Because I burnt up my last shredder by overuse, I've taken it pretty easy on this one and it's working fine. I just feed one sheet of paper at a time and haven't used it more than 15 minutes at a time. The instruction manual suggested using either a commercial shredder oil or a light cooking oil to lubricate it. I used canola oil, and I couldn't believe how much smoother and quieter it was.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]