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Cantilever Arm Center Adjustment Animated

SEE ANIMATION OF THE SIDE-TO-SIDE ADJUSTMENT

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The CANTILEVER ARM CENTER ADJUSTMENT is seen  moving up and down in the video to the right.  You will notice the small vertical screw behind the wheel that is moving in tandem with the arm.  This is the actual adjustment screw that regulates the height of the arm.  When the screw is turned CLOCKWISE, the center of the gouge is thickened.  When the screw is turned COUNTER-CLOCKWISE, the center of the gouge is thinned.

The screw on the front face of the CANTILEVER ARM with the T-STYLE CAP is the LOCK SCREW for the arm.  When the arm is adjusted, this screw is loosened about one-quarter turn before the adjustment and then re-tightened after the adjustment of the top vertical screw.

IMPORTANT:

FIRST:  Remember that this adjustment is made with the carriage in the CLOSED POSITION and there should be NOTHING in the bed.  This insures that the CANTILEVER ARM is in contact with the vertical adjustment screw when the lock screw is re-tightened.

SECOND:  Before the Cantilever Arm Lock Screw is loosened, the vertical adjustment screw needs to be advanced all the way down until it stops.  This adjustment screw will now be touching the center wheel axle.  It may already be there, but always check before loosening the lock screw.  Again, this adjustment screw is the vertical screw seen to the right that is moving in tandem with the cantilever arm. 

THIRD:  Place slight downward pressure on the carriage as you re-tighten the carriage arm lock screw.  This will make sure that the wheel axle  is firmly pressed against the vertical adjustment screw as the carriage arm lock screw is tightened.