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Here are the questions . . . and SMITTY’S answers for this issue!
If you're having a problem
setting-up, aligning or maintaining your Shopsmith equipment, you should
contact Shopsmith's Technical Support Staff (NOT Smitty).
Scroll Saw table movement
The two most probable solutions for your problem lie in the area of lose fasteners. Either the tilt locks are not tightened adequately or the trunion screws are loose. In either case, simply tighten one or both. Another possibility is that the trunion on your machine is not seating properly in the trunion base. To remedy this, loosen the front tilt lock, push down on the work table and tighten the trunion lock knob.
available accessories for Model 10-ER machines
I'm afraid that the currently available Mortising Attachment won't work on Model 10-E or 10-ER machines. However, there is good news. Most of the spindle-mounted MARK V accessories will work with these earlier machines (except the 10" Saw Blades...10-E and 10-ER machines were made for smaller blades).
If you have a question about a particular accessory, just call Shopsmith's TOLL-FREE number and ask one of our representatives before ordering.
Galling is the break-down (or build-up) of a metal surface, caused by excessive friction between two mating parts that move past, within, or over one another. During this movement, particles from one or both of the parts are torn loose and then either welded to the other part or balled-up onto the other. This occurs most frequently when one part is made of a softer material than the other.
A piece of fine emery cloth or a single-cut mill file is normally used to eliminate the effects of galling. To prevent the reoccurrence of galling coat the mating part surfaces with paste wax, oil (only if not exposed to sawdust), one of the special, spray-on metal surface coatings such as Dri-Cote® or Top-Cote®. These products have been specially-formulated to lubricate mating metal parts and provide a protective shield that will prevent corrosion and the build-up of wood resins on metal surfaces .