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ISSUE ARCHIVES

NOV/DEC 2000
Volume 43 /  Issue 2

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Grandfather Clock, Part 2
Toy Crane
Chess Set

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners

Academy Notes
Six easy steps to squaring a board
 
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You
 
Service Pointers
 
Safety Tips
Dust Collection ­ It Shouldn’t be an Option!

SURF’S UP
Three New Accessories for Your MARK V
Specials & Online Catalog
Links Worth Visiting
Find A Shopsmith
MARK V Demo Near You

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Service
Methods &
Tips

SERVICE POINTERS!
The MARK V Rip Fence -- A Prime Key to an Accurate Project

The Rip Fence is a very important part of your Shopsmith MARK V (or any table saw, for that matter).  If you drop it, hit it, bang it around or place excessive pressure on it during use, it can and will get out of line. 
 
To check for proper alignment, place the Fence next to the miter gauge slot on your MARK V Table and tighten the locking handle(s). It should be parallel to the slot when clamped to the table.  If it isn’t, it probably needs adjustment.
 
Do be aware, however, that sometimes, it’s the main worktable or extension table that’s out of alignment and NOT the fence. Always check the table alignment first if you’re having problems. One way to do this is to gently slide the table against the sanding disc to check to see if the edge of the table is parallel to the disc. If not, some adjustment is required before proceeding.

Troubleshooting Table . . .