Through the patented design of the mounting spindle, the prop can be rotated 360 degrees and rapidly gauged and marked (utilizing either a drop gauge, pitch gauge, or the Prop Eye laser scanner) while still mounted in the machine. The cradle of the machine tilts to allow heeling at a 90 degree angle to the blade surface and accommodates right or left hand rotation propellers of varying diameter.
The Prop Straightener comes complete with special cylinder rod end attachments to accommodate over-lapping blades and for better support of blade area when higher forces are required. The bending and heeling cylinders are precisely controlled using hydraulic hand lever valves. The positioning of the cylinders is accomplished through adjustment of hand wheels. Though the controls on the Prop Straightener are simple and straightforward, operator training is essential for safe and efficient use.