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understand and follow all safety and operating instructions
in the Owners Manuals that came with the Biscuit Joiner and
with the MARK V on which it is mounted.
safety goggles, safety glasses with side shields or a full
long hair under a hat or tie it up. Do not wear ties, gloves,
jewelry or loose cloth-ing. Roll sleeves up above your elbows.
Wear non-slip footwear.
mounting the biscuit joiner on the Shopsmith MARK V, turn
on the MARK V and set the speed dial to SLOW. Then turn
off and unplug the machine before proceeding.
mounting the biscuit joiner on the MARK V, be certain all
locking screws are tightened securely before turning on
sure the blade is mounted in the biscuit joiner with the
teeth pointing in the direction of the arrows on top the
housing. Installing the blade backwards will result in kick-backs
a dust collection system to the biscuit joiner dust chute
or wear a dust mask.
not allow anyone to stand directly in front of the opening
of the dust chute.
the workpiece slowly into the blade--never force it. Feeding
stock too rapidly could cause kickbacks.
not stand directly in-line with the workpiece being fed.
In the event of a kickback, you will be hit.
not rest fingers in the miter gauge slots where they could
be trapped and pinched by kicked back stock.
use the push block in your right hand to feed stock into
the blade. This is especially important when working with
your miter gauge and/or rip fence as a stop when working
with stock less than 6" long or wide.
be certain the pins protrude from the guide before beginning
operations. Failure to do this could result in the workpiece
being grabbed and thrown by the rotating blade.
for chatter and signs of looseness at start-up. If you hear,
see or suspect problems, turn off the power and unplug the
machine immediately. Correct any problems before proceeding.
use the biscuit joiner for jobs it is not intended to perform
such as sawing, grooving, etc.
exceed speed setting T on the MARK V's speed
dial for biscuit joiner operations.
Never attempt to use the biscuit joiner on stock less than
Never operate the biscuit joiner without the housing and
guard in position.
keep the blade clean and sharp.
only Shopsmith blades and parts for your biscuit joiner.
Using non-Shopsmith blades or parts will create a hazardous
condition and will void your warranty.
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