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STEP 2: ASSEMBLING THE SHAPER COMPONENTS YOU WILL NEED TO GET STARTED

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Step 1

Using your 5/32" Allen wrench, remove your sawing table insert and replace it with the shaper/router table insert. Then replace the insert setscrews and tighten with your 5/32" Allen wrench. NOTE: If the dust collection chute is attached to the bottom of the insert, remove it prior to attaching the insert to the worktable. play video

Install Shaper Table Insert

Install Shaper Table Insert

Step 2

Slide the carriage all the way to the left on the way tubes so it is up against the headstock and secure the carriage lock handle. play video

Position Carriage

Position Carriage

Step 3

Position worktable surface just above the top of the headstock and tighten the table height lock. play video

Adjust Table Height

Adjust Table Height

Step 4

Loosen the table tilt lock, tilt the Table 90° to the left and tighten the table tilt lock. play video

Tilt Table 90 Degrees

Tilt Table 90 Degrees

Step 5

Use your 5/32" Allen wrench to remove the plastic tie bar guard that is attached to the tie bar underneath the worktable. NOTE: This guard is provided for table sawing operations and is therefore unnecessary for use during under-table shaping. play video

Remove Tie Bar Guard

Remove Tie Bar Guard

Step 6

Remove the worktable from the carriage by loosening the table height Lock and lifting the table straight up, as shown. Rotate the Table 180", so its surface faces the opposite direction and remount it into the carriage by placing the table support tubes into the carriage mounting holes. NOTE: If the table doesn't slip into the carriage easily, gently rock it front-to-back until the support tube racks engage the pinions and the tubes drop into the carriage holes. play video

Remove Table and Rotate

Remove Table and Rotate 180°

Step 7

Slide the carriage toward the headstock until it butts up against the rubber spacer next to the headstock, then secure the carriage lock. Double-check the headstock, carriage, table height and table tilt locks to be certain they are securely tightened. play video

Position Carriage and Check Locks

Position Carriage and Check Locks

Step 8

Loosen the base arm knob on the base mount at the right end of the way tubes. play video

Step 9

Grasp the way tubes (close to the right-hand base mount) with both hands and raise the MARK 7 into inverted vertical position. Be sure the arm lock knob is loose before raising. Tighten the locking knob on the base mount, then attempt to rock the way tubes side-to-side. If the way tubes move, re-tighten the locking knob to take any play out of the base pivot and keep the machine from wobbling. play video

Raise Into Vertical Position

Raise Into Vertical Position

Step 10

Position the quill feed handle as shown for maximum quill extension. play video

Position Quill Feed Handle

Position Quill Feed Handle

Step 11

Loosen the quill feed lock and the table height lock. With one hand, turn the quill feed handle to raise the quill spindle up through the hole in the shaper table insert. At the same time, with the other hand, use the table height crank handle to move the worktable in-and-out until the quill spindle is centered in the hole of the shaper table insert. Secure the table height lock and quill lock, being certain that the shaper arbor quill spindle is above the worktable surface. play video

Center Quill Spindle

Center Quill Spindle

Step 12

Using an 11/16" wrench and a 1" wrench, remove the hex nut and rub collars on the end of the shaper arbor. For illustration purposes, we'll be using the bead & quarter-round cutter in our operational steps which follow. First, slip the 1-1/2" rub collar back onto the arbor, followed by the bead & quarter-round cutter.

WARNING: For this example, the cutter will rotate counter-clockwise as seen from the top. The cutter MUST be installed so the flat, cutting surface is facing to the right. The stock must be fed from right-to-left, AGAINST the rotation of the cutter. play video

Remove Hex Nut

Remove Hex Nut

Install Shaper Cutter

Install Shaper Cutter

Step 13

Install the 1" Rub Collar onto the arbor and on top of your cutter, followed by the tongue washer with its tongue in the arbor's slot.

Finally, thread the hex nut back onto the end of the arbor and tighten, using two wrenches. play video

Install Tongue Washer

Tighten Arbor Nut

Tighten Arbor Nut

Tighten Arbor Nut

Step 14

Slip the arbor with cutter and rub collars onto the spindle. Use your 5/32" arbor wrench to SECURELY tighten the setscrew against the flat of the spindle. play video

Install Arbor On Quill Spindle

Install Arbor On Quill Spindle

Step 15

Thread the shaper guide pins into the holes on the table insert and tighten both with a screwdriver. This will allow you to move your workpiece from your right to your left, into the rotation of the cutter. play video

Install Guide Pin

Install Guide Pin

Step 16

Attach the shaper guard assembly to the worktable by sliding the T-Nut that's attached to the guard post into the worktable's miter gauge T-slot that's closest to the carriage. Tighten the guard post by inserting your 5/32" Allen wrench through the small hole on the top of the post and twisting the post clockwise.

NOTE: Slide the T-Nut into the slot from the OUTFEED side of the cutter/worktable and be certain that it's positioned so the guard's shield fits over BOTH pins in the table insert with its bottom edge 1/8" above the workpiece.

Finally, lower the shield brush assembly so that it's 1/8" above the worktable surface, then insert the end of a 2-1/2" dust collection hose into the port on the top of the guard. play video

Install Shaper Guard

Install Shaper Guard

See How Simple That Was!

Now that you've located and assembled the components you'll need for shaping, CLICK HERE to make an under-table shaping cut.

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