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How to Change the Cutting Wheel on a Circle Cutter

Changing the blade on your Button Making Adjustable Rotary Circle Cutter is very simple to do! We have put together this step-by-step blade changing tutorial to guide you through the process.


Step 1: Familiarize yourself with the parts of the Circle Cutter.

Step 2: Remove the plastic Centering Template from the Circle Cutter.

Step 2 Continued: This is what the the circle cutter looks like with the plastic Centering Template removed.

Step 3: Remove the Quick release thumbwheel and turn the circle cutter upside down.

Step 4: Remove the extension tube, spring and detent ball from the crankshaft base.

Step 5: Still holding the unit upside down, compress the top and bottom together.

Step 6: While compressing, pull the cutting shaft out and set the unit aside.

Step 7: Place the tip of a small flat head screwdriver between the open space of the E-clip and the cutting shaft & gently pry the E-clip from the Cutting Wheel. Remove the cutting wheel from the cutting shaft.

Step 7 Continued:The Cutting Wheel and the Cutting Shaft disassembled after the removal of the E-clip.

Step 8: Place the new cutting wheel on the cutting shaft. Using a pair of needle-nose pliers, squeeze the E-clip back into place.

To reassemble your Circle Cutter, simply reverse the process.
Step 9: Press the top and bottom together and slide the cutting shaft back into place. Make sure the cutting shaft detents are facing the top of the circle cutter. Step 10: Reinsert the detent ball, spring and extension tube; tighten the Quick release thumbwheel; replace the plastic cutting template.

The Reassembled Circle Cutter

Voila! You are ready to resume working with your Button Making Circle Cutter!




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