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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.
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Service
Methods &
Tips

SERVICE POINTERS!
Jointer Service Pointers

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 knife adjustments.

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.
 
If you 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 Technical Support.

WARNING: Always unplug machine before making any adjustments or performing any maintenance procedures.

Shopsmith Jointer Troubleshooting Chart