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Evolution3 FreeHand User Guide – Fabric tool head

Loosen the clamping knob.

Remove the blade cover.

Remove the safety cover.

Remove the blade and magnetic blade boss. There may be a number of clear plastic shims on the threaded shaft, ensure they are clean and in good condition.

Separate the boss from the blade and inspect the boss for wear and clean off any debris. Dispose of the worn blade responsibly.

Reassemble with a new blade.  Do not over tighten the clamping knob, it is essential that the blade is allowed to rotate whilst cutting.

IMPORTANT: You must use a cutting mat for any cutting, creasing, or scoring process to prevent damage to the work surface.

Place the cutting mat (A) on the work surface then the material to be cut (B) making sure the whole length of the cut line is over the cutting mat. Place the FreeHand on the material near to the cutline.

Lift and move one end of the cutter so the sightline strip (clear plastic strip running along cutting edge of the FreeHand) aligns with the cut line, then repeat at the other end. Look down vertically and check the sightline strip aligns with the cut line before making the cut.

Turn the highlighted screw to adjust the blade pressure (clockwise to reduce). When adjusting you will see the pressure indicator go up and down.

Rotate the red blade guard, using tab (B), to reveal or hide the blade. If it is difficult to rotate loosen the clamping knob (A) a little. Ensure it is adjusted correctly before cutting so the blade is just able to rotate without sideways movement.

Take a small piece of the material to be cut, clamp it under the cutter bar.

The Fabric tool head cuts in both directions and requires the blade holder to be pressed down fully whilst the rotary blade is cutting the material.

Check the blade is rotating and not moving from side to side, if it is, adjust the blade clamping knob.

Cut in one smooth continuous motion, adjust to increase or decrease the cutting pressure if necessary.

When the small piece of material has been cut successfully place the main piece of fabric in the cutter, align and cut in the same way.

NOTE: The Fabric tool head can also be used to cut many other thin materials such as paper and film.