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Changing the 2 x 50" Belt

1. Remove the housing

2. Press the tension arm

3. Slide the belt off.

4. Place new belt on 

5. Re-engage the tension arm

6. Reinstall the housing

Belt Tracking

1. Set speed to 0

2. Gradually increase the speed

3. Adjust the tracking knob

4. Slowly increase the speed

5. Line up the belt with the wheel

Serrated Wheel Installation (and Removal)

1. Remove the housing and finishing belt

2. Use the Alan wrench to loosen the set screw on the wheel by turning 3 times

3. Remove the wheel

4. Place inner collar on 3/4 of the way, tighten

5. Place washer on 

6. Place place serrated wheel on, then washer

7. Place outer collar on and "preload" by pushing against the washer, then tighten.

1. Remove the outer collar and washer.

2. Remove the wheel

3. Remove the inner collar and washer

4. Place wheel onto shaft leaving about "2 Quarters" width between the frame and the wheel.

5. Tighten the set screw

6. Place belt onto the finishing wheel and track accordingly.

Rail Guide Installation

1. Place the rail guide base into the slot and allow the holes to line up.

2. Screw the bolt and tighten with the ratchet.

Phase 1 - Rail Guide Sharpening

Knives  

1. Using the Medium 240 Grit belt, set angle guide to 22.5 degrees

2. Press on the blade holding clamp and insert knife blade.

3. Turn on the motor and set to 30%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using medium pressure, twice on both sides

5. Engage the blade with the finishing belt on both sides as needed to remove the burr.

Scissors

1. Using the Medium 240 Grit Belt, set angle guide to 45 degrees

2. Press on the blade holding clamp and insert scissor.

3. Turn on the motor and set to 30%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using medium pressure, twice on both sides

5. Slowly close the scissor to remove the burr. 

Hedge Shears

1. Using the Coarse 80 Grit Belt, set angle guide to 45 degrees using the heavy duty blade holder.

2. Unscrew the blade holding clamp and insert hedge shear, tighten

3. Turn on the motor and set to 70%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using heavy pressure, until a burr has formed. Switch sides. Repeat.

5. Slowly close the shear to remove the burr. 

Mower Blade

1. Using the Coarse 80 Grit Belt, set angle guide to 30 degrees using the heavy duty blade holder.

2. Unscrew the blade holding clamp and insert mower blade, tighten

3. Turn on the motor and set to 70%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using heavy pressure, until a burr has formed. Switch sides and repeat.

5. Slowly close the scissor to remove the burr. 

Phase 2 - Articulating Arm Sharpening

Articulating Arm Installation

1. Remove the rail guide from the mounting bracket using the ratchet arm provided.

2. Place the articulating arm assembly into the mounting bracket and tighten with the same ratchet. Make sure the base is flesh with the bracket.

3. Place the angle guide vice onto the articulating arm stem. 

Knives

1. Using the Medium 240 Grit belt, set angle guide to 22.5 degrees

2. Press on the blade holding clamp and insert knife blade.

3. Turn on the motor and set to 30%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using medium pressure, twice on both sides

5. Engage the blade with the finishing belt on both sides as needed to remove the burr.

Scissors

1. Using the Medium 240 Grit Belt, set angle guide to 45 degrees

2. Press on the blade holding clamp and insert scissor.

3. Turn on the motor and set to 30%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using medium pressure, twice on both sides

5. Slowly close the scissor to remove the burr. 

Hedge Shears

1. Using the Coarse 80 Grit Belt, set angle guide to 45 degrees using the heavy duty blade holder.

2. Unscrew the blade holding clamp and insert hedge shear, tighten

3. Turn on the motor and set to 70%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using heavy pressure, until a burr has formed. Switch sides. Repeat.

5. Slowly close the shear to remove the burr. 

Mower Blade

1. Using the Coarse 80 Grit Belt, set angle guide to 30 degrees using the heavy duty blade holder.

2. Unscrew the blade holding clamp and insert mower blade, tighten

3. Turn on the motor and set to 70%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using heavy pressure, until a burr has formed. Switch sides and repeat.

5. Slowly close the scissor to remove the burr. 

Phase 3 - Freehand Sharpening

Knives

1. Using the Medium 240 Grit belt place the knife at a 90 degree angle to the belt without it running. 

2. Move the spine of the knife half way to the belt creating a 45 degree angle.

3. Repeat step 2 creating an approximate  22.5 degree angle.

 

4. Turn on the motor and set to 30%

5. Engage the blade with the belt using medium pressure, twice on both sides

6. Engage the blade with the finishing belt on both sides as needed to remove the burr.

Pro Tip: Use a marker on the blade bevel and engage the blade with the belt at 10% speed as practice. 

Bread Knives

1. Install the serrated blade sharpening wheel 

2. Use a marker to discolor the serrations.

3. Press each serration into the wheel while spinning at 30% to remove the material hence extracting the blades teeth.

4. Remove any burrs from the serration with a honing steel or lightly engage the scotch brite finishing belt.

Scissors

1. Using the Medium 240 Grit belt at a speed of 30%, place the scissor at a 90 degree angle to the belt WITHOUT engaging it.

2. Move the scissor spine halfway to the belt creating a 45 degree angle.

3. Engage the belt twice, raising a burr.

4. Repeat on the other scissor blade.

5. Close the scissor slowly to remove the burr. 

Pro Tip: Use a marker on the bevel to ensure it is removed at the correct angle.

Pruners

1. Use a marker to discolor the bevel.

2. Using the Medium 240 Grit belt, set the speed to 30%

3. Engage the pruner with the belt very carefully and slowly as shown.

4. Using the contour of the pruner, allow the belt to remove the marker creating a new bevel.

5. Close to deburr the pruner.

Pro Tip: Use a honing steel or engage the back of the pruner blade with the scotch brite belt to remove the burr. 

Loppers

1. Use a marker to discolor the bevel.

2. Using the Medium 240 Grit belt, set the speed to 30%

3. Engage the lopper with the belt very carefully and slowly as shown.

4. Using the contour of the lopper, allow the belt to remove the marker creating a new bevel.

5. Close to deburr the lopper.

Pro Tip: Use a honing steel or engage the back of the lopper blade with the scotch brite belt to remove the burr. 

Hedge Shears

1. Use a marker to discolor the bevel of you shear.  

2. Using the Coarse 80 Grit Belt, set the speed to 70%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using heavy pressure, until a burr has formed. Switch sides. Repeat.Notice if the marker is removed or not. Adjust your angle as necessary.

5. Slowly close the shear to remove the burr. 

Mower Blade

1. Use a marker to discolor the bevel of you mower blade.  

2. Using the Coarse 80 Grit Belt, set the speed to 70%

4. Engage the blade with the belt using heavy pressure, until a burr has formed. Switch sides. Repeat.Notice if the marker is removed or not. Adjust your angle as necessary.

5. Remove the burr using the scotch brite by engaging the back of the mower blade with the belt.