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#1 posted 12-21-2018 06:17 AM

I am fairly certain shaft is straight.
- Golfisher

You would be surprised on how little deflection the shaft to hole tolerance allows. Part of challenge is length of casting bore that o-ring uses for sealing. I made couple of short strokes with bastard file to remove a 0.001 high spot on my selector shaft and it started sliding much easier.

Curious as to how much you use the high speed?

- Golfisher

I switch speeds more often than I thought I would. Would guess use each speed about half time? A lot depends on wood type. Always use high speed running stack of lumber through first time to remove as milled surfaces. Straight grain boards will run at high speed and leave decent surface. But figured wood, or lumber with knots or grain changes can experience massive tear out (chunks) at high speed, even if you feed in right direction for most of wood. Use low speed and shallow cuts for less than perfect or special lumber.


-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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