Tightening up the mouths on both a #3 and #5 Stanley. Want the #3 at about .020 and the #5 at about .125. In both cases the frog adjusting screw bottoms out befoe I get the mouths that tight, with just a hint of iron below the sole. So I just took the screws out and moved the frogs forward manually. That worked fine, but it would be nice to use the screws for more precise adjustment.
Question 1 - Is this "too long" screw normal? I suspect it may due to the irons (both original Stanleys, ca. 1930s) being short from many honings - likely?
Question 2 - I can fix it by either shimmimg under the adjustment yoke (moving it further aft) ot grinding 3 or 4 threads off the adjustment screws. Which is preferable? BTW, these are both users, not collectables, so staying original is not way up there.
Thanks for any thoughts.