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#1 posted 10-23-2010 01:18 AM

I believe that someone damaged the cutter head by torquing down too much on the locking bar screws. When the machine first got here i checked everything pout with my one way multi gauge” sounds like an advertisment dont it” here is what I found. The cutter head body was tweeked so hard that with the dial gauge sitting on the cylinder at the very back of the solid part in between the knives it started at .033 and when I turned the cutter head with the noe way gauge still making contact it would rise to .038 and .039. It was the same accross the width ot the cutterhead plus or minus .002 but no more that .002. I had to loosen the gib screws with a 21” cheater bar. I believe that because I’m not even remotlely make the screws that tight, so the chattering on the bottom of the stock is probaby from the knives flexing in the cutter head body. Delta is sending me a new cutter head. The have been real goodso far. Still the majic question is one that I will just have to play with until I find the sweet spot.

-- Ive cut this board three times and its still too short?

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