yea, the pad wear makes me think its bent.
Without having it at the shop with my large slab of true marble, I can't tell for sure.
It's sick I think my claw shoes are set to like...I don't even know how many pounds of force.
When people say 53lb, what does that correlate to?
is it 53lb of pull to get the shoe to move at all?
or is it 53lb of pull to get the shoe to max out on the pin?
I like the method of using a 2-jaw vice to set even engagement and then testing and adjusting from there.