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Kelco Standard Clamp Machine

Table of Contents

1. General Information
2. Packing List
3. Assembly Instructions
4. Operating Instructions
5. Maintenance
6. Warranty
7. Parts List


The purpose of this manual is to assist the operator in assembling, operating, and maintaining the Kelco Clamp-On Machine. Read it carefully. It furnishes information and instructions that will help you achieve years of dependable performance.

The information in this manual was current at time of printing. Due to possible engineering changes your machine may vary slightly in detail. KELCO Industries reserves the right to design and change the machine as may be necessary without notification.


1 ea.Clamp-On Machine head
1 ea.Foot Pedal with mounting bracket
1 ea.Packing List and Instructions


1. Cut a 3" x 12" rectangular hole in front portion of your table to accommodate machine.
2. Screw or bolt (with ¼" screws and/or bolts not included) machine (A) in place.
3. Attach foot pedal (C) to adjustable bar (B) with enclosed nut & bolt.
4. Place foot pedal mounting bracket (D) on foot pedal (C) (do not attach) and align foot pedal to a position on floor which is comfortable for you.
5. Mark location of foot pedal mounting bracket on floor.
6. Remove foot pedal (C) from foot pedal mounting bracket (D) and attach foot pedal mounting bracket (D) (using ¼" lag bolts or screws, not included) to area you previously marked on floor with mounting bracket bolt (E).
7. Reattach foot pedal (C) to foot pedal mounting bracket (D).
9. The foot pedal can be raised or lowered by moving the bolts on your adjustable bars up or down.
10. If you will be working on a cement floor and do not want to attach foot pedal mounting bracket (D) to floor, place a piece of plywood beneath table and follow above procedure for attaching foot pedal.


1. Place your clamp style wreath ring clamp into open jaws of the Kelco AH00 Clamp-On Machine. The jaws are set at the factory to take clamp rings from size 8" to 14". If you are using larger rings, remove jaw adjustment screw (G).
2.Take any type of green or decorative twig by the bunch and place into open jaws of clamp ring.
3.Step down on pedal to close jaws and clamp material to ring.
4.Remove closed clamp from jaws and move left or right to next open clamp on ring.
5.Repeat steps 2 & 3 until you have gone completely around the ring.
6.For Holly Clamp Rings, insert the provided 2" adjuster screw in rear of machine (A) and screw in full length for proper jaw adjustment.


Friction and sap may prevent jaws from returning to full width. A 5 - 1 solution of ammonia and water will remove the sap from the machine.

A few drops of oil on friction surfaces should provide the extra lubrication to make the jaws move freely.

PLEASE NOTE: Your AH00 Kelco Clamp-On Machine is new and has been freshly painted. Your clamp rings may have a difficult time sliding into the open jaws, even after using your adjustment screw.

If this does occur, take a file and file the inside opening of the jaws to remove all paint. This should solve any ring fit problems.


Your Kelco product is sent to you directly from our factory. If you should have any problems that can not be resolved with your machine by the enclosed literature, call us at 1-800-343-4057. If it cannot be corrected we will send you a new machine



AH00SPReplacement Springs
AH00BBushing for Clamp-On Jaws
AH00-RFPReplacement Foot Pedal Assembly
AH00JReplacement Jaws