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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:22 pm 
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Help please - tring to use this for the first time.

The pivit end has a very sharp but weak looking pin and then a threaded portion.

How do it use this?

Do i rely on the weak pin or do I drill a hole and run the threaded prtion in

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:39 pm 
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Believe it or not the point will normally be sufficient (I have used the point on my Maffel jigsaw quite a few times).

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The idea behind the threaded portion with the two nuts is that the nuts can be undone and the height of the point adjusted to suit the base of the machine, or the height of the centre point (perhaps this might be a pad of 3mm hardboard temporarily hot-melt glued on to the surface of the workpeice which will later be removed - for times when a visible hole is unacceptable). The first nut (nearest the underside of the arm) sets and holds the point at the right height and the second one is a lock nut to prevent the height changing in use

"The person who never made a mistake, never made anything" - Albert Einstein

OK, I'm an "old school" chippie, so please don't ask me to do a bodge job - I didn't bring my horse today and in any case you don't seem to have a hitching rail!

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