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    Punxsyjumper
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    Hi Guys, newbie here. Got my WE130 and so far, so good. I do have a few blades that are 3/16 thick. I think I read somewhere that 1/4 is the max but when I try to clamp a 3/16 the lever goes down about halfway and stops. I don’t want to force it and break or bend anything so I haven’t done these blades yet.  The tension adjustment is all the way on the negative side and I don’t see any way of opening it up more. Any suggestions? Thanks

    #51969

    MarcH
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    Welcome to the W.E. Forum Punxsyjumper.

    These are the 1/4 inch jaws offered by W.E. to clamp thicker knives.  This may be the accessory you need.

    Marc
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    #51975

    Organic
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    Don’t force it. The clamp is very well made, but I think trying to clamp a knife that doesn’t fit would cause damage. Get the larger jaws or get the Tormek small knife adapter (check Amazon).

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    #51977

    Readheads
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    Do something like this, it costs $10…. holds any thickness and flexible, not to be a PIA but WEPS really owes us something as simple as this.

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    Richard
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    Is there any particular reason for the additional height about the vise?

    #52010

    MarcH
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    That’s a keen observation Richard.  The extra height above the jaw line would certainly require very long guide rods and a much longer square bar then the standard one pictured here.  Pythagoras shows himself here, again.  That’s not to say the concept is wrong.  Just, it’ll require all the components to put it to practical use.

    Marc
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    #52011

    Punxsyjumper
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    Not sure how that is going to help me but thanks anyway. Not looking to re engineer the thing.

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    #52018

    Richard
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    That’s a keen observation Richard. The extra height above the jaw line would certainly require very long guide rods and a much longer square bar then the standard one pictured here. Pythagoras shows himself here, again. That’s not to say the concept is wrong. Just, it’ll require all the components to put it to practical use.

    Am currently trying to find the square root button on my iPhone calculator 😆

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    #52021

    Readheads
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    You can hold almost a 1/2″ thick blade in it, height needed for low angle dps, not much higher than LAA, $10

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