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Assembly and Shaping Instructions

Length: 4:36 Added: Oct-9 Views: 268

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This video will show you how to assemble a pre-lit, hinged tree with low voltage LED lights and footpedal switch. The carton contains three tree sections and the tree stand. Remove the plastic caps from the tree center poles and discard. The bottom section center pole is tapered for easy insertion into the tree stand. The tree branches are secured with a tie wrap that should be kept tied until later in the assembly process. Begin assembly by fully unfolding the tree stand until the screw holes line up. Screw the bolts into the three holes, turning just enough to keep them from falling out. When all screws are inserted, place the stand on the floor. Insert the bottom tree section into the stand. Tighten the bolts evenly to secure the section within the stand. Now loosen the tie wrap and push up on it until the bottom row of main branches drops down. To start the shaping process, work out from the center pole, lifting up the top tips and pulling out the side tips. Next, pull out the wing branches. They should be bent to a 45 degree angle. When finished, the wing tips of each branch should just touch each other, not overlap. Repeat this shaping process until all bottom row branches are shaped. When bottom row shaping is finished, push up again on the tie wrap until an extra row of branches drops down. Continue using the same shaping technique as before for the remaining bottom section branches. Insert the center pole of the middle tree section into the center pole of the bottom section. The power cord with footpedal switch is attached in the middle section. Pull the cord through the lower tree section and out the bottom. Plug the cord into a power supply and press the switch to turn the lights on. Plug the light string cords from the bottom section into any of the loose receptacles of the middle section. The connectors are keyed to prevent incorrect connection. Twist on security knot to close the connection. Loosen the tie wrap and drop down the first row of branches, then rotate the section so that these branches fall in between the branches follow. The same shaping process used for the bottom tree section will be used to shape the middle. As you shape closer to the top, the branches will no longer have wings but will be shaped using the same technique as used for individual tips. Shaping of the treetop is best done before attaching it to tree. Hold the treetop in one hand, and with the other hand bend down the branches one row at a time. Make sure as you lower the branches that they remain evenly spaced. Shape the branch tips, applying the same methods used earlier. Remember as you bring branch rows down that they fall between the branches below them for a more natural look. The final assembly step is to attach the treetop. Tip the tree to a comfortable position and insert the top into the square hole of the middle section pole cap. Thread the light string cord from the top section through the branches of the middle section. Reach into the middle section and pull out the remaining light string receptacle. Secure the two keyed connectors using the same technique as earlier. Now is the time to walk around the tree and perform the final shaping necessary to fill any obvious holes. There are two types of footpedal operation, depending on the style of tree. One version of the pedal switch is the lights on and off. Push once for on and once again for off. The other footpedal version is for trees with dual colored light strings. Push ones for soft white lights. Push again for multicolor lights. Push a third time to turn the lights off.