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  • #760175
    Anthony Murray
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    I have received the hardware kit and am very pleased with it. I began my build and am finished apart from attaching the wooden knobs. However I have a problem with the adjustment mechanism it lowers the cutter easily but jams when I try to raise the cutter. Paul any ideas on how it could be settled to run smoothly in both directions love all your videos thanks in advance Anthony

    #760256
    Jim Hazel
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    I’m having the same problem with retracting the blade. I can’t see where it is binding but it locks up completely. Otherwise, the router is absolutely great. I miss the ability to preset the final depth that I have on my Veritas router but this router feels much more solid and seems a little easier for me to control. I really enjoy the larger base and the rigid blade.

    #760465
    Paul Rowell
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    I haven’t finished mine yet but my gut tells me to check the back of the tensioning bar. Maybe ease the corners of the edge with a fine file?

    #760495
    deanbecker
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    It sure sounds like your slot for your blade is not parallel To your adjuster screw which would put it in a bind I had to take a little bit off the very bottom to get mine to run smooth

    #760517
    Anthony Murray
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    Thanks for all the replies I noticed the screw which the adjuster is screwed onto was not exactly in line with the cutter so gave it a tap with a rubber mallet until it lined up and n o w the mechanism l o were and raises easily. Just need to add the wooden knobs and the tool will be completed.

    #760574
    David Ricketts
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    The inside of the notches on the cutting blade are quite rough and I found this jammed the thumbscrew. To get the mechanism to work smoothly, I had to use a fine file to clean up the inside of the notches.. Finished up with sandpaper wrapped around a small file or paddle to polish the inside of the notches (up to 400 grit). . I too had to tap the adjuster screw to ensure it was parallel to the cutter. After these adjustments it works perfectly.

    #767372
    Benoît Van Noten
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    On mine, I have had to whack on the adjusting screw to make it parallel with the iron. (left-right and fore-aft).
    Where the turn button meets the iron, I also lightly filed the iron’s arrises with a small diamond file.
    IMO the parallelism is the most important factor.

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