I had to email the pictures to myself, then switch over to a pc to do this. There is a circlip right under the
knob, so the knob just can't raise up, or pop-up. I thought maybe the feature was for the plunge model, but
this is the fixed-base diagram. Melted into the top is a little "recon", and right next to that is a Skil factory
reconditioned sticker, the machine was only $40, including shipping. No wrench. It is incredibly clean.
You can see my dorky vacuum attachment.
I will fuss with it and learn what is going on, just thought an owner might be lurking around.
a good bit.......nice pun!!!