Cleerline SSF™ Blade Height Adjustment
If purchased from Cleerline, your cleaver comes factory adjusted to cleave SSF™ fiber.
These instructions supplement the instruction manual for the cleaver–wheel height adjustment procedure. Cleerline SSF™ fiber with its patented Integral Polymer coating is stronger and more bend-insensitve than typical glass fibers.
Images show VF-15H but are applicable to all model types. If fiber does not cleave, ensure that all fiber preparation steps have been followed prior to adjustment.
1.Using the Allen wrench included with the cleaver, on the top right side* remove the screw that secures the fiber scrap box. Set the scrap box aside. *Varies by model.
2. Using the Allen wrench that secure the guide cover. *Not all models.
3. Set the guide cover aside. *Not all models.
4.Loosen the guide screws with the supplied wrench. Only approximately one turn is required, do not loosen completely.
A. Loosen the hex screw located behind the blade* (looking down on the unit), counter clockwise one full turn. *Located in front on some models.
B. Turn the Allen screw clockwise 2 positions or 1/8 turn. Tighten the previously loosened hex screw and the two side guide screws clockwise until snug.
5. Attempt to cleave SSF™ fiber. If the fiber does not successfully cleave, repeat Blade UP steps A & B to increase blade height until a successful cleave is achieved. Reassemble.
A. Loosen the hex screw located behind the blade* (looking down on the unit) counter clockwise one full turn. *Located in front on some models.
B. Turn the Allen screw counter clockwise 2 positions or 1/8 turn. Rotate the previously loosened hex screw and the two side guide screws clockwise until snug.
If your cleaver is not successfully cleaving SSF™ fiber, perform the Blade UP steps listed above. To adjust your cleaver to cleave standard fiber for the purpose of fusion splicing, perform the Blade DOWN adjustments above until the cleaver no longer cleaves standard fiber, followed by the Blade UP adjustment until a successful cleave is achieved.