My Woden (so not Stanley, but very similar) 78’s depth stop has two vertical ridges, but one of them is thicker than the other. The thicker one fits in the groove, the other one has no groove to fit in. Even if the ridges were the same I don’t think slight rotation around the vertical axis when tightened would be a problem in this part, the other axis are the critical ones.
The notches on the blade are intended to account for sharpening so one or maybe two of them should be usable at any point in time. If none seem to work perhaps there is a problem with the adjustment lever?
- This reply was modified 2 years ago by jeff Fisher.