Blade maintenance is required when using the heavier tapes and in some instances can interfere with productivity. On the newer 2100 style machines you will need to remove the blade guard to clean and oil the blade. On the older machines the scissor blades are held in place with only two screws, it will take approximately five minutes to remove and clean. At Pro Pack, we do not recommend spray type cleaners or spray oils on this machine due to the possibility of over spray on the moistening brush. The blades are cleaned with a solvent type fluid (lighter fluid works great) and coated with a thin film of oil that will prevent build up of gummed materials.
With single brush moistening it is also very important to keep the brush clean weekly with soap and water. Dish washing detergent (like Dawn) works best as hand soaps can contain hand softeners which will interfere with the moistening characteristics.