By Steve Lewis

Manual stencil machines have been around a long time and it’s easy to see why: they are extremely durable and dependable pieces of office equipment used in a variety of different industries. At times, repeated use of your manual stencil machine may generate a need to know simple troubleshooting tips during operation. Because here at Custom Cut Stencil Co. customer service is our #1 Goal, we wanted to include some of the most common, easy-to-fix glitches you may encounter with your Marsh Stencil Machine.  If you have a different question about your manual stencil machine or need answers to an issue not listed below, contact Custom Cut Stencil Company and we’d be happy to help!

1. Oilboard is moving erratically.  Likely, this is due to oil build up. Make sure you clean your machine every 1-2 years for ideal performance.
2. Oilboard is moving around, causing the characters to slant. The tracking on the machine needs to be adjusted. Consult your owner’s manual or contact Custom Cut Stencil Co. for more information.
3. The punches are not cutting completely through the oilboard. Use the cleaning hook to clean the punches. You may need to increase the punch depth (which is set at the factory). Consult your owner’s manual for more information. In some cases, you may need to replace the punch and die.
4. The lower feed rollers are not griping the oilboard. If the lower feed roller is not moving smoothly enough because or wear, it may be time to replace. Refer to your owner’s manual for more information.

Custom Cut Stencil Co. wants to be your preferred manual stencil machine supplier, offering the best custom stencil supplies and equipment available. Knowing everything there is to know about stencil machines, we make it our priority to keep our customers happy so that they look to us for all of their stencil cutting projects. Need a manual stencil machine? Contact us today, Toll Free, at 800.620.5077 or locally at 618.277.5077.