paper shredder lubrication

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JHZR2

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Hi, I bought a fellowes personal 7-page confetti shredder this weekend, so that I can do more to protect myself, besides just ripping stuff up into small squares... We have a big shreadere at work, and the label says to lubircate it with 10w-30 engine oil at specific intervals, explained based upon use. THis one says that it needs to be oiled regularly as well... but it states to:
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Using Fellowes Powershed Lubricant #35250 or other non-aerosol vegetable-based oil in a long nozzle container
Further down it warns:
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REMINDER: Do not use flammable synthetic oil, petroleum-based products or aerosol lubricants of any kind in or near the shredder at any time.
Firstly... wat would really be the best lubricant for a paper shredder? ND30 oil? ATF? Second: WHy do they make those reccomendations? Fire hazzard? The possibility of your oil-soaked paper starting on fire, causing you to sue fellowes for starting a fire? ANy ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks! JMH
 
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