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#1 posted 03-14-2018 05:08 PM

Kyngfish, it sounds frustrating for sure.

That the frog cannot be set coplanar with the back of the mouth is certainly a problem. I’ve not heard of anyone removing up to 1/16” from the face of a frog before, so Fridge’s point of ‘maybe the wrong frog’ may be correct. You might consider elongating the slots in the frog to get the fraction back vs. ‘new’ frog. And once it’s forward and flush, there’s still the issue with an overly tight mouth.

That’s when the OEM blade and breaker may be pressed back into service to verify it’s a thicker Veritas cutter problem or something else.

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