Something to explore…as a means to measure material thickness on the crumb tray:
My mini DeWALT laser distance measurer is giving me some really consistent measurements on material thickness with the crumb tray inserted (GF Pro).
Here’s what I did for measurements…,
- put the DeWALT measurer on the top of the GF lid with the lid closed
- with a piece of paper on the crumb tray = 8 11/16
- with a 1/8in PG maple piece on the crumb tray = 8 9/16
- with another 1/8in PG maple piece on top of the other = 8 7/16
- with another 1/8in PG maple piece on top of that one = 8 5/16
- with another 1/8in PG maple piece on top of that one = 8 3/16
I’ve received consistent readings on multiple measures in different spots of the crumb tray.
So, for me, if I put a piece of non-PG on the tray…all I have to do is DeWALT laser measure with the non-PG material inserted and then subtract the non-PG material depth from the crumb tray depth (8 11/16) and I should have a good idea on what depth settings to apply to the GF when lasering with manual settings.
With the crumb tray removed…I’m getting consistent 10in from the top of the lid to the bottom inside of the GF. So, same theory applies…insert the non-PG material into the GF, DeWALT measure the new height, then subtract material thickness from 10in and I should get a decent idea to plug into the GF settings.
The DeWALT DW030PL measurer is less than $30 (USD). Here’s a link to Amazon showing the tool (about the size of a match box):
CAVEAT: The measurements were using my GF Pro. You’ll have to get your own measurements as your lid may shut less or more than mine. So, the measurements I posted above may be good for me, but may be a little off for you. Get a DeWALT DW030PL for yourself and let me know if you find similar consistent measures.