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Hiendmuse, I think Markpao and Brf meant to put the washers beyween the turntable and the paws, i.e., slip it over the threaded screw and have it rest on the top of the bear paw that goes against the underside of your TT. That way the paws can still be tight against the TT, but with the washer in between.
I just got Bearpaws and I have not been able to level my table without using some playing cards under the feet. They are threaded but Stringreen made a comment above that implies if I need to do this (as I did with my VPI mini feet previously) I'm not adjusting the paws correctly. If this is the case I would appreciate either him, or anybody else, to comment on what I should be doing differently.
The Bearpaws should all be screwed tight up against the bottom of the table. See which foot/feet need a shim- I used a nickel under each footer only on the right side of the table to eliminate movement and bring table to level. Try a dime under each foot if a nickel is too thick. Use a good level to check for exact level front to back and side to side.
Sberger...My Bearpaws came with threads, and also with threaded brass washers. I threaded two of the threaded washers between the Bearpaws themselves and and the bottom of the turntable. I leveled the turntable exactly using a carpenters level by rotating the Bearpaw which raised/lowered them on their threads, then tightened one of the brass washers against the turntable, and then tightened one of the brass washers against the Bearpaw. This provides a very tight connection and a spectacular upgrade.
I got the Big Fat VPI Paws. Each one of these comes with a locknut that allows for height adjustment at the bottom. Only one washer between locknut and main body of Paw. No washer for the top of the Paw to tighten against the table. So essentially can't raise lower Paws between them and table without them not being tight against plinth. So do you think I should ask for an additional set of brass washers?
I use the Edensound threaded Bearpaws on my "suspension-fixed" Pro-ject 6.1 RM with great success. I have the paws screwed up tight to the plinth so they can serve to introduce mass and resonance reduction to the plinth. Additionally I purchased a set of brass washers that had the same outside diameter as the bearclaws. I picked them up at Grainger.com and they are made by Accurate Manufactured Products.
Since they are brass and thick and heavy they match the bearclaws perfectly dimensionally, and add even more mass to the plinth. If you are going to raise any side of the turntable I would recommend underneath the bearclaw not between it and the plinth.