How to Install an Under Cabinet SpaceMaker Can Opener

The Black and Decker Under-the-Counter SpaceMaker is a combination can opener, bag opener, bottle opener and knife sharpener. And all those tools can be conveniently affixed to the underside of your kitchen cabinet. In order to free up all of that counter space, you must correctly install the SpaceMaker. The templates and fixtures that you need to install the unit are all included in the SpaceMaker's packaging. All you will need are a drill and screwdriver to complete the job.

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Step 1

Prepare the area. Remove all of the cabinet's contents; clear the counter space below it. Then clean the underside and interior of the cabinet with an all-purpose cleaner. Wipe dry.

Step 2

Clean both the underside and topside of the bottom panel of the cabinet.

Step 3

Open the cabinet doors.

Step 4

Place the mounting template (included in the container), print side up, flush against the surface of the underside of your cabinet. Line it up so that the thick line on the template is flush with the outer edge of the cabinet. Center the template so that it is as close to the center of the underside of the cabinet as possible. If not centered, make sure that none of the hole marks in the template line up with the cabinet partition.

Make sure that the template is perfectly aligned, free of wrinkles and flush with the underside of the cabinet. Tape it in place.

Step 5

Drill through the four drill holes in the template. Drill from the bottom of the cabinet through to the top. Make sure your drill bit is perfectly perpendicular to the bottom of the cabinet as you drill. If the hole is not straight, you will not be able to install the SpaceMaker properly.

Step 6

Remove the tape and mounting template. Wipe all of the dust clear.

Step 7

Lay a washer flat and centered over each of the 4 holes that you drilled.

Step 8

Hold the Black and Decker SpaceMaker in place under the cabinet. Align the front of the appliance with the front edge of the cabinet (or back edge of the overhang). Make sure that the mounting holes in the top of the SpaceMaker are lined up with the drilled holes in the cabinet.

Step 9

Choose a screw from those provided. The screws must be long enough to fit through the bottom of the cabinet and screw securely into the SpaceMaker's mounting holes.

Step 10

Drop the screw into each of the holes. Tighten the screws to secure the SpaceMaker in place. It should not move or shake when in use. If it does, tighten the screws some more.


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