If you are experiencing issues with the AutoBlade adjusting properly, first ensure that you are loading and locking the blade completely into place. If the blade is not fully seated before being locked into place, it will affect the blade's ability to properly adjust.
Click here to view a video confirming the appropriate blade loading procedure.
If you are loading the blade properly and the AutoBlade is still not being properly adjusted, please do the following:
- Remove the AutoBlade from the machine
- Hold the Autoblade in one hand with the blade pointing up
- With your free hand, attempt to turn the white cap on the top of the blade clockwise
- You can either use the Multi-tool inlcuded with your machine, or insert your fingernails into the notches of the cap and push or pull in the appropriate direction
- Ensure that the cap is secure
- While the white cap should be secure, refrain from over-tightening
Once you have determined that the cap is securely fastened, please do the following:
- Turn the AutoBlade so you can see the red line on the face of the blade
- Press down on the cap firmly (making sure to avoid pressing down on the blade itself)
- Press down until the cap is thoroughly depressed, and then release
- You should see the red line on the face of the blade move as you depress the cap
- Perform this action several times, verifying each time the red line ticks up to the next blade depth
These actions should ensure that your AutoBlade is properly set up in the machine and is able to be adjusted to the defined level in the software.
Other Blade Types
If the blade was previously working, then this concern is likely the result of dialing the blade outside of the intended range, beyond the 0 or 10 mark.
If the blade is dialed beyond the intended lowest or highest mark, it can then appear to get stuck and not turn freely anymore. If this is the case and your blade is at a setting near the lowest or highest setting, please attempt to turn the blade back beyond the lowest or highest setting. For example, if the blade setting appears to be on higher setting (such as 9 or 10), please attempt to turn the blade from the 10 mark directly to the 1 mark. If the blade setting appears to be a on lower setting (such as 1 or 2), please attempt to turn the blade from the 1 mark directly to the 10 mark.
⚠ NOTE: Turning the blade in this manner may take some force. However, once the blade is back in the proper range, it should turn more freely.