Unlike strip cut paper shredders, a confetti paper shredder has more blade movement and therefore is more likely to require frequent maintenance. Therefore, it is extremely important to read the owners manual which ships with your shredder. This manual will outline the proper care and maintenance procedures required for your confetti paper shredder.
The most common problem with any paper shredder is the rare paper jam. Confetti paper shredders have this same problem, but in most cases it can be avoided with proper use. The majority of paper jams occur because too many sheets of paper have been fed into the shredder. Additionally, paper fasteners can cause paper jams. Paper clips are the most common fastener that mistakenly gets fed into the shredder. While some higher end paper shredder models will shred small paper clips, it is always best to avoid this problem by removing the fasteners first. And those fasteners can be reused again! It is strongly recommended that you read the owners manual which was supplied with your confetti paper shredder to determine the maximum number of pages which can be fed into the machine safely.
Because confetti paper shredders have moving blades, it is important that these blades are well lubricated. Blades which are no properly lubricated will not move as easily and may reduce the number of sheets which can be shredded at one time. Utilizing the appropriate oil, your confetti paper shredder will enjoy years of trouble free operation.
Please note that a crosscut paper shredder
is another common term which is used to describe the confetti paper shredder. Essentially, these types of shredders are the same with just a different marketing approach to its name.