Place the trap upright on a flat and stable surface.
Support the metal box enclosure with one hand and with the other hand apply downward pressure upon the setting arm to release it from under the hooked plate above the front entrance opening.
The torsion spring is now free to rotate around its supporting drum. Move the setting arm clockwise and observe the strike bar move upwards away from the impact / clamp bar.
Remove the side panel from the metal box enclosure by moving its wire locking lever to the left.
With the side panel removed; look inside the metal box enclosure and identify the bait compartment; the pendulum trigger which has a blind hole in the front of the suspension arm and the release pin (also known as a dog) which is attached at one end above the front entrance opening.
Ensure that the strike bar is tight against the roof of the box and raise the release pin and engage the free end into the blind hole in the front of the suspension arm. The release pin should now be preventing the strike bar from moving downwards.
Refit the side panel and lock into place with the lever.
Finally, support the metal box with one hand and with the other hand exert downward pressure upon the setting arm and replace it under the hooked plate above the front entrance opening. Warning; the trap is now set!
This guide is provided to illustrate the relevant parts of the Kania 2000 spring trap and describe the setting procedure only. It is always the trap users’ responsibility to ensure that traps are employed in accordance with the law at all times.