Position the blade in the handle with the holes facing the securing set screws, take care not to over tighten.
Place the cutter assembly on the test specimen so that the guide and cutter rests on the substrate.
Grasp handle and rotate it upward with respect to the line of contact of the guide with the test surface. During this motion, the tips of the cutter first contact the test surface when the top of the handle is about seven degrees with respect to the test surface. Continue this motion until the top surface of the handle is elevated to about 15 degrees. This is the correct attitude of the cutter assembly for the test.
Apply enough pressure on the handle to insure that all of the cutter tips penetrate the test specimen supporting base, pull assembly along the test surface through 0.75 to 1 inch. Repeat this procedure with a second cut intersecting the first pattern at 90° (±5°). Evaluate results of the test as indicated in ASTM D3359, method B.