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.
NOTE: Clean all parts to be lubricated before lubricating
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 second of three parts
on what we suggest:
& Waxing The MARK V:
all of your MARK V's bearings are shielded and permanently
lubricated (requiring no lubrication), several other parts
of your machine do require periodic lubrication. Here's a
to be lubricated
/ Operating Time
non-detergent motor oil
NOTE: In all cases, the only wax that should
be used is a high-quality Furniture PASTE Wax.
application, wax should always be buffed-out, since
accumulations of un-buffed wax can attract dust and impede
items in table below to be waxed every 5 hours of operating
to be waxed
& Extension Table surfaces; Miter Gauge Bar & Table slots;
& Extension Table Support Tubes; Table Tube mounting holes
in Carriage, Headrest & Base Arm; Rip Fence faces; Bench
& Extension Table Support Tubes
waxing, brush Tubes to remove all residue from the Racks
prior to re-assembly.
the Quill as far as it will go, lock it in place, THEN
wax it. Then brush Rack with stiff brush to remove all
Don't slide the Headstock or Carriage over recently applied
wax prior to buffing. Wax could accumulate inside Headstock/Carriage
and impede movement.
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, call our TOLL-FREE
Technical Services Hotline at 1-800-762-7555 for assistance.