Paper Folding Machine Maintenance Tips

Automatic Paper Folding MachinesPaper folding machines are an investment and most businesses want to see that investment last for years. So how do you keep a paper folding machine up and running for years? Here are a few useful tips that will help you get the most out of your paper folding machine.

Clearing Jams – Paper folders can experience paper jams throughout their life. A few important things to remember when clearing a paper jam is:

  1. Don’t force the paper folder to do something it doesn’t want to. What does this mean? If the roller wheels aren’t turning, don’t force them or they may break.
  2. Don’t use scissors or a screw driver to fish out the paper. This can damage the rubber rollers, and they aren’t cheap to replace.

Paper Thickness – Make sure you don’t run paper through your paper folder that is thicker than the maximum specifications. The same can be said for paper that is too thin.

Paper Finish – The finish of the paper can play a huge roll in how the paper folding machine will operate. If you have a friction-feed paper folder (one that uses a wheel to pull paper into the machine), glossy paper may cause slips resulting in jams.

Staples – Do not run stapled paper through a paper folder. The metal from the staples will cause nicks in the delicate rubber rollers, resulting in a decreased lifespan.

Rubber Cleaner Rejuvenator – Rubber cleaner rejuvenator helps to moisturize rollers, cutting down on cracks. It also helps to remove jam-causing dust and ink buildup. Rubber cleaner rejuvinator can be found here.

Static Eliminator – Static electricity can cause sheets of paper to stick together. In a paper folding machine, this can result in misfeeds and multiple sheets being pulled into the folder. This ultimately leads to paper jams.  Static eliminator can be found here.

If you are experiencing problems with your paper folder, or if you need repairs, we have a talented Service Department that can help get you replacement parts or even fix your paper folding machine. Our Service Department can be reached by filling out this form.

Are you in need of a replacement paper folding machine? We have a huge selection of paper folding machines from Dynafold, Duplo, Martin Yale, Dahle and much more. You will find our new paper folding machines here.

Keith Barlow

Keith is a third generation office equipment expert. ABC Office was started by his grandfather back in 1980 and he is proud to be caring on the values that made ABC Office what it is today… unsurpassed selection, detailed information, low prices, and courteous support.


4 Responses to “Paper Folding Machine Maintenance Tips”

  1. Rafael Says:

    We currently have a hasler M4000 folding machine that’s covered by quite an expensive maintenance agreement, do you know of any company that provides maintenance support for this equipment perhaps at a lower cost? Thanks.

  2. Dave Says:

    We have a well-trained and knowledgeable Service Department that may be able to help. I will forward your information to them and and we’ll see what we can do.

  3. daniella Says:

    I have a hasler m4000 im looking to sell in the orange county area. Do you buy supplies or have any idea where i could sell it ?

  4. Dave Says:


    Thank you for posting a comment. Unfortunately we don’t buy any used equipment. My advice would be to try selling it on Ebay.

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