These instructions are for the 12XTS and 16XTS
Bowling's Last Stand Models.  You  will need help with
this size of tree and stand.

There should be 9 parts to your stand.  The main bowl, 4 T-handles, and 4
legs.

Tools necessary:  1/2" drill bit and drill, 3/4" open end wrench.

The easiest way to put up your tree in our 12'' or 16'' Christmas Tree Stand is
to drill a 3/4'' diameter hole approximately 2 inches deep in the bottom
center of the tree trunk.  Lay the tree down on it's side, flat, lay the bowl of
the stand on its side, place the bowl of the stand on the tree trunk, make
sure that the lag bolt in the bottom of the stand is inserted into the whole
that you drilled in the trunk of the tree.  Tighten the 4 T-handles.  Install 2
legs on the stand with the legs sticking up, do not use them as levers.  
Stand the tree upright, insert the other 2 legs.  Tighten the 4 bolts on the
legs.  Tighten the T-handles that secure the tree and you should be all set.  
You should arrange your decorations evenly all the way around the tree to
keep the tree balanced.
STEP- BY- STEP
Setup for the 12XTS and 16XTS Models
1. Drill a 3/4 inch diameter hole approximately 2 inches deep in the bottom
center of the tree trunk.

2. Lay the tree down on it's side flat.

3. Lay bowl of the stand on it's side.

4. Make sure that the lag bolt in the bottom of the stand is inserted into the
whole that you drilled in the trunk of the tree.

5. Tighten the 4 T-handles snug to the tree.

6. Install 2 legs on the stand with the legs sticking up,
DO NOT USE THEM AS
LEVERS
.

7. Stand the tree upright, insert the other 2 legs.

8. Tighten the 4 bolts on the legs with the 3/4" open end wrench.

9. Tighten the T-handles to secure the tree.

Arrange your decorations evenly all the way around the tree to keep the
tree balanced.

Enjoy a safe holiday.
Instructions for the 6XTS, 8XTS and 10XTS Bowling's
Last Stand Models

There should be 4 parts to your stand.  The main bowl and 3 T-handles,
which should already be installed.

The easiest way to put up your tree in our 6'', 8" or 10'' Christmas Tree Stand
is to drill a 1/2'' diameter hole approximately 2 inches deep in the bottom
center of the tree trunk.  Lay the tree down on it's side, flat, lay the stand on
its side, with one leg up, 2 legs balanced on the floor.  Insert the trunk of
the tree in the bowl of the stand, make sure that the lag bolt in the bottom of
the stand is inserted into the whole that you drilled in the trunk of the tree.  
Tighten the 3 T-handles snug.  Stand the tree upright.  Tighten the tree
securely and you should be all set.  You should arrange your decorations
evenly all the way around the tree to keep the tree balanced.
STEP- BY- STEP
Setup for the 6XTS, 8 XTS and 10XTS Models
1. Drill a 1/2 inch diameter hole approximately 2 inches deep in the bottom
center of the tree trunk.

2. Lay the tree down on it's side flat.

3. Lay the stand on it's side, one leg up, the other two balanced on the floor.

4. Make sure that the lag bolt in the bottom of the stand is inserted into the
whole that you drilled in the trunk of the tree.

5. Tighten the 3 T-handles snug to the tree.

6. Stand the tree upright.

7. Tighten the T-handles to secure and straighten the tree.

Arrange your decorations evenly all the way around the tree to keep the
tree balanced.

Enjoy a safe holiday.
Just a little bit of information for any size tree...
Don't sharpen the tree like a pencil and stuff it in the stand! The tree won't drink the
water.  You need a straight cut on the bottom of the trunk.  The tree sucks water up
just like a straw.  If you cut the bark at an angle you will lose the natural drinking effect
of the tree, thus, dehydrating the tree more quickly.
No matter which size stand you choose, leave enough room in the stand for
the tree trunk and plenty of water.  
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