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  • Dropping the rake

    Sometimes, I do things on a machine that I'd feel better doing if the rake was dropped. However, once I do it, when I turn the machine on it stays down. I was wondering if there was any way to raise it without having to reset the machine and mess up the bowler. Thanks as always for your help!

  • #2
    Re: Dropping the rake

    Unless your machines have overtravel, which is unlikly with shotguns, simply lift gently on deck holding hook thus placing machine back on first ball, trigger it to repick up the spare.
    Hope this is what you had reference to. One can lift the rake and pull on the shotgun to relatch it, but not worth the trouble.


    • #3
      Re: Dropping the rake

      I find that many pinchasers lift too hard on the deck holding hook and mess up the first/second ball light adjustment. I instruct my guys to grab the first/second ball light selector and the back of the first/second ball light switch and squeeze them together. The machine will go back to first ball and there is no chance of the adjustment going south...
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      • #4
        Re: Dropping the rake

        Lift the deck hook slowly till you hear a click. Works for me. PJ
        I'm going fishing and camping!


        • #5
          Re: Dropping the rake

          You can lift the rake from the right side. using the heel of your hands on either side of the shock and V-lever and push up until it latches.


          • #6
            Re: Dropping the rake

            Another way to lift the rake is to use your foot. Press down on the tri plate with your shoe and up comes the rake.(a-2 only) Make sure the machine is off though or the 4-1 might leave with 4 or 1 toes.... [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]
            <span style="font-style: italic">Sometimes it is best to use good advice from many individuals to achieve the ultimate result.</span>


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