MARK V Cleaning Tips
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MARK V Pinion Gears
gears on the Mark V that drive the saw table up and down are
made of copper and iron. Running on steel back teeth, they
need no lubricant. However, after some use, sawdust builds
up and collects in the rack and pinion teeth. This can cause
the pinion gears to strip off these teeth – so the sawdust
has to be cleaned out periodically.
the rack and pinions, use a stiff bristle brush. Removing
the pinions to clean is easy:
remove the saw table assembly from the carriage. Then remove
the table height locking handles, washer, and lever assembly.
Slide the square pinion shaft out the rear of the carriage
and each pinion will slide out, one to the front and one to
the rear. Don’t worry about getting them mixed; they’re identical.
just reverse the procedure. This whole cleaning process takes
5 minutes and should be done whenever stiffness develops in
raising or lowering the table – or you may strip off the teeth!
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