If the width of your board measures exactly 5 inches, we recommend ordering a new complete assembly for your cheese slicer to insure that the long wire will fit correctly. 

  1. Position slicer on a flat surface.
  2. Loosen set screw and turn handle upward as shown by arrow in Figure 1.
  3. Using a narrow object (such as a nail), push wire fastening pin out.
  4. While holding the base, grasp metal bar and gently slide it outward until it clears cutting slot.
  5. Remove broken wire pieces.
  6. Take new wire and place wire loop into cutting slot. Slide bar back into base passing the bar through the wire loop.
  7. With the handle in a raised position, as shown in Figure 2, place the other wire loop into the handle cavity and reinsert fastening pin passing it through loop.
  8. Turn the handle in the direction show in Figure 2 until it comes to rest. Grasp handle and tighten set screw into metal bar.
  9. Gently work bar either into or out of base until the wire is aligned with cutting slot.
Wire replacement graphic
Figure 1
Figure 2