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Lost instructions for Alligator

How do I lubricate, and what kind of oil?
How to I sharpen?
Is it possible to get another copy of the instructions?

By the way, I love the tool despite the fact that I am normally nervous of using power tools.

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  • abqconlons Apr 06, 2009

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  • whirlpool3 May 11, 2010

    Hi, is there a contact for the UK? for this purpose?


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The instruction manual is available at:,LP1000.pdf
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