OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR DAHLE PERSONAL
TRIMMERS, MODEL NUMBERS 500, 507 AND 508
READ THESE INSTUCTIONS BEFORE USING YOUR TRIMMER:
All Dahle trimmers are individually checked for correct operation before distribution.
When using this trimmer, please adhere to regulations governing the operation of
trimmers and ensure that all safety features are working properly.
This machine has a rotating circular blade which is pulled longitudinally through the
material to be cut. The blade is housed in a plastic cutting head guard for safety.
THIS TRIMMER MUST NOT BE OPERATED IF THE CUTTING HEAD GUARD
IS NOT IN PLACE.
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TOUCH THE EDGE OF THE
CIRCULAR BLADE WITH YOUR HAND
The two horizontal and one vertical scale bars marked on the trimmer table area are calibrated in
inches (1). The photographic size markings and the degrees (together with paper size markings on
the model 500) on the table area are meant as a guide only (2). The machines are provided with a
ground steel circular cutting blade enclosed in a cutting head (3) and an automatic clamp (4).
Operating the trimmer
The machine is able to cut up to 4 sheets of 20# paper in one pass. It can also cut light card, acetates
and other thin materials. Any attempt to exceed the stated single pass capacities could result in
damage to the machine. If you have any doubts concerning the ability of the machine to cut any
particular material then contact our helpdesk for advice.
The rotating circular blade is pulled longitudinally through the material to be cut. The blade housing
is fitted to a support bar along which it runs. The machine will cut in both directions along the
support bar axis.
With the blade housing parked at one end of the support bar, insert the material to be cut underne