Hands On
Service Methods and Tips

JULY/AUG 2004
Volume 47/Issue 4


IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Antique Quilt Display Rack
Heart-Shaped Display Stand
Duck Napkin Holder

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
New Baby Workshop Calendar
 
Academy Notes
Hardwood Information You Should Know - Pt 1
 
Service Pointers
MARK V Alignment

Woodworking Technologies
New Woodworking Glues
 
Safety
Safety Lessons I've Learned

What's New
The Shopsmith Gift Card

EDUCATION
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH

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Online Accessory Catalog
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MARK V INFORMATION
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Service Pointers
MARK V ALIGNMENT

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Making sure that your MARK V is always well-aligned is one of your keys to safe and accurate woodworking. To set up a new machine, carefully follow the instructions in your owner's manual...then check the various alignments every ten hours of running time or sooner if you have difficulty with certain woodworking operations.

A good checkup will require that you use your Sanding Disc (to check the spindle-to-table alignment), an adjustable wrench, a 45-degree drafting triangle and a measuring tape or ruler (preferably one with a 132" scale).

GENERAL PROBLEMS

Problem
Possible Cause(s)

Remedy

Cut not made according to desired setting

Blade misaligned with table and/or miter gauge

Square table and gauge to disc or blade

Stock chips on top outfeed edge as crosscut is being completed

Miter gauge swlot not parallel to blade

Align table to blade

Stock “burns” when ripping

Rip fence angles toward blade

Improper Blade

Align fence with blade


Use rip or combination blade

Stock pulls away from rip fence

Fence angled away from blade

Align fence with blade

Sawblade distorts its kerf when ripping or crosscutting

Rip fence misaligned with blade

Use 1/4" dowel in side of miter gauge to check alignment of blade to saw slot