How to calibrate your Ives Way Manual Can Sealer

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Once in a while while using your Ives Way Can Sealer, you may need to adjust the seaming rollers to ensure proper a perfect seal on your tuna cans. In this tutorial you will learn how to calibrate your Ives Way Manual Can Sealer in a few simple steps.

Included instructions

As per the instructions on the calibration wires: “you will turn the crank until “1” appears in the window. Adjust first roller so that large gauge wire firs between rollers and chuck. After that is complete, you will then tighten the roller. “

 Ives Way Manual Can Sealer
Instructions included with the Ives Way Can Sealer

Starting position

Turn the crank clockwise until the number one appears in the window on the can sealer. This will be the starting position for calibration.

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Turning crank to begin calibration

First seaming roller calibration

The first roller we will calibrate is the first seaming roller (located on the right side of the machine). Simply slide the thick calibration wire along the groove in the first seaming roller

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Wire being slid into seaming roller groove

Now turn the thumb screw until the calibration wire are held snug and then give the thumb screw another quarter turn. This will apply the correct amount of tension for the first seaming roller. Once that is complete, use a metal pin to tighten the first seaming roller back up.

 Ives Way Manual Can Sealer

Second step

As per the instructions: “Turn crank until “2” appears in window. Adjust second roller that small gauge wire fits between roller and chuck. Tighten roller”. Much like the previous step, crank the handle until you see the number 2 show up in the sealers window.

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Step 2
“2” displayed in the can sealer window

Repeat previous steps

Repeat the same steps as before but using the smaller wire gauge in this time around. The process is exactly the same for both seaming rollers, just different wire gauge sizes.

Thanks for reading our tutorial on how to calibrate an Ives Way Manual Can Sealer.

This article was written by MH.

How To Seal Dried Herbs In A Tuna Can

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Today we are going to show you an easy way to store your dried herbs or cannabis inside of a tuna can for long term storage. In this tutorial we are going to be using an Ives-Way Manual Can Sealer, model 900WC. Using a manual can sealer can increase the lifespan of your marijuana or dried herbs due to the can being airtight and completely water proof. Another benefit of using a manual can sealer is the cans are completely smell proof, so there is no chance of anyone knowing what is inside the can until it’s cracked open.

Cannabis in a tuna can tutorial

Step 1 : Ensure can sealers progress window is set to zero.

There will be a small window on the top of the can sealer which will indicate where the progress of the can sealer is. Ensure that it is set to zero, this is always going to be the starting position we use when canning with an Ives-Way Manual Can Sealer.

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Step 2 : Fill the can with dried herbs and place the lid on

Now it’s time to grab your favorite dried herb and fill the can. Loosely place the can lid on top and you’re ready to start sealing the herbs.

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Placing the lid on your filled tuna can

Step 3 : Place can on base plate and guide the can to match the chuck as you crank down

Simply line up the can and pull the crank down to ensure the can is fitted snugly in the can sealer. It should be snug, but not so tight that it does damage to the can. You will see the bottom spring compress under the pressure if done correctly.

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airtight cannabis storage

Crank the handle 20 revolutions

Now that the can is locked and loaded, it’s time to get it sealed. Crank the handle 10 times until you see a “1” appear in the progress window and then continue cranking another 10 revolutions.

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Step 4 : Lift the crank and enjoy !

Your dried herbs or cannabis is now tightly sealed inside of the tuna can in only a few moments from start to finish.

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PRO TIP : Use a plastic resealable lid after you have opened the can for long term use.

Tuna can resealable lid

Thanks for checking out this guide on how to seal cannabis and dried herbs inside of a tuna can. If you’d like to purchase the can sealer or cans featured in this article, head over to our store at Wells Can.

This article was written by MH.