I have had wonderful advice from the forum members previously, Matt S. was very helpful with his suggestion on a pilot motor to electric conversion for my Fortuna UA 94 12" splitter. My Frenchy electrician who had never seen a splitter in his life managed to get it in running condition. Luckily the splitter was in prime condition, as my engineering skills are below zero. However, after a few months of splitting happiness I had a jam, and since then the machine is playing up and practically waiting my move. I think I had a bump on the band knife, as when sharpening the blade, the noise and sparkles are intermittent. Do I need a new band knife or is there a way of dressing it? Also, instead of splitting, the machine is sending uncut pieces directly to the bin, even with the thinnest setting. I think the leather is basically going under the knife! I have tried to adjust the feeder roll tension but it doesn't change the situation. I have cried over the manual, and all the nuts and bolts with their funny names make my head ache. OK, I might need check my tinder dates again, maybe there's a mechanic there, but on the other hand, I am in French countryside and we are in a lockdown so dating is off for the moment. I put my trust in you guys, hopefully you have the patience to give me some simple suggestions on what to try, and I will go through them with my Finnish machinery engineer daddy on a Whatsapp call. I really wouldn't want to ruin my machine more than I have managed already.