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SteelTrak 165 and 210 Installation Manual – Squaring test

For your machine to produce accurate square cuts the Squaring Arm needs to be fixed at exactly 90° to the Main Column. This is pre-calibrated by Keencut, and will be applied if the assembly process has been completed correctly. To check the accuracy and ensure the machine has been assembled correctly, you can run this test.

select a sheet of foam core or foam board (3-6mm) at least 60cm x 100cm (24” x 36”) in size. The larger the board the greater the accuracy.

Place the board on the machine vertically as shown and apply the clamp ensuring the bottom edge is in firm contact with the Squaring Arm.

Select the cutting blade on the rotating cutting head (see section 6). Cut into the top of the board to produce a cut approximately 3cm (1″) long. Disengage the cutter using the cutter release lever. Lower the cutter and make a similar cut at the bottom of the board by pressing the blade through the board about 3cm (1″) from the bottom edge of the board.

Unclamp and turn the board around and place it back in the SteelTrak but do not clamp it.

IMPORTANT: For the test to work the board must be turned laterally (like a page in a book) not top to bottom.

Move the sliding head down and align the board so that the cutting blade enters the previous made cut at the bottom edge of the board. Apply the clamp. Release the blade.

Raise the sliding head and depress the blade so that it engages with the top edge of the board, should enter the same cut as made previously showing that it is square.

If it does not, please note that the deviation witnessed is DOUBLE the actual deviation, if the gap between the 2 cuts is 2mm or less, this is within the specified tolerance.

If for any reason please refer to Troubleshooting if machine is not square >