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Fri Jan 18, 2013 12:04 pm
I am a beginner in bookbinding but have been asked to revive our monastery bindery. There is a lot of equipment from when the bindery was previously operating. Some of it I don't know how to use. In particular we have a Harrild and Sons guillotine which looks as if it is Victorian. You work it by turning a handle which causes the heavy blade to come down. It has been dismantled and set up again. Everything seems to work but it is now inaccurate. I have got the back plate square but the blade seems to be off both horizontally and vertically. It is a matter of millimetres, but still. Does anyone know how to adjust it, or anyone in the North of Scotland who could service the machine.
Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:28 am
Not familiar with your machine but most guillotines work in same manner. Bring the blade down to the table, loosen the blade nuts, on top of the blade holder should be two screws, one left and one right, tighten then until the touch the top blade edge. Make sure the cutting strip on the table is clean and not too used. Should be all.
A photo of your machine would be useful.
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