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Plastic 'plate' lower than metal base?

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Homerjh

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I have an old axi scrollsaw, one of the yellow ones.

anyhow, the round plastic thingy where the blade goes through is lower than the actual metal base/face of the saw.

now occasionally this has caused issues with smaller items as they catch when cutting.

so is this normal, or any ideas how to resolve it?

thanks
 

marcros

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Put a shim under it. Thickness will be dependant on the problem, but a but if paper may be enough.
 

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i made mine from a scrap piece of perspex and sanded down till it was the perfect fit, keep the unsanded side up to reduce friction
 

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My old Jet had the same issue, the plastic insert sat about 0.5mm below the metal table so I made a plywood insert and sanded it for a perfect level fit. I suspect that this is not an uncommon issue.
 

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make a new table to fit over the existing table with only a slot for putting in the blade, I used 6 mm ply and it works well#
Regards
Brendan
 
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