You can manually oil your shredder in two ways. First, you can directly squirt IDEAL shredder oil into the shredder’s mouth by squeezing a stream back and forth across the shredding opening. Alternatively, you can apply oil to a few sheets of paper by squeezing it from corner to corner, creating an X or S pattern, and then shredding the oiled sheets. This process allows the dry paper shredded after lubrication to pick up any paper dust or particles in the shredder head, ensuring maximum capacity. Remember to generously oil your paper shredder after each bag change.