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Bettcher Meat Cutter Blade Replacement Instructions

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Bettcher makes quality food prep equipment to help your commercial kitchen keep running. One of their most useful products is their line of meat cutters and trimmers. Perfect for slicing gyro and other cooked meat, these handheld units make any food prep task a breeze. To keep things spinning, it’s important to know how to replace your meat cutter or trimmer’s blade for the perfect cut every time. Learn how to replace your Bettcher meat cutter with the instructions below.

This guide is for the Whizard Power Knife, the Whizard Trimmer Series II and the Quantum Flex Trimmer series.

Whizard Meat Cutter Blade Replacement Instructions

These instructions are for both the Whizard Power Knife and Whizard Trimmer Series II units.

  • Step 1—Turn over the trimmer so that the blade side is up for Whizard Trimmer models, or keep the blade edge down for Power Knife models.
  • Step 2—Spread open the blade housing with a screwdriver. Make sure you leave some slight tension on the left screw cover so the blade housing will stay open on its own.
  • Step 3—Remove the old blade carefully from the housing.
  • Step 4—Insert the new blade into the housing.
  • Step 5—Close the housing by loosening the left cover screw.
  • Step 6—Adjust the housing for proper running clearance according to your user’s manual. If necessary, re-adjust the depth gauge setting. Check that the blade is rotating freely. If the blade doesn’t rotate, it could cause the trimmer to rotate in the hand.

Quantum Flex Trimmers Blade Replacement Instructions

  • Step 1—Hold the trimmer firmly in your hand.
  • Step 2—Loosen just the left cover retaining screw.
  • Step 3—Using a screwdriver, insert the screwdriver into the housing slot. Spread open the housing while using the frame as a support. The blade should fall out.
  • Step 4—Insert the new blade into the housing.
  • Step 5—Close the housing by loosening the left cover retaining screw.
  • Step 6—Adjust the housing for proper running clearance. Check that the blade is rotating freely. If the blade doesn’t rotate, it could cause the trimmer to rotate in the hand.
  • Step 7—Tighten the left screw cover to 35 in-lb (4 N-m). If you have one, use a Bettcher torque wrench kit to properly tighten.
  • Step 8—Double-check the running clearance before use.

Please contact a local authorized service agent who can help with these specific units and all your commercial kitchen equipment needs.