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    You can make a SMALL adjustment to the blade centering sometimes by tapping the pin on the side that you want to move the blade towards. IE: If you want to blade to move to the left, tap the pivot pin on that side.

    You don't usually get too much movement from this, but it may be enough to center up your blade.

    If not, do a search for it. There's a ton on info on here that I don't understand how to link to

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    Thanks ironside! It could be my nylon spacer/washers too, I don't know. I mean, I made them by hand. haha. If I decide to repin it I may ask dad to help me out since hes a machinist and I think he could make a pretty flat washer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuskieMan33 View Post
    Thank you everyone!!
    Although I am a little curious as to exactly how to adjust the pivot pin to center the blade better. Its hugging the side facing the picture a little. I have heard people mention centering the blade by adjusting their pin. But am a little lost on that.
    Glen (gssixgun) recently posted a video on youtube which goes through the process - he makes it seem simple
    Hang on and enjoy the ride...

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    That's a great looking first set! Give yourself a big pat on the back for those. Smooth lines, and nice curves.

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    Thank you Maxi!!

    Havachat, I did see this video. The minor adjustments still weren't working for me, so I just repinned it last night (just the pivot end). My original pinning job had the pins mushroomed out quite a bit, I think I may have left a little too much material before I started. Anyhoo, what I did was took out the first pin I had put in there, then drilled away a little material on the scales using a slightly larger drill bit and drilling one side in front of the pivot and the other side behind the pivot. This caused the mini spacers I had in there to fall into these little recessions I had created, effectively turning the blade toward the center. It worked for me, I did what I thought could work with what I did have available to me. I just had to be careful which sides to remove material on so that the blade would move toward the direction I wanted it to go. I almost started drilling on a part I shouldn't have! Here's an illustration as to what I did, I show where my blade needed to move to be centered and where I removed material to allow that to happen. Hopefully this will help someone in the future!
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