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Best way to clean the Polish tabletop shredder

AmericanMuskrat

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So far the best way I've found is to rinse the rollers with water and use a plastic tab used to close bread bags but it's less than ideal. I have been considering a wire or stiff nylon brush or carburetor cleaning wires. Is there a better way?
 

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I just unbolt the bottom guards, put them in a pair of plyers and hold them in the grooves from on top, while winding it, clears almost everything out in about 2 minutes...
 

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So far the best way I've found is to rinse the rollers with water and use a plastic tab used to close bread bags but it's less than ideal. I have been considering a wire or stiff nylon brush or carburetor cleaning wires. Is there a better way?
Hi there, fellow noob here. :)

I use a cloth - it's similar to the microfiber cloths you can get but the bits on the rollers don't get stuck to it. I just put a little peanut oil on the rollers and gently brush them with the cloth, turn the rollers a bit and rinse and repeat.

I'm sorry but I don't know what these cloths are called or where you get them from - there were a couple of them in a drawer in the kitchen, after a bit of trial and error I found they worked best. If that didn't work I was going to try using a toothbrush as my next idea.

I'm afraid I am waiting for a new smart phone, it's a week late due to Covid. Once I get it I can post a picture of the cloth in question if that helps.
 

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Welcome to the forum, @baboon . Feel free to introduce yourself in the Introduce Yourself forum.

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Thank you very much Bob. May I just say that I have been lurking here for a year and a half and this website has been a fantastic resource - without doubt the best on the Internet for tobacco growing/processing/general tobacco stuff.

I've probably read hundreds of your posts and I blame you almost entirely for "going all in" on this hobby. ;)
 

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So far the best way I've found is to rinse the rollers with water and use a plastic tab used to close bread bags but it's less than ideal. I have been considering a wire or stiff nylon brush or carburetor cleaning wires. Is there a better way?
Sorry for the delay, I finally got my new phone. What a saga that was...

Please find attached the images as promised.

The greenish cloth is what I use to clean the shredder. I've taken a close up shot so you can see the texture.

The blue one is a standard microfiber cloth for comparison - the cloth on those gets snagged by the bits in the rollers so isn't suitable.

I had a look on Amazon UK for something similar to what I have but couldn't find anything, maybe a chamois would work? As long as it doesn't snag on the rollers you should be good to go.

Hope this helps.
 

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