Why Allen Head-Type Capscrews to Clamp the Blade? | Issue No. 12

Questions: Why Do RIP-R-SRIPPER® Products use
Allen Head-Type Capscrews to Clamp the Blade?

Answer: To Minimize being Cut by the Sharp Blade.

 

RIP-R-STRIPPER® blades are manufactured from special, high carbon steel, heat treated for longer service life and then ground to produce an extremely sharp edge that maximize cutting efficiencies in a wide variety of covering materials and adhesives.

  • The Button-Head, Allen-type capscrews and a long T-handled-type Allen wrench keep the hand and other body parts clear of the sharp blade edge.
  • Allen-type capscrews are classified as Grade 8, the strongest type of capscrew available for this application.
  • The rounded, button-head configuration is intended to help lose materials to better flow up and around the Clamping Plate.

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Call us at 800.533.0524, or
email: support@generalequip.com.

When the original factory Bottom-Head, Allen-type capscrews become worn, damaged, or lost, replace with Part Number 55050600 (5/16-18 UNC x ¾” long, plated) ONLY.

The substitution of hexagon head-type capscrews will place the hand and other body parts in close
proximity to the sharp blade edge. A slipping wrench can result in personal injury and property
damage.

  • Grade 2 and 5 capscrews are not as strong as Grade 8, Allen-type capscrews.
  • The use of hexagon head-type capscrews will prevent lose materials from properly flowing up and around the Clamping Plate.
  • A combination wrench can slip off the hex head capscrew and cause personal injury.

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 If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.
Telephone: 800.533.0524 | Email: support@generalequip.com

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