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14 years 1 month ago #555 by Terry m
Terry m created the topic: mark vii ??S
Hello I have a mark v. And I whould like to know more about the markvii. Motor hp, how well the dust colecter works,The table size and why is there two blade cut outs in it? Will the power head and table work on the mark v frame?looking for bigger table,power,and dust colector up grade.My mark v will boag and burn 3/4 hardwood plywood with a new 40 tooth carbite blade. If I cut 45.I had the mortor rebuilt with new bearing,new belts, And it still boags and burns. I love this tool but I dont like this.Longer table for ripping if the table is longer I will need the fence for it but will my miter gage work on the mark vii table? And the mark vii runs forward and backwards? Is the quil the same size? GREAT FORUM HOPE IT PICK UP MORE! I go on everyday but I dont see new post? THANK YOU Terry M

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14 years 1 month ago #559 by admin
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Terry
I am still learning my Mark VII but I will tell you what I know. HP I don't know right off. The dust collector works pretty good I have had to make some custom items to catch the dust because who knows where that stuff ended up over the years. I have not seen a Mark V in person so I don't know the comparison on the table size. For me the table has been small quite a few times. I have had issues at times with it bogging down when cutting thick stock but I usually take that into account. The forwards and backward is cool and I have used it several times.

Maybe some one with more experience will provide us with some answers you your other questions as I want to know some of them as well.

Dylan

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13 years 5 months ago #1306 by Mike Pero
Mike Pero replied the topic: Mark VII ?
Terry,

I have a Mark VII and use it pretty often. It has a 21" Deep by 14" wide main table. It has a 13 amp. motor...I recenly had mine rebuilt (expensive but worth it). The 13 amp motor would equate to 2HP but you have to knock that number down by an efficiency factor (not sure what it is for this motor). I use the second saw cutout if I need/want more table support to the right of the blade (rip/crosscut) without needing to use the extension table. Most stuff is interchangeable between the Mark V and VII -- except the newer Mark V mitre gauges have a washer attached to the bar so that it can use a "T" slot. I have a newer SS miter guage in addition to the old M VII one. I removed the Washer on the newer one and it works fine.

Your problem sounds more like an alignment/stock feeding problem. Either your miter slots or table might not be truly square to the blade. Otherwise you might be feeding the stock too slow. My Mark VII will bog down in 2" thick material, but never has it bogged down on 3/4" material.

My advice, though, would be to stick with the Mark V -- you can get parts for it (unlike some critical parts in the Mark VII, like the speed control).

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