McNaughton Center Saver Question

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  1. Samuel Russo

    Samuel Russo

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    I just bought the McNaughton Standard size system. My question is, the blades are thicker at the front end and therefore do not slide between the pins. Consequentially, the Tool Post must be a distance from the work piece. Is this typical for this tool.
     
  2. Ron Solfest

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    Yes
     
  3. Bill Boehme

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    Yes it is because the kerf needs to be a lot wider than the blade. I did just a bit of work on the blades using the grinder to allow the gate to be a little closer to the work. I also tried to fair the wide leading edge into the blade a a little more smoothly. My blades were very rough on the top and bottom edges so I spent some time with a file laid flush to flatten those surfaces and then polish them so that they would slide more smoothly. It is also important to break the sharp edges at the top and bottom or else that will also create problems.

    I deleted your attached file. I assume that you didn't mean to attach that file.
     
  4. Samuel Russo

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    Thanks.
     
  5. Samuel Russo

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    Thanks.
     
  6. JeffSmith

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    I've got an older system with the old-style post/turret. Seems that i can get it up close to the face without a problem. Is this a problem with the Mark 2 version?
     
  7. Bill Boehme

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    Here is what the turret looks like on the Mark 8

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  8. Emiliano Achaval

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    I too got the older one, you can get really close to the work... No wider part on the blade...
     

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