I just got one (a minor gloat - for free). It's a bit rusted but nothing that bad that hasn't cleaned up with some Boshield, but the head is a bit more rusty than what I can do without taking it off the machine.
I downloaded the manual and instruction guide from the OldWoodworking Machine site and it was helpful to understand the mechanics. However, I be interested to know people's experience in taking the cutting off and reseating it. It is an easy or difficult job? What should I watch for?
Also, the out table has a hole in it and since the fence sort of swings from a pivot point on the in table, I thought there might be a hold down or bolt that held the table steady. The manual and parts diagram doesn't show that. Perhaps there's some maintenance to be done on the fence to prevent it from swinging? Or is that just how it runs?
Thanks in advance.