Help setting machine up please!!!!!!!!!

I bought a blendtone machine (missing manual) from ebay along with a textbook. I understand electrolysis now, but don’t know how to get this machine specifically to work. The seller won’t answer my emails either. Based on the following description can anyone help me?
It has:

  • A slot in the back for a pedal. I have two parts that fit into this slot, one with a single pedal, the other with two pedals on one wire. I don’t know which one to use.
  • A slot in the back that says “Manual Automatic”. No clue what to do there.
  • A dial in the front that says “Timer” with numbers from 0-10. Not totally sure how to set the timer.
  • A dial in the front that says “intensity” (don’t know of a good intensity to start at)
  • A dial in the front that says “Galvanic” with numbers from 0-10. No clue what to set it on.
  • A slot in the front that says “RF” above it and “Blend” beneath it. Not sure what to plug in there.
  • A black slot and a red slot, both labeled “galvanic”, not sure what to plug in there.
  • A switch that says “RF” on top and “Galvanic blend” beneath it.
  • An on off switch, which is the only thing I’m sure of :P. Other than that I’m so lost and the seller won’t get back to me. Anyone know how I should set this thing up?? Thanks so much.

I have never worked with this machine, however, I can tell you some things about it. I am sure your seller is not answering any questions, because the seller either doesn’t want to be bothered with long distance electrolysis teaching, or is selling something for someone else, or it is a machine from grandmother’s attic.

Luckily, you have friends here at Hair Tell (Click on Donation now and feed the kitties, because this one should be an “Ask HairTell” only)

  • A slot in the back for a pedal. I have two parts that fit into this slot, one with a single pedal, the other with two pedals on one wire. I don’t know which one to use.

If you are using thermolysis, you use the single pedal. If you are doing blend or galvanic, you use the one with two pedals. One of those pedals works the RF/Diathermy/Thermolysis, and the other controls Galvanic current. Manual blend requires one to tap the two pedals and hold them down for the duration of the treatment.

  • A slot in the back that says “Manual Automatic”. No clue what to do there.

I would have to see this to have a better guess what this is, and how it works.

  • A dial in the front that says “Timer” with numbers from 0-10. Not totally sure how to set the timer.

This is your timing setting. These are set up as tenths of a second. The number one stands for a treatment duration of one tenth of a second.

  • A dial in the front that says “intensity” (don’t know of a good intensity to start at)

This dial measures the output of thermolysis energy from zero to the full power of the machine. Think of it as a percentage of the full power of the machine. (It is unfortunate that equipment manufacturers don’t make a set up that gives us a way to know exactly what the setting we are using amounts to. This is why we can’t get the settings from your former electrologist’s treatments, and use them on you. Unless we use the exact same machine, the setting numbers don’t actually match up to the same power.)

  • A dial in the front that says “Galvanic” with numbers from 0-10. No clue what to set it on.

This does the same thing as the Intensity, only with the full output of the Galvanic current. See above for understanding.

  • A slot in the front that says “RF” above it and “Blend” beneath it. Not sure what to plug in there.

Odds are this is where you plug in your probe holder/needle cord.

  • A black slot and a red slot, both labeled “galvanic”, not sure what to plug in there.

The red slot is for the ground (usually a red cord connected to a solid metal chunk) and the black slot is for the “roller” which is usually a hand piece with a black graphite roller, or a stainless steel roller connected to a black cord.

  • A switch that says “RF” on top and “Galvanic blend” beneath it.
    RF is for thermolysis only, Galvanic Blend allows you to use the two foot pedal set up to do galvanic only, or blend RF with Galvanic for a Blend treatment.

Thanks so much! You don’t know how helpful you’ve been. I’ll post back to let you know how it goes <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I forgot to ask, what do the solid metal chunk (connected to the red cord) and the steel roller (connected to the black cord) do?

Maybe get a manual from Clareblend?

Learn how to do blend electrolysis, by reading Bono’s Blend Method book or Richards and Meharg, and you’ll be able to answer these questions for yourself. It’s a level of understanding you need to get to anyway.

Is a blendtone a Clareblend epilator? I was thinking that it was related to the Instatron family of epilators. That’s a great idea to try and contact the manufacturer to see if the they still have an old manual in their files.

Is a blendtone a Clareblend epilator? I was thinking that it was related to the Instatron family of epilators. That’s a great idea to try and contact the manufacturer to see if the they still have an old manual in their files.

Whoops - I confused this thread with another.

In any event, try to get a manual from the manufacturer.