How to Maintenance Your Bishop
For color packing and gray shading, run the machine between 7.5 and 8.5 volts depending on your hand speed and style. For lining, run the machine between 8 and 9.5 volts depending on your hand speed and style.
Other rotary machines offer an adjustable give, but we don’t believe this is best for rotaries. We have a spring that offers just the right amount of give; from there you can use your hand speed and pressure to adjust the give. This way it’s more natural and a better way to learn rotaries. We call this “Organic GiveTM ”.
Use the Super Lube Grease included to lubricate the slide as needed. While the machine is running, put a small drop of grease on each side on the face of the slide and also a drop on each side at the top of the slide. Then run the machine at 10 volts for 1 minute to allow the grease to sink to the lower parts of the slide (assist by gently pushing the slide side-to-side with your fingers). Wipe off excess grease and you’re ready to go.
Additionally about every 6 months (depending on use), you will need to do a detailed cleaning and re-lubrication. To do this, you will need to take the machine apart. First, loosen (do not remove) the set of screws on the exterior of the body and carefully remove the motor. Next, remove the slide & spring and with a rag or q-tip remove all old grease from slide and slide chamber and anywhere else where there may be old grease. Now apply approximately 2-3 drops of grease to each side of the slide and 4 drops to the back of the slide and with your finger smear the lube evenly on the sides and back of slide. Once the slide is properly re-lubed, replace slide & spring and replace motor (you will need to toggle the slide up and down until the bearing pops into the slide), then tighten the screws. Wipe off excess grease and you’re ready to go. Be sure not to over tighten the screws as they will puncture the motor voiding the warranty.
IMPORTANT! Be sure not to use any other brand of GREASE or Oil to lube your machine as it may damage the motor. Also do not spray your machine down with madacide, green soap or any other liquid as they may seep into the motor housing and damage the motor voiding the warranty.
*Slight fluctuation in the power is probably due to normal current shifts in your power unit. This will not affect performance, as it is taking place on a very small level.
**All machines come pre-lubed out-of-the-box