Well it seems like you liked the last quick tip so I’ve got another one for you.
This time it relates to the blade holder.
Here are five blade holders collected up during a recent workshop.
Hopefully you also notice how none of the blade adjustment number settings are in the same place.
Heres a closer look.
This will affect the results you get if you are following a settings guide.
Because when the blade carriage is put to its highest setting, which is 12, the mark above the twelve should line up with the mark just below the Brother logo.
You can clearly see on the middle one above that it is WAY off.
The simple fix?
Turn the blade holder until there is no gap between the top and bottom half and the carefully peel off the sticker with all of the numbers on, reposition it so that the mark above the 12 lines up with the line below the Brother logo and then stick it back down.
This could help alleviate some issues you may have found with blade depth settings however I would always still recommend doing a test cut to make sure that things are as they should be before committing time effort and resources to a complex twenty minute long cut.
Hope this helps!