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Evolution3 SmartFold Installation Manual – Non Keencut Bench

The width of the work surface needs to be 40cm (15 ¾″) wider than the cut length of the SmartFold.

Example: E3SF260 (104″) + 40cm (15 ¾″) = 300cm (118″) work bench

If your workbench does not meet the following parameters and cannot be adjusted for flatness it is recommended to use a different bench. Keencut’s BenchTop Bench is designed especially for this purpose.

Check the flatness of the worktop by stretching a thin piece of strong thread between two blocks of the same height approximately over the area the cutter is to be mounted.

Measure the highest and lowest part of the worktop under the thread, the difference between the two measurements should be no more than 3mm (⅛″). If it is greater it will be necessary to adjust the surface flatness with a new top or by using spacing pieces under those base brackets (part B) that require it when they are installed.

The spacing pieces (part S) should be made from 1.5mm – 3mm (1⁄16″ – ⅛″) thick rigid material such as ACP or PVC Foamboard cut to the same size as the base bracket and placed under the base brackets (part B) as they are installed (next section).

The work surface must be stable with a robust framework below and good support (no flexing) in the area under the two ends of the cutter.

Both ends of the cutter must be fully supported and not overhanging the work surface.

In this section you will need base brackets (part B) and short posi head screws (part C).

Place the first base bracket (part B) 18cm (7″) from the edge and 9.5cm (3 ¾”) from the front of your bench. Use a Posi head screwdriver to tighten screws.

Place the following base brackets (part B) 43.5cm (17 ⅛″) from the edge of the previous base bracket and 9.5cm (3 ¾”) from the front. Use a Posi head screwdriver to tighten screws.

Continue placing the rest of the base brackets in this way.

NOTE: If you had to place spacing pieces under any of the base brackets it is recommended the thread is used (as seen in the work bench flatness test – (see 3.2 to find out how to do the flatness test >). Measure to the top surface of each base bracket to check they differ by no more than 3mm (⅛”).

IMPORTANT: This step should be carried out by two people to prevent damage or injury

Centralise and lower the cutter slowly onto the base brackets.

Once the SmartFold is in place, use scissors to remove the film packaging.

The base brackets have 2 grub screws each located at the front and the back (see ‘ x’ and ‘ y’).


Use the long end of the 3mm Allen (hex) key rotate the grub screws in the front of the base brackets until you feel them come to a stop, do not tighten any further.

Do this gently

Repeat the process on the grub screws at the back of the base brackets.

Do this gently

Use the 3mm Allen (hex) key to firmly tighten the grub screws in the front of the base brackets.

Do this firmly

Take the long screws (part D) and a Posi head screwdriver to the highlighted section of the SmartFold.

Fix the arm to the work surface but do not tighten at this stage. Repeat on the other end of your SmartFold.

Do this gently

IMPORTANT: It is essential to remove cutter head before folding

Pull and remove end stop. 

Slide the cutting head to the right.

Gently lift to remove the cutter head, then replace end stop.

Do this gently

IMPORTANT: This next step may require more than one person on longer cutters to prevent damage or injury

Grip the cutter bar firmly, lift carefully and swing over the edge of the bench, bring gently to a stop when vertical.

Be careful when lifting

Insert the highlighted screw but do not tighten. Repeat this step on the other side of your SmartFold.

Do this gently

Use 4mm Allen (hex) Key to loosen the cap screws by one full turn at the end of the SmartFold.

DO NOT loosen the domed head screws that have red paint on them.

Repeat this step on the other end of your SmartFold.