Hah. I wouldn't trouble to tie the rope to it - just lob it in.
Yes, been back to the #55 to renew the battle and, well, that's it. I ain't doing it any more. I'll write about the #405. I'll wax lyrical about the #043. The #50, #044 and #46 hold no fears. But that darn #55 I ain't wasting a second longer on. It's the total pits. The straw that broke this camel's back? That ruddy fence.
Following my vow to go by the manual and do what it showed next, I started to set it up for chamfering. The rosewood faces on the #55's fence have a profile on the backside that should make setting the fences up at 45° a snap. See? Where the blue arrow's pointing.
Well the smaller, less fancy fence was spot on. The other one though, it didn't look good, so I offered up a square to see how far off it was.
I believe my annotation expresses my feelings fairly adequately...
Now I daresay I could scrape the profile, or maybe it's the casting that needs - guess what - a file, but frankly this has got ridiculous. How on earth can I give a balanced view on the #55 and how well it works when I'm basing it on this stinker of an example? Well I can't, can I?
'Course it's gonna take delicacy to express this to the would-be article requester, but as I say, anything you like on the 043, 044, 50, 405, 46, Lewin...