2015 - Articles and News

All shredders have a duty cycle (also known as run time). This refers to the length of time that the shredder can continuously shred before it needs to cool down. Many small household shredders will run for 2 or 3 minutes continuously before they need a cool down period (e.g. 20 minutes or so). However, some larger high-spec shredders can shred for an hour non-stop - or even continuously. When bu... [Read More]
There are a number of reasons why a shredder might not start, so let's get straight to it: Is the shredder plugged in and switched on at the mains? Yes, we know it seems like a daft question but we had to ask, right? The shredder itself might need to be switched to 'on' or 'auto'. If your shredder has a head that sits on top of a bin, is the head on correctly? For safety reasons a number of s... [Read More]
A number of shredders from Rexel feature Mercury Anti-Jam Technology (or Rexel Jam Free Technology as it's also known), a handy feature which is intended to stop paper jams that are the result of overfeeding - so here’s a quick overview of how it works. Every shredder has a sheet capacity limit and the Anti-Jam Technology feature means that the shredder will only shred stacks of paper withi... [Read More]