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How to adjust the handle
on a surform planer file?

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Surform planer file handle can adjust A surform planer file has a handle which can adjust to allow the tool to be used two ways. To adjust the handle from a plane position into a file position (or vice versa), simply follow these steps.
To release the screw rotate it in an anti-clockwise direction

Step 1 – Release screw

There is a screw which holds the handle in position. To change the handle position, release the screw by rotating it in an anti-clockwise direction. You will need to use a screwdriver to loosen the screw.

Handle can be placed in two positions

Step 2 – Re-position handle

On most models, the handle will detach from the rest of the tool when the screw is released. It can then be re-positioned, depending on how you wish to use the tool.

The handle can adjust to be set either vertically, to be used as a plane, or horizontally, to be used as a file.

Tighten screw to keep handle in place

Step 3 – Insert screw

Once you have set the handle into the desired position, re-insert the screw into the slot and rotate in a clockwise direction to tighten.