the MARK V
April/May 76 (Revised 7/99)
those of you who have Mark V's manufactured before 1955, serial
#312507 and smaller, do not follow the oiling instructions in the
new Owner's Manual. Pre 1955 models do not have an access hole behind
the nameplate. If you try to remove it as stated in the new Owner's
Manual, you'll probably break it. To oil the intermediate shaft,
remove the belt cover and oil it from the side with a piece of wire
dipped in oil. Procedures of oiling the motor are the same from
all Mark V's.
to the many letters we have received, I would like to supplement
the oiling instructions in the Mark V Owner's Manual. The Owner's
Manual says when oiling the motor shaft, pry off the plug button
located on the belt cover. This is to expose the oil hole located
on the motor sheave. Using this procedure, it's very difficult at
times to locate the oiling hole without having X-ray vision.
you have the problem, the procedure to oil the motor shaft is as
oiling, turn off and unplug your machine.
the speed dial up to "Rout-Shape" range.
both screws located on either side of the belt cover and take
off the belt cover. With the belt cover off, the entire motor
shaft assembly is visible.
the oiling hole - it's located at the base of the moveable sheave,
underneath the spring. A screw driver can be used to pry apart
the spring coils two of 3 coils from the sheave. With the coils
separated, the oil hole will be clearly visible.
a wire or slender stick in a good light weight oil and allow three
or four drops to drip into the exposed hole.
the belt cover and mount your 12" Sanding Disk to the main spindle.
the Disc by hand as you Gently turn the Speed dial down to the
in your unit, turn on and run the machine through its entire speed
range a few times.