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We have a massive amount of Edge Pro products so we figured it would be good to have a whole section on how to use the machine and what to use on it.
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Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:14 pm

Here is prototype #1. I made 2 of these and they are not quite done but I would love for one of you guys to try it and then we can talk about it. Money back if it doesn't work for you.

http://www.chefknivestogo.com/edproprprpi.html

I like the Rod End but the shank is a little large. My big question is if you can get an accute enough angle as is or do I need to incur the expense to chop off part of the shank to make it drop down further.

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Fri Aug 30, 2013 11:42 pm

I can tell right off that you need to shorten the knuckle on the rod end. That is the limiting factor on how low you can set the angle. You'll want to get the angle down low and still be able to use the drill stop. I made a new back plate for mine so the arm will be centered to the blade table and even mounted it in a lower position to give me some room there.

I have made a couple of these and found that it really does make a difference.

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This is as low as I can get it, the limiting factor is clearing the blade stop hardware.
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This is as low as I can get it AND use the drill stop mod. I have some room so that I could lower the custom back plate if I HAD to get the angle lower. So far I haven't had the need.
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Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:56 am

Yea like I said this is my first shot.

Did you find that rod end as is or did you have to cut the shank yourself? Where did you get it?

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Sat Aug 31, 2013 3:48 pm

I cut it, vise and a hacksaw did the trick. I got my ends and rods from McMaster Carr.

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:12 pm

Thanks I'll take these over to a machine shop and tell them to cut them off and see how that works. Maybe to start I'll do what you did until I'm sure it will sell.

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:20 am

Mark:

Stay away from the "plastic" unit.

I tried them (Igus) - they are prone to stiction.

http://www.igus.com/wpck/default.aspx?pagenr=3748


Go metal all the way.

:)

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:23 am

That is so funny. I went to the nylon rod end because my first 2 metal ones had horrible stiction problems. ;)

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:17 pm

A good quality bearing grease should solve any stiction issue in this sort of setup.
Also, rounding both edges of the bearing channel (where the arm goes through) should help alleviate a bit of the stiction as that'll reduce some of the vacuum effect aiding it.

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Mon Sep 02, 2013 12:36 pm

PARADOX <> How many calibers are you chambered in? ;)

Re: Mad Rookie Modified Pivot for Pro Version

Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:47 pm

Melampus wrote:PARADOX <> How many calibers are you chambered in? ;)


My EDC are primarily 9mm and .45. I can alternately accommodate .380, .38, .357 MAG, .357 SIG, and .40. Of course there is also .22 but that's just for fun really. 8-)
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