New SawSmith Owner
- I have owned and used Shopsmiths for years, and I have been lurking
here because of an interest in the Sawsmith. Yesterday, I went and
looked at one and could not leave without putting it in the back of
my truck. Unfortunately, the original documentation was gone but it,
otherwise, seems pretty complete. It is missing the anti-kickback
bar or whatever it is called.
It came with the add-a-tool bracket, a bunch of pulleys, bandsaw,
belt sander and compressor. Additionally, it has a few Sawsmith
arbors, and both arbor nuts for the output shafts. I was surprised
to see a shaper cutter and some rub collars - no shaper arbor.
The speed knob had no affect on the machine's speed. A little lube
and excercise freed up the sheaves and now it changes speeds. I
still haven't been able to figure out how to rotate the headstock on
the arm. I freed up the release pin, but it is still no go.
Is there anything I should be wary of? The switch seems a little
flakey, can these be cleaned up? Amazingly, I do have the key to the
switch and the key to door on the cabinet.
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Sawsmith s/n715497 in San Diego