Topic: Dial indicator anvil causing inaccurate measurements on back of blade.
I did a post-mortem on a reed today, which included separating the two blades and checking the thicknesses with each blade flush against the dial indicator pin, and I was surprised to find that on the back third of the blade, my Rieger dial indicator has been inflating the thickness measurements by as much as 10 (metric).
From what I can tell, this is caused by the blade not laying flush against the anvil, and no amount of fidgeting or adjusting on my part seems to be able to fix this.
I purchased a replacement anvil from Miller Marketing, which is a very thin cylinder instead of the wide, thick, flat tongue on the Rieger, but the problem there is that the anvil is so thin, it bends, which again throws off the numbers.
Does anyone either know of a solution that would render the Rieger more accurate in this regard, or of another machine I could replace it with?