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ISSUE ARCHIVES

SEPT/ OCT 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 5

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Colonial Dry Sink
Hanging Wall Desk
Child's Pounding Bench and A Wooden Toy Top

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
 
Academy Notes
Finishing Touches - Pt.1 Preparing the Surface
 
Service Pointers
Jointer Service Pointers
 
Safety Tips
Table Saw Safety

What's New
The 5-Foot Connector Tubes

EDUCATION
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You
National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH

ONLINE CATALOGS
Online Accessory Catalog

Request Printed Accessory Catalog
Online Replacement Parts Catalog

MARK V INFORMATION
Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

Request MARK V Information Package

LINKS
Links Worth Visiting
Free Woodworking Tips

FEEDBACK
Contacting Shopsmith

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Shopsmith, Inc.
All Rights Reserved

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No woodworker (except SMITTY, of course) has ALL the answers. From time-to-time, everyone hits a snag, trying to figure out some sort of in-shop problem.
 
Don't worry, SMITTY can help. Just use the special e-mail link to send your questions to SMITTY. He’ll do his best to get back to you soon, with the answers to those questions.

If you're having a problem setting-up, aligning or maintaining your Shopsmith equipment,
you should contact Shopsmith's Technical Support Staff (NOT Smitty).
 
Call TOLL-FREE, 1-800-762-7555 during normal business hours to speak directly with a Shopsmith Technical Support Representative.

“Oomph-less” Shopsmith DC-3300 Dust Collection System
 
From Michael Claussen, via e-mail:
 
The Shopsmith Dust Collection System I purchased with my MARK V about 6 years ago has lost its "oomph". I've cleaned the hood, repositioned and tightened the seals and even stripped it down to check the fan blades. Everything looks OK but the suction isn't enough to even hold my hand to the tubing. Any ideas ?


Look for a build-up of sawdust on the impeller blades or the inside of the housing...a rag or something that's caught inside…or a defective motor. Listen to the motor as it's slowing down. You should hear a “click” as it slows down (this is the internal motor switch). If you don't hear this click, you'll probably also have an overheating problem…caused by sawdust infiltrating the motor or the internal motor switch (that switches the motor between start-up and “run” modes).

Resolve the problem by removing the motor and blowing high pressure compressed air into the back of the motor housing. This could dislodge the dust that's keeping the internal motor switch from working. If this doesn't work, I suggest that you call our TOLL-FREE Customer Service Hotline at 1-800-762-7555 for additional suggestions.

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