As you work, sawdust, wood chips and wood pitch can accumulate
on and inside your Jointer. Fine sawdust can dry out the bearings
and the wood chips that collect between the tables can become impacted
and make it difficult for you to adjust your depth-of-cut properly.
The wood pitch that builds up on the cutterhead can interfere with
After every five hours of running time, brush off your Jointer
thoroughly and vacuum or blow out the space between the infeed and
outfeed tables. Also, clean the built-up pitch from the knives and
cutterhead with a commercial saw
blade cleaner or mineral spirits.
After every 100 hours of running time, scrape out the impacted
wood chips and clean the surfaces where the infeed and outfeed tables
slide together. Again, a commercial saw blade cleaner or mineral
spirits should be used.
have tried these remedies and they didn’t work . . . or if you’re
experiencing difficulties that are not listed here, feel free to
call Shopsmith’s TOLL-FREE Technical Services Hotline (1-800-762-7555)
for the answer or send an e-mail to Shopsmith
unplug machine before making any adjustments or performing any maintenance
Jointer Troubleshooting Chart