fleshing mach. ajustments & sodium bicarbinate ?

Submitted by larry jones on 11/22/99. ( )

please give any detailed advise on ajusting the guards on a fleshing machine. also does any one know if feed grade sodium bicarbinate you can buy at the farm supply store will work to neutralize the pickle bath

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Just Start Shallow

This response submitted by Keith Daniels on 11/24/99. ( arlcape@bright.net )

Gaurd adjustment is something you'll have to get used to. On light skins, I shave at about 1/2 way down towards the table from the center of the blade. This way you're actually lifting up into the blade as you shave. On heavy haired skins I go up almost stright out from center, mostly because the skin is so thick when folded that it's going to be up that high anyway, and you'd actually have to force it to cut lower. Start with a shalow cut, and set your gaurd so it'll cut deeper as you get more experience. The soda from the feed mill will work just fine, we use it all the time. Keith

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