Interesting. I’d like to hear comments by other Fac-Ette users. On my machine, for instance, the cutting position is near 6 o’clock (on the operator’s side – is your clock different?) and the lap normally turns away from the stone position (left mast machine is CCW). For girdles, the cutting position may go as far as 8 o’clock. Some people reverse the lap if they’re having problems with polish, but that’s rarely necessary. Tables are cut with a table adapter, of course, and personally, I would use the adapter even on a Fac-Ette. If not, I suppose you might want the lap pushing the dop into the hard stop. I still don’t get the girdle problem.