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Cross-cut Paper Shredder Teardown and Repair

I managed to completely jam my paper shredder during a bout of document disposal last summer. An old credit report managed to wrap itself around the blade drum and would not back out, so I had to either buy a new shredder or tear this one apart and fix it!

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gentlemen welcome back to the kitchen table

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today we have got this skookum mcchoocher

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i can’t! with apologies to

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ave that was my my impersonation

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there anyway

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no i done fuckered up my shredder

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here so I yes it’s stuck there’s a

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jamalamma paper in there and I can’t

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get it to start functioning so our need to take her

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apart and yank that paper out and hopefully get it

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working again now go here is obviously

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the head of the shredder the works really

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and hopefully all i’m going to need is a screwdriver

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a simple cross-head screwdriver–philips head

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and it is hot as balls outside so my frosty

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beverage today

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courtesy of san diego brewing mission brewing down in san deigo

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pacific drift very good new guys on the

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block good stuff anyway so we’ll dig in here

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we really have to is take these screws out one at a time

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by the way, if you don’t know who ave is, he is a

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rather skookum

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canadian fellow who does a lot of this kind of stuff

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stuff for heavy industry kind of stuff

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always entertaining to watch or

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listen to do anyway check out his

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channel and comment on his videos

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tell him that the airbornesurfer sent you and

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we’ll see what happens i’ve had this shredder for some 20 years

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I could go buy another one at Walmart

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but where’s the fun in that

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besides I don’t want to go to walmart if i don’t

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have to seriously that place is like the seventh circle of hell on the

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weekend

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and and I’ve been walmart in

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the south and walmart in midwest I’ve been

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walmart here in Southern California I’ve

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been to walmart in canada and you know

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actually I’ve gotta say my best experience with

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walmart has been in Canada actually

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Bradford Ontario which is actually

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where I got the shirt interestingly enough

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Bradford Ontario by far had

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the best walmart experience i’ve ever had so

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shoutout to

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bradford that now again it was like in

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the middle of the morning that i was

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there so yeah I guess that might’ve had something

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to do with it. there was nobody in the store

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but nevertheless i

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walked about the store, i was there on business

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and saw what they had to offer and noticed it was

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nearly canada day and they had all their

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patriotic stuff out so i got myself a little t

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shirt i think i’ve got all the screws out now so two screws came out

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the problem with wearing the maple leaf in

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southern California is that they think it’s a

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different kind of leaf let’s try this again

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well, it’s coming apart anyway there it goes!

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all right, so we’ve got her opened up here there’s some wiring guts

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got some shmoo there–shmoo, that’s a technical term i picked up in canada

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ok

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see here where the paper jam is apparently i

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busted the works

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let’s see what we’ve got

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obviously our switch

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that tells the machine to turn on when the paper is inserted

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big ol’ 115 volt motor here

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provides all your traction

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that pops out there, just leave it over there

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okay we got our shredder guts

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definitely need some tweezers

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aha! i’ve got some needle nose pliers

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don’t put your finger in the pinchy part

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so what happened here was you know i

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had a handful papers that i was shredding and

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i happened to stick them in their kind

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of kind of

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sideways i gotta get around this blade here that’s the problem they kinda rolled up over this blade

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kids don’t try this at home

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contact

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there is a shutoff in here somewhere

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so you have to raise that up

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there it goes! that took it right out!

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there’s the culprit right there

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a little hunk of paper jamalamma in there

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the rest looks like it is okay

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just do a test fit right quick

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looks like everything’s working now

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and it looks like we are all set here now we just gotta get this all back in there

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power off

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now we just put our screws back in place we’re all set [whistling o canada]

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you watch enough hockey games you learn

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the tune to o canada and eventually you learn the lyrics

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she’s all done

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that’s it i’m going to drink my beer and i’m going to shred some papers

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