V and Electricity
March/April 77 (Revised 11/98)
you know, we can never over emphasize safe operating practices,
and Iíve been wanting to share with you some special safety precautions.
all times during use the Shopsmith Mark V should be grounded to
protect the operator from electric shock. Here are some tips for
Shopsmith Mark V cord should always be fitted into a proper grounding
type receptacle. For this reason the Mark V is equipped with an
approved three-conductor cord and a 3-prong grounding type plug.
The green conductor in the cord is the grounding wire and should
never be connected to a live terminal in an outlet box.
only three-wire extension cords which have three-prong grounding
type plugs and three-hole receptacles which accept the toolís plug.
For the safety and well-being of the built-in motor it is always
preferable to have the Mark V connected to an independent line without
extension cords. If it is found necessary to use and extension cord,
it must be of a heavy enough gauge cord to provide the proper current.
For extension cords up to 20 feet, use no less than 14 gauge, three
conductor cord, and for 20-100 feet use no less that 10 gauge three
please remember that the cord and plug should be replaced immediately,
if they become damaged. Letís all practice these additional safety
measures for more enjoyable woodworking.