When you set the counterweight such that the arm floats level above the record the effective cartridge weight at that point would be about 0 gms. Then dial in the weight you are choosing for your cartridge according to the scale marked on the counterwieght. Should be about the correct weight (using a scale to actually measure this would be the best). Then set the anti-skate for the weight that you are actually using (ie 1.75 grams= 1.75 grams anti-skate). Does that help? I don't know for sure, but it sounds that when you lift the arm using the "dynalift" the arm would then be restricted from falling on the record and damaging the stylus. By locking the arm before the record label, you would prevent the arm/stylus assembly from crashing into the label and possibly damaging the stylus during use as the arm would be locked from travel beyond that point. Does this make sense? If so, I'm glad to have helped. Happy Listening!
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