Changing blades on my Morso Chopper

Larry Peterson

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I just got a new set of blades for my Morso and can't find the manual ( I just moved my shop and am still in a state of semi-disarray).

At a glance, it looks like you just unbolt the old blades (taking normal safety precautions) and bolt the new ones in.

My question is if there is anything else (alighment, etc) that needs to be done?

I'll probably find the manual 5 minutes after I get a response but I've got 10 frames to do today and I would like to change the blades first.
 

Grumbling Mike

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new blades are easier than old resharpened ones but be very careful start with centre bolt
also tighten bolts like you were working on your car watching allignment in front ( ^ )closely
sharp sharp sharp
did I say sharp
 

Larry Peterson

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Thanks for the help guys.

I got it installed and while the blades were out, gave the whole mechanism a good cleaning/lubrication. The only thing I had to watch on alignment is in front as Mike mentioned. If the blades are a little too far forward, they will make contact with the bottom front of the 'V'.

As a life-long woodworker, I have an appreciation of all things sharp but changing these puppies is scary. When you are taking it on/off, there really isn't much of an area to hold the blade securely. If the mounting bolts were any shorter it would be tough.
 

Mel

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Larry,

The blades should be able to come completely together in front. If they make contact with the bottom front of the "V" on the fence, then an adjustment needs to be made. There is a large bolt under the semi-round area in front that adjusts for this problem.

I don't have a manual either, so I don't have the proper names for the parts, but if you fuss around under there you'll find it. If memory serves, Buddy is the one who told me and others about it and, if so, would be of help to you.
 
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