How to Install a Hook Assembly on a Portable Gutter Machine: A Step-by-Step Guide for Machine Operators

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Rick Zand|June 5, 2024

Installing a hook assembly on you Mach II portable gutter machine is a critical task that ensures the efficient and precise functioning of your machine. This guide will walk you through the entire process to ensure a successful installation. Check your Mach II user manual for more information.

Tools Required:

  • Ratchet with a half-inch socket
  • Set of Allen wrenches
  • Six-inch scale
  • Half-inch wrench

Step-by-Step Installation Process:

1. Preparation: Before starting, ensure the machine is powered off to avoid any electrical hazards. This is crucial as you will be working inside the machine.

2. Remove the Cover: To access the internal components, release the latch on the cover, flip it up, and remove it. You will replace this with a cover that has a notch, necessary for the hook assembly.

3. Install the Entry and Exit Blocks: Using a 3/16 and 1/4 inch Allen wrench, install the blocks on both the entry and exit sides of the hook assembly. Initially, do not tighten them completely to allow for adjustments.


4. Set the Hook Assembly: Place the hook assembly in position and ensure it is level. Remove the assembly and tighten the blocks, maintaining the level.

5. Install the Pre-Roll Assembly: Remove the top bolt and install the pre-roll assembly, adjusting it until it just touches the material from the entry guide. Tighten it in place.

6. Position the Hook Assembly for Five-Inch Operation: Set the hook assembly in the five-inch position. Use the correct blocks (11-7/8 or 11-3/4) depending on the material. Install the bolts and blocks accordingly.

7. Adjust the Rollers and Guides: Adjust the bottom rollers and entry guide to ensure proper alignment and metal clearance. Tighten the bolts and stops for the five-inch setting.

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8. Set the Height Adjustments: Adjust the height settings using a scale. The exit end should be set at 19/32 and the entry end at 17/32, ensuring the assembly is tilted slightly downwards. Tighten all bolts and jam nuts.

9. Install the Bead Assembly: Remove the existing bead assembly and install the new one to control the hem. Ensure the bolts are snug but allow for adjustments based on the material.

10. Test the Installation: Run the material through the machine to ensure the bead and hook assemblies function correctly. Make any necessary adjustments.

Setting the height

11. Switch to Six-Inch Operation: To switch to six-inch operation, remove the blocks, lift the assembly, and place it between the mount and the body of the hook assembly. Adjust the entry guide and tighten the jack screws and jam nuts.

12. Optional Straight Back Setting: For standard settings, loosen the bolts and push the assembly inward, allowing the material to pass without a hook.


By following these steps, you can ensure your portable gutter machine is set up correctly for both five-inch and six-inch operations. If you encounter any issues or have further questions, visit our learning center for additional resources and support.

Contact Us: For more detailed instructions and support, please visit our learning center or contact us. Our team is here to help you achieve optimal performance with your gutter machine.

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