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Maintenance and Care of your Best Ragcutter Machine by Megatech

YOUR NEW MACHINE REQUIRES ALMOST NO MAINTENANCE BUT TO ENSURE THE BEST RELIABILITY AND PEACE OF MIND IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO CARRY OUT THE FOLLOWING REGULAR CHECKS ON IT.

AFTER A VACUUM OR BLOW DOWN A WIPE OVER WITH A DAMP RAG SHOULD KEEP IT LOOKING SMART.

YOU MAY NOTICE THAT ANY LINT OR DUST FALLS FROM UNDERNEATH THE BLADE COVER, IT’S DESIGNED TO DO THIS TO KEEP THE BLADE AREA CLEAR OF LINT AND THREADS, IT’S USUALLY VERY MINIMAL AS IT CUTS SO CLEANLY.

USING THE HEX KEY PROVIDED REMOVE THE FIVE FRONT COVER SCREWS AND CHECK THE BLADE AREA IS CLEAN, THEN REMOVE THE FOUR BLADE SCREWS TO CHECK BEHIND IT.   YOU CAN ENSURE THERE’S NO BUILD UP THERE.

TO REMOVE THE BLADE, HOLD IT STILL WITH THE LEFT HAND CLAMPED AGAINST THE BLADE, THE HEEL OF THE THUMB PUSHING DOWN TO HOLD IT FIRM WHILE LOOSENING THE SCREWS WITH THE HEX KEY. THE SHARP EDGE OF THE BLADE IS BEHIND THE SPACERS BUT STILL TAKE CARE  – IT SHOULD ALWAYS BE KEPT RAZOR SHARP.

REPLACEMENT IS JUST THE REVERSE PROCEDURE, A GOOD IDEA IS TO PUT A LITTLE ANTI-SEIZE GREASE ON THE THREAD AND THE TAPERED HEAD OF THE SCREW SO THEY COME OFF EASILY THE NEXT TIME. JUST DO THEM UP FIRMLY BUT DON’T SWING ON THEM OR YOU MAY STRUGGLE THE NEXT TIME YOU WANT THEM OFF – THEY DON’T TEND TO WORK LOOSE AS THE TAPERED SEAT HOLDS THEM FIRM.

YOU MAY WANT TO DO THIS FORTNIGHTLY OR MONTHLY, IT DEPENDS ON HOW MUCH USE ITS GETTING AND WHAT YOU’RE CUTTING.

AFTER THE FIRST TIME OR TWO YOU’LL KNOW IF THERE IS ANY NEED OR HOW OFTEN TO DO IT.

THE ONE KEY FITS ALL THE SCREWS – THE HEX KEY IS SUPPLIED WITH THE MACHINE FOR YOU.

IF BY ANY CHANCE SOMEONE HAS CUT PLASTIC WITH IT YOU MAY FIND IT MELTED AND STUCK TO THE BLADE AS IT COOLS – IT’S NOT DESIGNED FOR CUTTING PLASTIC.

THERE IS A VIDEO ON THE WEBSITE SHOWING THE COVER REMOVAL AND BLADE CHECKING, AS WELL AS THE EASY
WAY TO SCREW IT DOWN TO A TABLE OR BENCH TOP SHOULD YOU WISH.