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No there was no oil in the box. I have food grade lubricant on hand, tho. What parts of it get oiled?
No oil in the box either. What kind of food grade lubricant can I buy? I can't really turn the handle at first, loose the bolt a little helps but only allow to turn outwards for 1/4; force it and some metal scraps feel off. Everything works fine afterwards but not as smooth as I expect....
 

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Silverback, check out my thread about fastening down the shredder and the solution Bob came up with. I want to use it on my kitchen table, on top of a bath towel so it doesn't get scratched, and have my left hand free to feed in leaves. Just look in the list of new posts and you'll see it.

I love the shredder, too. Its built like a real machine, not the toy beginner shredder. I've been shredding quite a bit with it already. I shredded some of the new Krumograd T2 with some Virginia Lemon to see what it tastes like. Made ten cigs with it. Its nice. Very smooth. I'd grow it if seeds were available. Next I will compare the 2018 and 2019 Stacked Basma.
Like the @Knucklehead setup. My son just retired his desk and I kept two of the drawers for planters. I will use one of those as a drawer, all I need is a board big enough to sit across the drawer. Thanks again for the info.
 

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No oil in the box either. What kind of food grade lubricant can I buy? I can't really turn the handle at first, loose the bolt a little helps but only allow to turn outwards for 1/4; force it and some metal scraps feel off. Everything works fine afterwards but not as smooth as I expect....
I think something like vegetable oil. Mine was shipped with a bottle so I never had to actually go out and search but it has the consistency of vegetable oil. Mine felt a little rough until I put a little oil on it and turned it forwards and backward until I could feel the roughness from manufacture begin to smooth out. I blew it out with compressed air afterwards and then reoiled because I could feel metal begin to smooth. It’s not smooth like butter yet but the tolerances are still tight, which is good as it is still wearing in and wont be loose and sloppy after a few usages.
 

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Like the @Knucklehead setup. My son just retired his desk and I kept two of the drawers for planters. I will use one of those as a drawer, all I need is a board big enough to sit across the drawer. Thanks again for the info.
My box could be shorter but I repurposed a box I had built for the front rack of my four wheeler. I just used it as is. It’s made from solid hickory and is heavy enough that it doesn’t move around while I use the shredder.
 

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I use PAM non-stick cooking spray (Original, with canola) on anything (thin steel spatula, pocket knife) that might rust or need lubrication in the kitchen. ¼ second spray, then wipe. It contains lecithin and a bit of canola oil. For a shredder, just a brief spray, then rotate the blades to distribute.

Bob
 

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Thanks again, Bob. You are a font of knowledge. I was getting a bit frustrated figuring out what is supposed to be lubricated on the shredder. I have some Pam type spray. The paste lubricant i have won't work in this case. It was for a meat grinder.

My son's dad in the redwoods is going to make the board setup for me and ship it to me. He will do a lovely job of it. I'm mailing him the template of the shredder base today. I like the drawer idea a lot but I don't happen to have one sitting around.
 

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I use PAM non-stick cooking spray (Original, with canola) on anything (thin steel spatula, pocket knife) that might rust or need lubrication in the kitchen. ¼ second spray, then wipe. It contains lecithin and a bit of canola oil. For a shredder, just a brief spray, then rotate the blades to distribute.

Bob
All I can find in the house is the Sprout Avocado spray. Will this work?
 

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I may be heading in the wrong direction. Dons post refers to a non-oil lubricant. Post #1.

 
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