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Remaking a Fellowes90 paper-shredder

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Dave davidpaag

Remaking a Fellowes90 paper-shredder

08/03/2017 at 17:37

So i’m starting to remake this shredder that i bought for 60 EUR second-hand. The product description stated it could shred credit-cards and CD’s, so i thought it might be strong enough to shred most household plastics – and it is! So far so good. I removed safety features and LEDS to keep it simple, so now to the tough part;
1. Plastic gets stuck within the shredder-teeth.
2. Can only run 24 minutes.
3. Hard to feed larger items due to tiny teeth.

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helper
23/11/2018 at 23:37
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sorry to get your hopes up, thats just a picture of an industrial quad axle shredder i found on google image search. I’m using a fellows 90 as well trying to retool it to be more efficient and clean auto clean the blades easier. I am thinking about getting some parts laser cut to fill in the spaces better.

starter
20/11/2018 at 19:27
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@gcadou the teeth in your photo looks better than both mine and @davidpaag

can you give us some more details of what this is in the photo.

helper
20/11/2018 at 16:58
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How is this going guys? @edgeeffect @davidpaag I am also taking apart a bunch of shredders. I’ve done it about six times now… Right now I have a fellowes cross cut ps-79ci and a couple of Royal 12 sheet shredders. I am thinking about REALLY moding things and making a quad axle shredder

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13/03/2017 at 17:53
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Yes cost is always the issue… I got mine very cheap on E-Bay under “repairs and spares” and have been spending the last few MONTHS trying to replace a damaged gear. :/

helper
13/03/2017 at 17:49
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@edgeeffect
yes you are right about the blades, mine is a strip-cut and cross-cut is definitively more suitable.
The thing is this beast costs around 500 EUR from new – i got this one only used a few hours for 60 EUR. As it was the only ‘professional / industrial’ shredder i could find used, i had to settle for straight-cut.

My current plan is the cut some teeth into the current wheels, change the spacing with some 3D printed spacers and it should be ready to go.

Here’s a picture with the sheels off…

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13/03/2017 at 14:06
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I’m not sure what make and model of shredder I’m working with but there are some out there with much more suitable blades.

I think the problem is that you have a “strip-cutting” shredder.
Where the one in my picture is a “cross-cut” model.

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