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#1 posted 01-30-2012 03:29 AM

@ Jaaune : The inaccuracy lies manly in the casting. I have a 35” snapon straightedge that’s advertised accurate to .0002” for every foot, so it’s about .0006” accurate over it’s length…supposedly.
So with I tested the top and you can plainly see a VERY big gap toward the two sides…frankly I don’t think you’d even need the straightedge to judge the inaccuracy.
Aside from that you’re very right, it’s just all the tuning I haven’t yet done.
The miter track is off. The fence isn’t bad but it’s probably 3 or 4 thousandths off, the 90 stop is off…and it seems that every time I raise and lower the blade it goes out of 90.

@ paratrooper34 : you’re spot on…if the angles are off than the gaps will appear….this was what I was alluding to when mentioning the learning curve of the use of the plane. Though the learning curve can be augmented should the tuning and/or other adjustments be off. As for the protrusion of the blades from the side, the blade if proud .004 of an inch on either side should be acceptable, but mine was a whooping 1/64”!!
Now this is only double the average but it still was more than I wanted and is very hard to correct freehand.

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