1st, Lee Valley has already impressed me w/ their customer service,
and I have every confidence they will make it right.
I got their 38" aluminum straight edge a few weeks ago. When I placed
it on several supposed flat surfaces - in and out feed of jointer, and
TS, it seemed like there was some small amount of twist in it. Since
I moved it around and the twist was alway apparent and alway across
the same diagonal, I've assumed it to be in the straightedge and not
the surfaces. Only on the jointer do I feel I can make that
statement, my Delta contractors saw table is anything but flat! But
on the jointer, I could rock the straight edge back and forth just
slightly.. maybe 2-4 thous.
I sent them an email.. and w/i an hour I was told a new one was being
The specs on the straight edge says 3 thous. across the lenght of 38".
That may indeed be the case, but the twist was kind of annoying. I
just about ordered the 24" steel one instead, but really wanted the
Just wondering if anyone else has seen this, or if I'm way too picky.
PS. any Delta reps reading this? Is the contractors saw (about 8
years old now) suppose to be out of flat by .010 to .020? The front
right edge has always been dipped down. Finally w/ the Lee Valley
edge I can measure it.