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Hello, 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.
I need help setting up my OMSA splitter. Affectionally known as my scrap making machine. I am looking for someone who is comfortable setting my machine up and showing me how to maintain the performance of the machine. Looking for someone who can fly into Sault Ste Marie for a day. expenses and day rate to be negotiated. Please share with anyone you think may be able to help me. Thanks