Written on: 05/06/2011 by geoffk (12 reviews written)
I bought this machine to complement my AXT 2000HP as it kept jamming with thin and soft materials. The Bosch AXT 2000 RAPID was OK to start with but kept jamming. I carried out the following modification and it hasn't jammed since and now shreads without effort.YOU DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK AND PROBABLY INVALIDATE YOUR GUARANTEE, now that's out of the way here goes. Remove the blade as per the instructions, place a washer over the motor shaft about 1-1.5mm thick now replace the blade. Ensure that (a) the blade engages with the motor shaft (b) it does not touch the upper alloy casing,turn by hand to check. This does two things (1) it ensures that anything that touches the backing disc is cut by the blade and (2) reduces the gap above the blade which helps the cutting process and prevents soft stems passing over the blade and not being cut. I was amazed at the difference that made although I would not put any stems over about 8mm or 10mm if soft into the machine as I think it would damage the blade.