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I am not sure what the problem is.
The important thing is that the chip-breaker edge has a no gap contact with the cutting-iron.
The chip-breaker should not lay completely flat on the cutting-iron. There must be some flexibility in the assembly for the good working of the lever-cap.
Look at the picture of a cut-away plane here ; there is a gap between the chip-breaker and the cutting-iron where the lever-cap exercise its pressure on the iron-assembly.

Caution, if you change the curvature of the chip breaker, you change the distance between its edge and the depth adjustment slot. I f you make it longer you might not be able anymore to fully retract the cutting blade.

I have had to shorten the chip breaker on a cheapo #4 to be able to use it. Just a few well placed hammer blow to increase the curvature.

Don't change your iron-assembly without knowing what you do. Read this.
 

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