1-3, Pg. 4-6, Pg.
7-9, Pg. 10-12, Pg.
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holds three knives. Each knife is held in the cutter-head
by two metal wedges with four locking screws through each
wedge. In all, eight locking screws hold each knife in place.
the knives themselves are wedge-shaped. Each knife is slightly
thicker at the bottom than it is at the top. When properly
seated, the wedges and the knives interlock. Warning: Use
only Shopsmith Planer Knives in your planer. Other brands
of knives are not wedge-shaped and will not seat properly
in the cutterhead. Using off-brands of knives is extremely
dangerous. Check the wedge locking screws immediately if an
unusual noise, vibration, or uneven cuts develop and after
every 10 hours of use.
are also three knife leveling screws under each end and under
the middle of each knife. These screws allow you to adjust
all three knives to precisely the same height without the
need for costly and time consuming match grinding.
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