I’m slowly making progress on cleaning up my No. 4 and the other day I ran into a strange issue. Hoping others can shed some light on the situation.
After re-timing the carriage I noticed it wouldn’t return all the way to the feed board. It seemed like the trip wedge wasn’t being pushed out far enough – and when I looked under the press I noticed the chain seemed like it was in the way and also jammed.
So, my question is – should the chain actually be above where it currently is e.g. in the open space above the casting? Also, it seems like this would prevent the chain from interfering with the block that engages the trip cam.