colomeatcutter I am assuming that when you are slicing the pressure you are applying to the carriage is moving the carriage down and making the gap, and therefore your slices, larger? I tried pushing the carriage down (or back depending on how you are orientated) and the carriage does not force the plate back. However, when I pressed directly on the plate I was able to make it move without turning the knob, it wasn’t easy but I could see how it would widen the gap over the course of slicing. It took a considerable amount of force though, more than I would think should be used to hold your meat in place.
The gauge plate has to be able to slide back somewhat, without that the way they have set this slicer up would not work. The only way I found to prevent it from moving backward was to use one hand to hold the knob in place.
Can you explain exactly what is happening in a little more detail? Maybe I have misunderstood the issue or am missing something that some extra information could help with.