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The manufacturer puts spacers between all of the blades to keep them at the proper alignment. If you are having issues with paper balling up in one area, it may be that one of those spacers has failed. I am not sure if you can get spare spacers or not.

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Q. How do I align my blades? faq1.jpg A. ALIGNING BLADES
  1. The bottom blade holes are larger than the shanks of the blade screws. When the blade screws are loosened the bottom blade can be aligned with the top blade. Tighten the screws after the blsde is aligned and ensure that they are kept tight.
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  3. faq2.jpgThe extreme left hand tooth of the top blade must be covering or be to the left of the first small tooth of the bottom blade.
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