I purchased a transitional plane online, but having problems setting the iron to cut. The adjustment mechanism works both back and forth, but in the forward position (i.e. setting the cut depth) it does not go forward far enough across the mouth of the plane to really do any cutting. The action of the adjusting wheel is smooth and does not offer any obvious signs of malfunction, it just does not go forward enough. I have watched the action of the little tab that pushes the iron forward and when you have the wheel advanced as far as it will go, the tab is sitting in about the middle of the little opening that is the chip breaker slot. I was thinking that if something was placed in this little slot to fill the opening between the tab and the chip breaker it would engage sooner and it would push the blade farther forward. But I cannot think of anything to put in there that will not also get in the way of the cap iron closing. Well I am putting this out there for the hand tool brain trust to work on. I hope I have described this well enough that you know what it is doing. All help appreciated.
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