This letter is to inform you of an important matter concerning your Block Shaver. We want to make sure everyone understands the life span on the block blade.
Overtime if the blade is used past its recommend usage it can become weak and possibly break in the middle. The Snowie Block Shaver blade will shave almost indefinitely, even when the blade has become dull and past the time it needs to be replaced.
It is possible to turn up the pressure dial so the actuators will continue to push the ice into the blade. We advise that your pressure dial never be turned up past the halfway mark, and to stay only in the blue area which is designated on the pressure control dial. If you purchased your shaver before 2016, your decal will look different than the example shown. We will be happy to send you a new decal upon your request. Otherwise, just mark your low, medium, and high points on the speed control, and do not exceed the medium speed while shaving. Once it starts to shave slower in that position you will then need to rotate the blade. This will give a new set of cutting edges that have not been used as much. This can be done a maximum of two times.
If the blade is not changed out and too much pressure is put on it to keep it shaving, it will cause a few things to happen. 1) Burning up the motor that drives the actuators to push the ice into the blade. 2) Damaging the gear boxes on the actuators and 3) most importantly the blade will bend and after continued use it will break. This in turn poses a hazard to your customers.
We show the blades are good for 5,000 to 10,000 shaved ice. The 5,000 to 10,000 serving range is because of the difference in ice. If a person uses very cold ice it will dull the blade faster, not to say shaving cold ice is bad, it is just harder on the blade.
You need to inspect your blade today to see if it is bent over the center support. If you see that it is, please change it immediately. It is in your best interest to service and maintain your shaver, this includes inspecting the blade daily.
Please go to the video link we have provided below for further clarification. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us directly. Thank you for being a loyal Snowie customer.
Carl Rupp & Gordon Rupp
Snowie Shaved Ice