One more thing, check the blade direction as per the manufacturer, my machines cut away from the back fence. This is for two reasons, one, the offcut will be pushed away from the back fence and never jam, two, the blade will not pull itself into the workpiece and with auto downfeed that would be bad. I am not sure about a hand feed machine and it may be fine to use it as per your pic. I know the hand feed Eisele machines also run the blade "backwards" but it is actually the correct direction. The blade was installed wrongly on my large machine despite the LARGE arrow showing the correct blade direction.