Flipping or Swapping the Cut Bed and Inspecting the Tank Pierce Plate
WAZER’s Cut Bed is intended to be a consumable, which means it will need to be replaced every so often. It’s also reversible: if your current Cut Bed is worn, but you haven’t yet used the bottom side, then you can flip the Cut Bed rather than replacing it. If you have already used both sides, then you will need to acquire a new Cut Bed. In either case, the series of steps to replace or flip over your Cut Bed is the same.
Bacteria can build up in the standing water of the tank. Any injuries or cuts, even minor ones, should be treated with caution. If you have an open wound avoid contact with the water or wear gloves that do not expose you to the tank water.
To replace or flip your Cut Bed:
1. Turn off WAZER and push the Nozzle to the back of the machine.
2. Using the provided Cut Bed Installation Tool in the Spare Parts bag, remove the four Cut Bed Bolts that hold the Cut Bed to the Tank. These Cut Bed Bolts are below the water line, so if you just got done cutting, they may be a bit difficult to see with the murky water.
3. A large amount of abrasive and water will leak out of the Cut Bed. This will continue for some time after removal, so we suggest you acquire a waterproof container (a bin or industrial garbage bag) large enough to hold the Cut Bed. Lift the Cut Bed out of the Tank and into the container.
4. Flip the Cut Bed upside down, so the side you were just cutting on is facing away from you.
5. Remove the brackets that are attached to the bottom of the Cut Bed.
6. If this side of the Cut Bed is new, simply flip the Cut Bed over so the worn side is now facing you. If both sides of the Cut Bed are worn, dispose of it and grab a new one.
7. Reattach the aluminum brackets onto the bottom of the Cut Bed.
8. Do a thorough Tank cleaning while the Cut Bed is removed. If you have been running long Cuts, or if you have not been running additional Tank Cleaning cycles after Cuts, there may be some Used Abrasive buildup in the bottom of the Tank.
Take this opportunity to scoop out the excess Abrasive from the bottom of the Tank.
Pour clean water over the Drain Filters beneath the Rear Tank Cover to flush out excess Abrasive. This will help the Tank drain more efficiently while cutting.
9. [NOTICE] Do a full inspection of the aluminum Tank Pierce Plate at the bottom of the Tank before replacing the Cut Bed. While the Cut Bed is removed, and once all excess Used Abrasive has been cleared, inspect the Tank Pierce Plate at the bottom of the Tank for damage. Contact WAZER Customer Support for a replacement if you see deep marks – remember that all the water in WAZER will drain out if this Tank Pierce Plate is punctured.
10. Check to make sure the Cut Bed Posts have Cut Bed Springs around their top. If they do not, they may have fallen off the Cut Bed Posts during disassembly, so you may need to dig around in the Tank for them.
11. Place the four Cut Bed Bolts in through the aluminum Cut Bed Brackets.
12. Lower the Cut Bed into the Tank, making sure to align the Cut Bed Bolts with the Cut Bed Springs, and consequently with the Cut Bed Posts.
13. Tighten the Cut Bed Bolts down until you feel resistance from the Cut Bed Springs, then turn each bolt one more full turn.
When tightening Cut Bed Bolts, if at any point you feel an abnormal amount of resistance, stop, back the Cut Bed Bolts out and attempt to clean out the threads. It is likely that abrasive has been caught and is preventing you from tightening the Cut Bed Bolt.
14. You are now ready to Level your Cut Bed. To complete the Cut Bed replacement, you must now perform the leveling procedure found in Maintenance > Leveling the Cut Bed.
15. If this is your first service, perform the Pump Box Oil Change.