(Before you start this process make sure that there is a small hole on the other blade for your tension plate tab to be inserted into.)
Rusk Shear set up to be right handed.
Place your right index finger on the back part of the screw, this will hold it in place while you are unscrewing the nut.
Unscrew the nut in a counter clockwise direction.
After you remove the nut, you will need to remove the tension plate. Set these two items in a safe place while you continue working with your shears.
Remove the cutting blade (with out the Swivel Thumb) keeping the screw in the blade with the swivel thumb.
Remove the screw and washer from the cutting blade with the swivel thumb. BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE YOUR WASHER!!!!!
You should have these six parts. From Left to Right nut, tension plate, cutting blade with swivel thumb, cutting blade with finger hole, washer, and the screw.
Now how to put your shear back together as a left handed shear!
Place the washer back on the screw.
Place the screw thru the hole on the blade without the swivel thumb.
Place the blade with the swivel thumb on top of the other blade with the screw coming out the hole.
Replace tension plate inserting the small tab into the hole so that it stays in place.
Replace the nut on the screw and and adjust the tension to your liking.
YOU HAVE NOW CONVERTED YOUR SHEAR FROM A RIGHT HANDED SHEAR TO A LEFT HANDED SHEAR!!!
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