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How to insert a blade into a two-handled cabinet scraper

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Step 1 – Place scraper

Place the cabinet scraper on a level surface.

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Step 2 – Place blade

When placing the blade the cutting edge needs to slightly protrude through the mouth of the scraper body, just enough to catch the surface you will be scraping.

Loosen the retaining and clamping screws.

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This type of blade has only one cutting edge (burr) and not one on each side like other scrapers.

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Step 3 – Tighten clamping and adjustment screws

Tighten the clamping screws slightly by turning them clockwise using your fingers.

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Step 4 – Level blade

Use the end of your finger or nail to push the blade downwards to make sure the blade is level.

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