your MARK V for optimal performance
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Many of the operations covered in the 3-part MARK V
Tune-Up Series cannot be adequately explained in this
e-mail - or require a number of photos and/or illustrations
for a thorough understanding.
that reason, we recommend that you refer to the Maintenance
section of your MARK V Owner's Manual for a full explanation.
If you don't have an Owner's Manual, contact Customer
Services TOLL-FREE at 1-800-543-7586 to
order a copy.
occasional cleaning and lubrication, the Shopsmith MARK V
is a practically maintenance-free machine. However, to maintain
its optimal performance, a few very simple procedures are
required from time-to-time. Here's the first of three parts
on what we suggest:
The MARK V
you know, woodworking creates loads of fine dust and debris
that can get into every nook-and-cranny. As you also realize,
dust is an extremely efficient collector of moisture...which
Woodworking creates dust...which collects moisture... which
creates rust...which DESTROYS machinery!
solution to this dilemma is...quite simply...
Keep ALL of your machinery CLEAN!
just common sense that the cleaner you keep your machinery,
the more efficiently it will perform for you - and the longer
it will last. So, spend a little time NOW and save big problems
later. Here's what we suggest.
Every time you finish using your MARK V for the day:
an air compressor to blow the dust off .... or a shop
vacuum (or Dust Collector) to remove the dust from all
dust from inside of Dust Chutes
an Abrasive Cleaning Stick to clean your Sandpaper Discs
Remove any heavy pitch or resin build-up from Blades,
Bits or Cutters so they're ready to go to work the next
time you need them
five hours of running time (or monthly):
the Belt Cover and blow out the interior of the Headstock
Miter Gauge slots & underneath Table Insert
the Quill Racks (inside & outside of Headstock)
Table and clean Table Post Racks
grease or grime from Way Tubes with mineral spirits
If you're having problems with your Shopsmith MARK V, start
by referring to the Troubleshooting Chart in your Owner's
Manual. If you are unable to find the solution to your problem
there...or of you don't have an Owner's Manual, please feel
free to call our TOLL-FREE Technical Services Hotline
at 1-800-762-7555 for assistance.