wallet photo cutter
Your cutter has been shipped in a special crate. Do not throw the crate
out, it can be used to return the cutter if it ever needs repair.
1. Remove the cutter from the crate. Examine the cutter for any
The cutter must be tested within 48 hours to verify proper
operation. If there is damage immediately call
R. J. Rauen Sales, Inc. Rauen Sales cannot be responsible for
damage occurred in shipping after the time period stated.
2. Position the cutter on a table that is able to support the
weight of the unit. Extend the bottom pads ¼ inch over
the edge of the table.
3. Attach the catch tray with the included screws to the lower
front of the cutter. After the tray is on properly, gently
push the cutter back onto the table until the tray touches the
Attach the two rear safety
brackets to the rear of the cutter. Bolt the safety brackets securely
to the table.
4. Plug the power cord into a grounded 120 volt 15 amp outlet.
1. Turn the cutter on using the toggle power switch located on the
top right of the cutter.
2. Press and release the actuator button located in front of the
3. Cycle the unit several times to ensure proper operation. The
unit will go around one full revolution and stop.
4. Check for proper paper alignment by inserting a sample print
into the cutter. The print is inserted under the
Plexiglas plate and between the side guides. The center of the
print can be aligned by looking through the top
Plexiglas guard and at the cutter blades of the die.
5. Place the paper into the cutter until you feel a slight pressure
by the rubber. Continue until it stops firmly against
the paper stops. Your print is now in the cut position.
6. If your cutter is supplied with an optional foot pedal, connect
it to the rear plug socket. Press the foot pedal
down and remove your foot immediately. The solenoid will engage
and the cutter will cycle.
Jo-Kat power drive system:
If your cutter is equipped with the optional power system the operation
is as follows. Turn the main power on and then turn the power drive
switch on. The pressure roller will turn for the drive system. Place a
piece of paper in between the side guides. The side guides must not be
tight against the paper. Drop the paper into the feed plate. The power
drive will pull the paper through to the stops. As the paper is driven
it will activate the solenoid to engage the cutter.
1. To correct the side location, loosen the thumb knobs in the back
of the feed plate. Move the side guide to the new
location and tighten. The paper must be able to move freely
between the side plates yet guide correctly.
2. For adjusting the feed speed the safety cover must be removed.
Disconnect the power prior to removing any covers.
The cutter was preset at the factory and should not require
changing. After the cover is removed, locate the variable
POT and turn to increase the speed or decrease the speed of the
motor. Replace all covers before using cutter.
3. If the paper is not making it to the stops then adjust the timer
delay on the timer. Clockwise increases the time until it
activates the solenoid.
Caution: The next steps require the removing of guards. Keep hands and
loose clothing away from the cutter. Serious injury can occur!!
Top to bottom registration:
1. Press the actuator button and then turn the main power off when
the paper stops are at the top and able to
be reached when the top guard is removed.
2. Remove the top Plexiglas guard.
3. Loosen the screws holding the paper stops. The stops are
eccentric. Rotate the stops to raise or lower t
he start cut position of the paper. The stop should be closer
or farther away from the lead cut blade as required.
4. Tighten screws and replace all guards.
5. Turn the power on and the cutter will finish its cycle.
6. Test the cut and adjust as required
7. Do not move the stops to close to the lead blade as they may be
scored by the Anvil holes.
Adjust slowly if moving towards the lead blade to minimize the
scrapping of the stops
Left to right adjustment:
1. The alignment from right to left is determined by the side
guides and visual alignment.
2. If using the side guides and they are off loosen the screws in
the back and move the side guides.
3. If a visual alignment is used, check to make sure proper marks
are being observed.
When you first insert the paper into the cutter, you will feel a slight
resistance prior to the paper stops. This is necessary to pull the
paper correctly through the cutter.
The rotation stop screw controls the sheet resistance. The resistance
is adjusted through the front hole in the front right of the clutch
housing. There is a 5/16 inch hole located there. To adjust the unit,
depress the clutch button and let the cutter rotate ½ turn, shut the
power is off. Insert a 5/32 inch allen wrench into the hole and locate
the screw head inside of it. Rotating the screw clockwise will decrease
the sheet resistance. If you turn it to far there will be no resistance
and the paper will hit the paper stops. There will be no resistance and
the paper will not be pulled through correctly. If the screw is turned
to far counter clockwise the paper will hit the lead blade and not reach
the stops. Adjust the resistance so there is a slight drag on the paper
and it can reach the paper stops easily.
Cutter will not operate:
1. Power cord not plugged in.
2. Circuit breaker tripped, eliminate the problem and reset.
3. Die cover off, this prevent the safety switch from working,
Paper jams in cutter:
1. Use flat paper only; curled paper can cause this problem.
2. If the paper is not wide enough the strippers may not be able to
strip the paper, use wider paper or adjust the strippers.
3. If the foam is new it may be sticky. Coat a piece of paper with
baby powder and insert it in front of the
Plexiglas plate and activate the cutter. This will coat the
foam and prevent stickiness.
4. If the die is dull it will cause mis-cutting. Send the die back
to Rauen Sales for inspection.
5. If the die rubber is old it may not strip the prints properly.
Replace the rubber.