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Forum topic by Jerry posted 03-30-2014 08:33 PM 3834 views 1 time favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-30-2014 08:33 PM

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For all of you Shopsmith owners, I found this great PDF file that goes through all the steps necessary to make your Shopsmith perfectly aligned and how to perform all the maintenance necessary to keep it like new.

http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/manuals/help_kit_manual.pdf

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#1 posted 03-31-2014 02:20 PM

Thanks Jerry

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#2 posted 03-31-2014 08:30 PM

jumbojack: No worries my friend. You too have doubtless been stung by the Shopsmith misalignment elf at one time or another. I spent the better part of yesterday going through all the steps for leveling and squaring the table and miter slots – up to adjusting the glides on the miter gauge, which, by the way, I didn’t even know were there until I read about it. I had been having a devil of a time with side to side slop on my miter gauge, and came to find out that worn glides were the culprit.

Mine were worn down to the metal, and could not be turned to readjust them—I guess somebody glued them in there, so I went to Ace and bought two 5/16” x 18 nylon bolts, ground off the heads and slotted them for a screwdriver with my Dremel tool. I had to drill out the old glides. Once the new ones were in and adjusted, I also had to put a drop of super glue to hold them in place, as the fit was not very tight and I was sure they would rapidly unscrew themselves with the vibration of the motor.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://geraldlhunsucker.com/

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