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#1 posted 03-14-2018 12:53 PM

It’s ok if the frog doesn’t match up perfectly with the throat. I have the thicker Veritas blade in my no. 8 and had to move the frog back, and it cuts just fine with no chatter. Remember the bevel is down in these planes so there is some clearance there until the blade is pushed out pretty far.

I saw a neat trick on YouTube that I haven’t tried yet, but could help you. Wrap the blade with two pieces of blue painters tape. Then loosen the frog screws and install the blade and lever cap like normal. Now use the frog adjusting screw to slide things forward until the tape just touches the front of the mouth. Now remove the blade and tighten the frog screws down. Your frog will be in the right place for a shaving that is two pieces of tape thick, or thinner.


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