Carefully disassembling the world… of printers.
Next up in the limelight of destruction is a guillotine cutter for a LabelStation Pro200 / Pro300. Actually, that’s a lie, it’s not destruction, it’s education. Each and every teardown is put back together to a working condition. They are not sold or scrapped. They are kept as working demos for our trade counter.
There’s very little needed to tear one of these apart but it is something I have to do on occasion to clean the adhesive from the blades and give a service.
Attempting to repair/service your cutter unit yourself will void your warranty of it and we cannot accept any responsibility for injury, damage and/or loss of assets. Please proceed with caution.
The tools you’d need for this are as follows:
- Medium flathead screwdriver
- Small crosshead screwdriver
- Large crosshead screwdriver
- Wire cutters
- Thin rubber gloves
For cleaning you’d also need:
- IPA (the cleaning solution, not the drink. Although the latter could be a reward for when it’s back together and working again)
- Kitchen paper towels
- A clean shallow tray
- Shredder oil
Let’s take it apart. I’ll give this warning now and again when we get to the blades, they are very sharp. The gloves are to keep your mitts from getting grubby, the blades will cut through them! Now that you’ll be going carefully, let’s begin.
- This is the cutter from behind. It’s the side of it you see less often. Where the cable exits there is a zip tie that will need cutting. I’ve already removed this a long time ago.