Just to update, if anybody was having similar problems, I phoned Martin at woodrat & he confirmed it was ok to sand a bit off the sides of the centre button guage so it slides more easily. I did this and it works well now and I have had some success with dovetails.Hi folks. I am trying to get my long boxed WoodRat in use. I have a couple of issues with it:
1 the button which you set for dovetails keeps ‘slipping’. I have overtightened it so that the nut moved in the plastic, however, whatever tension, it still slips. Are there any cured for this?
2 the left hand fence gets stuck on the body of the machine - it appears tilted in towards the body. I have shaved a bit off the plywood and added washers, but this seemed to make the situation worse.
2 I can live with, 1 renders the machine useless.