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User guide for 555471 Planer / Jointer Knife Sharpener

#271785 by kablerj » Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:02 am

I purchased a used Shopsmith planer several years ago. I don't use it that often, and it is just now needing the knives sharpened. I received the 555471 Planer / Jointer Knife Sharpener and conical disc with the planer. But, there was no instructions on how to use the 555471. Can someone please point me to a link to download these instructions, or a video showing how to use it. Thank you.

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Insert one planer knife or three jointer knives fully and secure the three clamps.

Adjust the table for the grind angle desired(if different from 'normal' table setting).

Install rip fence on table at approximately the distance needed.

Advance/adjust the quill for grind feed. A minimal grind is desired to minimize heat buildup and material removal.

Slowly slide knife holder past contact line of conical disk while insuring contact against the table and the fence.


Be careful to not contact spinning disk.

Paraphrased, but that is essentially 'it'.

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I assume you use the 150 grit. Do you follow with a finer grit? If so, where do you get it? Shopsmith doesn't offer any finer grit.

To keep the factory angle (looks to be 45) do you keep the table at zero, or 4 degrees as when sanding?

Looks like you could nick a knuckle if you're not careful.

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Hello from Somerset in the beautiful Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands.

Mark 7, Mark VII, Mark V 520, Mark V 510 x 2, Mark V 500
SPT's - Band Saw, Jig Saw, Belt Sander, Jointer, strip sander, Oscillating Sander, Speed Increaser
SS Freestanding - Pro Planer, Scroll Saw, Overarm Pin Router, Power Station, DC3000 x 2
Made for SS - Incra iBox, Ring Master

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I think 150 grit is fine enough for grinding. They CAN be honed after grinding.

Grind angle varies with intended type of wood to be planed.

BTW the conical disk is closer to 3° than 4°.

IIRC setting the table at '90' yields about a 42° grind angle.

One caveat, make sure the blades are fully inserted correctly into the holder.

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Re: User guide for 555471 Planer / Jointer Knife Sharpener

#271808 by chapmanruss » Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:55 pm

Following the instructions JPG has already given you. Leave the table set at 90 degrees as per the instructions. Use very light passes and once should be enough unless you have nicks in the blades or are changing the angle. For more than one pass advance the Quill slightly.

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Russ

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Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.

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chapmanruss wrote:Following the instructions JPG has already given you. Leave the table set at 90 degrees as per the instructions. Use very light passes and once should be enough unless you have nicks in the blades or are changing the angle. For more than one pass advance the Quill slightly.

VERY slightly!

I also suggest an additional pass with NO adjustment.

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If you still want the manual, I scanned mine for the Planer/Jointer Knife Sharpening Jig and it is at the link below:

SharpeningJig_555471-compressed.pdf
(2.05 MiB) Downloaded 45 times

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OH YEAH lowering the table also deepens the grind. I fergit that!

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Re: User guide for 555471 Planer / Jointer Knife Sharpener

#271857 by chapmanruss » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:14 pm

The Adjustable Stop Collar is a good accessory to use if you want to use lowering the table for additional passes. It will give better control over the depth of the grind than advancing the Quill. It works on both the Main and the Extension Tables. See it at the link below.

https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/catalog/swd_adjustablestopcollar.htm

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Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.

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