Lets say you're doing some molding, what happens when the tail of the stock drops down to "sit" flat on the plate? Now, you have a gouge in the material. It would be quite noticeable. If you have a drop in plate, place a piece of a card under the out-feed side, run a piece, see what happens. I ask you to try it.
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