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SteelTrak 165 and 210 Installation Manual – Assembly

The first stages of assembly are carried out with the machine laying on the floor

NOTE : When taking the machine from the box, ensure at least two people are lifting. Remember to bend your knees and keep your back straight – this machine is heavy.

Be careful when lifting

Slacken the bottom two screws on both legs and extend the telescopic leg to the desired length. (This can be re-adjusted later). Tighten the screws to clamp in position.

Once you are happy, swing both legs out as far as they will go.

Remove the screw and spacer from each leg


Lay the squaring arm flat adjacent to the machine and slide it  through the gap in the main body so that the two holes in the centre align with the 2 holes in the spine.

IMPORTANT: The screws MUST be inserted tightened in this order.

Insert the countersunk screw into to the squaring arm, use a 5mm Allen (Hex) key to  tighten the screw firmly.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that this is tightened as much as you possibly can using the short end of the Allen (Hex) key (as shown). If this screw is not tightened enough, the squaring system will not work.

Do this firmly

Bring the strut into position at the top of the machine so the angled section is pointing to the top of the machine, and the recess is facing the back of the machine (as shown).

Insert the countersunk screw into to countersunk hole on the spine and into the strut, use a 5mm Allen (Hex) key to  tighten the screw firmly.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that this is tightened as much as you possibly can using the short end of the Allen (Hex) key (as shown). If this screw is not tightened enough, the squaring system will not work.

Do this firmly

Align the hole at the bottom of the strut with the highlighted hole in the squaring arm. Insert the countersunk screw into to the squaring arm, use a 5mm Allen (Hex) key to  tighten the screw firmly.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that this is tightened as much as you possibly can using the short end of the Allen (Hex) key (as shown). If this screw is not tightened enough, the squaring system will not work.

Do this firmly

Check that these three screws have definitely been tightened fully.

Note: lifting the long end of the squaring arm could release some pressure on the screws and allow for further tightening

DO NOT PROCEED IF YOU HAVE NOT FULLY TIGHTENED THE 3 SCREWS HIGHLIGHTED ABOVE

Insert the countersunk screw into to the squaring arm on the left side of the slideway, use a 5mm Allen (Hex) key to  tighten the screw firmly into the spine.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that this is tightened as much as you possibly can using the short end of the Allen (Hex) key (as shown). If this screw is not tightened enough, the squaring system will not work.

Do this firmly

Take the screws and spacers that came from the legs and insert them into the highlighted holes in the squaring arm.

Align them with the holes in the legs and tighten with a 5mm Allen (Hex) key.

Do this firmly

The SteelTraK 165 offers a fast, accurate and robust way to cut boards measuring up to 165cm (65”). The SteeltraK 210 utilises a ‘Pull Bar System’ to increase the cutting length to 210cm (82”) without compromising the straightforward way the SteelTraK cuts medium size boards. The ‘Pull Bar’ is only used when cutting between 165cm and 210cm and is automatically stowed out of the way when not in use by virtue of its integral spring balance

At any stage of the assembly before standing the machine up, fit the Pull Bar using a 6mm Allen key:

Remove the Screw and Stub Shaft from the end of the Pull Bar.

Insert the end of the Pull Bar in the bracket as shown ensuring the handle at the other end is facing in the correct direction.

Insert the Screw and Stub Shaft and tighten.

If you are going to fit the Free Standing Kit (optional) to a SteelTrak 165 go to Fitting the Free standing kit (165 only)>

If you are going to fit the Free Standing Kit (optional) to a SteelTrak 165 go to Fitting the Free standing kit (210 only)>

IMPORTANT: Ensure the wall is stable and use the appropriate fixings.

Using 2 people, lift the top end of the machine (place it on a strong stool or chair) and fit the two M8 screws (supplied separately) through the black Top Bracket into the back of each of the legs. Use a 5mm Allen (Hex) key to tighten these and the adjacent two screws (four screws in all) to fix the Legs to the top of the Main Body.

Do this firmly
Be careful when lifting

Fit the Wall Mounting Bracket to the top of the Main Body, fasten the screws finger tight only.

Do this gently

Get help to lift the machine up and position it against the wall in the desired position.

Be careful when lifting

The Wall Mounting Bracket should lay flush against the wall. Mark the position of the two V’s on each side of the bracket with a short pencil.


Move the machine away and remove the Wall Mounting Bracket.


Attach the bracket to the wall in the marked position with appropriate fixings then reposition and fasten the machine to the bracket.

NOTE: The Free standing kit is an optional extra and does not come packed with the main machine. Assistance will be needed to fit the Free Standing Kit

Extend the telescopic leg to the same length as the front legs less 12cm (5″)


Get help to hold the machine vertical and attach the bracket to the top of the machine using the nuts and screws provided.

Be careful when lifting

Swing down the stay and attach the fixing block to the plate on the bottom of the Main Body, tighten all three screws on the stay using a 6mm Allen (Hex).


Adjust the telescopic leg so the machine stands evenly as shown.


Secure the top of the Legs to the Main Body by fitting the two M8 screws (supplied separately) through the black plate into the back of each of the Legs, tighten these together with the adjacent two screws (four screws in all) to fix the Legs in position with a 6mm Allen (Hex) Key.

NOTE: The Free standing kit is an optional extra and does not come packed with the main machine. Assistance will be needed to fit the Free Standing Kit

Extend the telescopic leg to the same length as the front legs less 12cm (5″)


Get help to hold the machine vertical and attach the bracket to the top of the machine using the nuts and screws provided.

Be careful when lifting

Swing down the stay and attach the fixing block to the plate on the bottom of the Main Body, tighten all three screws on the stay using a 6mm Allen (Hex).


Adjust the telescopic leg so the machine stands evenly as shown.


Secure the top of the Legs to the Main Body by fitting the two M8 screws (supplied separately) through the black plate into the back of each of the Legs, tighten these together with the adjacent two screws (four screws in all) to fix the Legs in position with a 6mm Allen (Hex) Key.


Attach the bracket to the end of the Squaring Arm as shown using the two bolts provided.


Adjust the telescopic leg so the machine stands evenly as shown.

Separate the Supports into left hand and right hand.


The screws fit into special grooves in the underside of the Supports. The grooves have teeth on their sides to match the teeth of the screw thread, the screw can be fitted in the groove anywhere along its length but be careful to make sure the screw is kept perpendicular to the Support and not screwed in out of line


Place one of the 16 Long Screws in each of the holes along the legs of the machine, use a 4mm Allen (Hex) Key to fix each Support in turn ensuring the ends of the Supports are firmly against the Main Column and the screws are aligned with the special grooves as explained above.


Fix the end of each Support in position with the Brackets and short screws as shown.

Remove the three screws from the top of the Cutting Head and fix the Handle in place using a 4mm Allen (Hex) Key.

Ensure it is the correct way around (as shown). Move the cutter head to the middle of the Main Body