chapmanruss wrote:JPGI have not checked, but I suspect the MVII second slot is larger than the M5 second slot since the MVII is 10". I can vouch for a 10" blade in a Mark 5 goldie second slot being susceptable to 'milling' the table itself.
What is the length of the saw blade table insert slot and the extra slot. I am guessing here but can you lower the table father down using the extra slot than you can using the regular table insert slot since the table may not "bottom out" until it hits the arbor. The table hits the top of the headstock when using the table insert slot. I measured the one saw blade table insert I have for the 500 tables and it's opening is 10 1/2" long. It is an extra from restoring Mark 5/V's and I do not know when it was made.
I have since 'checked'. The MVII 'extra' slot is longer than the M5 'extra slot' by about 3/4" to 1"(I did not measure).
The table insert('normal' blade slot etc.) is the same for both models.
Yes the table will go lower(I have used that in the past).
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