MARK V Cleaning Tips
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MARK V Headstock
how long youíve owned your Mark V, it needs a little tender
loving care after every 10 hours of operation. This will guarantee
trouble-free woodworking year after year.
Mark V up to high speed, turn off and unplug it. Remove the
screws holding the belt cover and slide it away from the headstock.
Also remove the nameplate with a screwdriver. (This plate
canít be removed on 1953 and 1954 models drop the motor instead.)
the sawdust out of the headstock with an air compressor, vacuum
cleaner, or tire pump. Check the belts for wear, then lubricate
the motor shaft and sheave with two drops of 3-in-1 oil. To
make it easier to see the oil hole in the motor sheave, separate
the spring loops, two turns from the sheave, with a screwdriver.
Turn the spindle until the hole in the control sheave can
be seen and put two drops of oil in it. Replace the nameplate
and the cover.
stress the importance of this service enough. Cleaning out
the sawdust periodically will prevent your bearings from drying
out. Oiling prevents damage to the speed changer. If you have
trouble changing the speed, or your machine sounds a little
noisy, the time to do this maintenance is now.
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