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TOPIC: Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set.

Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15551

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I just installed the Pro-Pack II Upgrade Kit and to my surprise the angle is off by 3 degrees as measured with my angle cube.
In other words, have to set the arms at the 14 degrees mark in order to get a 17 degrees angle.



Am I doing something wrong or can this be a production error?

Frans
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15552

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I don't have the upgraded arms, but I ground off the markings and only use my angle cube now. Those markings are only accurate of your edge is 5/8" off of the top of the vise as that's how it's calibrated. So since your riser raises up the actual edge from where the old vise did, I would hazard a guess that that is the issue. It's not a problem really, as long as you know it and know how to adjust :-)
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15553

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Thanks for your reply. The edge of the knife is 1 cm or +/- 3/8" of the top of the vise but that should only make a minor difference and not 3 degrees.

With the standard arms and this knife, the angle cube would show 17.4 degrees when set at the 17 degrees setting.

I would assume that the markings on the upgrade arms are calibrated for use with the riser block and with the same knife and the same 17 degrees setting, would give the same results.
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15554

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Try to re zero your cube
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15555

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Thanks for your reply but of course I calibrated the angle cube against the base :-)
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15556

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Hey fvdk:

Where did you order from? You're right the bottom black bracket (whatever it's called) is incorrect. You need to contact WE and have them send you a correct one. In the meantime you can use the micro adjust to "calibrate" them correctly... just put a knife in that is 5/8" above the clamp, and then set the angle. Or as stated above, just set the angle with the cube.
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15557

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Thanks, Curtis.

I will contact WE and ask for a replacement. I don't know if the upgrade sets are supposed to come with a new longer support for long flexible knives as well. I did not receive one but the old one is useless now :S

Frans
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15558

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I think they have longer supports also.

Just to clarify my post, it's the black portion of the 2 "ball joint assemblies" (I looked it up) :) that you need.
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 6 months 4 weeks ago #15559

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Thanks again. I think you are right and I used the online form to contact WE.
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Angle off by 3 degrees with upgrade set. 5 months 3 weeks ago #16304

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Just make sure the fine tuning screws are at the same place.
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