Product FAQs

Common Questions for SEM Products

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Can I use my own vacuum with a SEM Model 0200-OMD/SSD?

Is it necessary too purchase a vacuum through SEM?
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Can oil other than SEM's be used in SEM shredders?

Is it really necessary?
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How to Set up a SEM Paper Shredder

Need help getting started? Check out this video.
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How to Reset the Oil Sensor on a SEM Paper Shredder

Follow along in this how-to video.
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Replacing Oil on a SEM Shredder

Follow along with this how-to video.
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Can you shred paperclips in paper shredders?

Is it safe or will it damage the machine?
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Do SSDs need to be degaussed?

What is the proper way to destroy SSDs?
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Installing a Quick Disconnect

Oil spilling when changing the disconnect? Need to know the steps of changing and installing a quick disconnect? Click here.
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How to Prime an Oiler

Need to prime an oiler on the paper shredder? Oil not feeding into the paper shredder? Click here.
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Can dog tags be shredded in paper shredders?

Is it safe to put dog tags in a paper shredder? Can you shred them at all? Learn more here.
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NSA Listed Devices

Is this device NSA Listed? Which SEM products are NSA approved? Find the appropriate documents here.
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Can a regular trash bag be used with SEM shredders?

Can a regular trash bag replace my paper shredder waste bags?
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Can I buy a new cap and straw for my paper shredder?

That plastic piece that goes in the oil bottle is called a cap and straw. If you need a new one to go with your shredder, read on.
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SEM National Stock Number (NSN) Products

Looking to see what SEM products are part of the National Stock Number Program? Click here.
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SEM Data Sheets

Looking for a data sheet for one of SEM's products? Click here to find digital PDFs of all our products.
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SEM Product Manuals

Need a SEM product manual? Find the digital PDF versions here.
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Which product is right for you?

Is this machine compliant with regulations? What's has the highest feed rate? How much space is needed? Can it do both paper and optical?
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Electrical Requirements on SEM Products

When kind of electrical power do you need to run SEM paper shredders and disintegrators? Single phase, 3-phase, 120V or 220V? Learn here.
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SEM Oil Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

Here's a link to SEM's oil safety data sheet (SDS)
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