SUGGESTIONS ON THE ADJUSTMENT AND USE

OF
5500 and 5700 Series
ARMSTRONG SHAPERS
for
BAND, GANG or CIRCULAR SAWS
SELECT THE PROPER TOOTH STOP FOR THE GAUGE OF THE SAW
SEE TABLE
Gauge of Saw Tooth Stop Part No.
22 (or lighter) 23 - 18 5708
19 - 21 21 - 16 5707
15 - 18 18 - 13 5706
13 - 14 14 - 9 5705
11  - 12 12 - 7 5704
 
NOTE: If a desirable finished tooth is available on the saw, all set-ups and adjustments may be made on it.

 

SET SIDE DIES
Side dies adjusted direction of arrow when new.

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ADJUST HINGES AND SIDE DIES
Both ends of side dies should be centered with the slot in shaper head.

Adjust side dies to contact saw, and tighten hinges so shaper moves freely on saw.

Side dies contacting sides of saw act as a guide to maintain equal bevel, each side of tooth.

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ADJUST CLAMP SCREW
Place shaper on saw as shown.

Adjust clamp screws evenly so side dies contact saw tightly at clamp screw end with handle at closed position.

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FINAL ADJUSTMENT - To be made by tooth stop
Locate tooth stop in center slot.

If minimum tooth point cannot be obtained by adjusting tooth stop, adjust side toward tooth stop.

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SUMMARY OF ADJUSTMENTS
Clamp screws
Clamp screws adjust to required gauge of saw.
Side Dies
Side dies adjust to even the ends and also to compensate for grinding the dies when they become worn.
Tooth Stop
Tooth stop adjusts to required gauge of tooth point.
OPERATING SUGGESTIONS
FOR 5700BA - ARMSTRONG AIR-DRIVEN SHAPER
1/4" air hose is used (same as used at service stations).

Suggested operating air pressure: 80 lbs. maximum -- 60 lbs. minimum.

We suggest the use of an air regulator and gauge to control the pressure, in addition to the usual shut-off valve in the air line -- the reason being that it is not possible to control the pressure with the shut-off valve, as it merely restricts the flow and the pressure remains the same.

Regulator and gauge should be placed in the air line near the operation, but not attached to the shaper due to the weight.

Use of the lubricator supplied with each shaper is recommended to keep the valve and cylinder well lubricated.

Speed of cylinder stroke can be controlled by two screws located on the side of valve directly below operator's finger tips when hand is on valve handle and trigger.

Shaper adjustments are the same as those required on an Armstrong 5700 Series Hand Shaper.

CAUTION:  MAKE SETTINGS ON CLAMP SCREWS WITH CLAMP LEVER IN CLOSED POSITION (LEVER CLOSE TO CYLINDER) TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO TOOTH STOP.

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