The lift handle
is used to lift the motor arm and idler arm for arrow shaft insertion.
The idler lags about a half inch below the motor arm when lifted this in
this manner. This is expected.
Note - many arrow builders prefer to insert and remove arrows with the crester running without lifing the arm.
The tension spring can be moved side to side for best function. Normally
the crester works best with the spring near the center of the gap
between the motor arm and idler arm, but if you find a different
position that works better for your purposes use it. The spring can also
be unhooked from the tension bar so the whole upper carriage can be
tilted back. Grab the spring and lift up and rearward to unhook it from
the tension bar.
Center support rollers can be moved side to side for best function.
The idler arm can be moved left to tame bent shafts. Generally you will
need to move the tension spring in the same direction and distance as
the idler arm for best results.
The arrow stop can be moved from zero to approximately 7" away from the
base carriage assembly by loosening the lock screw, sliding out the
arrow stop and tightening the lock screw at the desired length.
The front pattern rest can be moved up or down as desired. Up next to
the shaft for marking the pattern and cresting, or down out of the way
for a clear working area. The rear pattern rest only requires a pattern
taped in place.
Any of the adjustable items
can be moved as you desire. There are some combinations that make the
crester perform worse instead of better.
Please play with the adjustments as you see fit but be aware of the
consequences of poor combinations.