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Re: [BKARTS] board shear adjustment



Richard,
Thank you so much. I will buy Mintner's video. Just
one question. Should those adjustments be made with
the counterweight on or off?

Thanks again,
Lesha

--- Richard Minsky <minsky@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> First, buy Bill Minter's video. It has lots of good
> information.
>
> There's nothing moe important in a bindery than a
> properly adjusted board
> shear.  It makes everything fast and easy.  The
> biggest problems I have
> seen come from perople who pull the blade to make
> the cut, instead of
> adjusting the shears properly.
>
> That causes one blade to cut the other, and only a
> commercial grinding will
> true the blades after that.  And in that process the
> blade loses a lot of
> metal, which you don't want.
>
> Most shears have two adjustments. One makes the
> curved blade parallel to
> the table blade, and the other moved the curved
> blade in and out from the
> table.
>
> It's simple. You make the blades parallel and then
> make them kiss.
>
> Make sure your counterweight has a safety pin!
>
> If your blade is properly adhusted you don't have to
> hold it to make a cut
> in paper, but just have to give it a push down, and
> it will cut perfectly
> by itself.
>
> When cutting, all your weight should be on the left
> foot, with the right
> foot holding the foot clamp with no weight shift.
> That way you will not be
> pushing the curved blade away from the table blade.
> If the machine is
> adjusted properly and your balance is good, all your
> cuts will be perfect.
>
> --
>  Richard
>  http://minsky.com
>  http://www.centerforbookarts.org
>
>
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