Setting up the Clarke Vacuum Former

Plug the machine into a mains socket and turn on the machine’s power switch  

Have a heat proof mat set up for cooling formed sheets of material  

Make sure the heating hood is pushed back 

Select your material sheet and set the heater to the correct temperate for your material, using the dial. This is represented in a number form 

Lift up the base using the black lever to the left-hand side of the machine until it clicks and locks into place  

Place the mould form on the base and release the black lever to its original position to lower the base  

Lift the toggle clamps to release the back frame. Then lift the frame into a vertical position to load your material sheet so that the edges cover the grey silicone seal 

Lower the back frame down and use the toggle clamps to secure the material down