shopsmith mack v 10 er

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Blog entry by patty posted 11-07-2014 12:11 AM 1140 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I brought my shopsmith 10er home yesterday. I am excited to use it but first I need to clean it up. I don’t know how to get the rust of of it especially the rails I also am not sure what size blades the bandsaw takes. I need to service it because the guy I got it from says he had not used it in 10 years. Then u have to figure out how yo use it. I am ready

-- Patty Schenewerk ,

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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 11-07-2014 12:28 AM

Patty—If I recall correctly, the Shopsmith bandsaw blades are 92”

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#2 posted 11-07-2014 02:12 AM

Patty, congratulations on your Shop Smith. You will love it after you learn about it. Be careful with the table saw, it is up higher than most saws and the blade is exposed. I believe my ss takes a 10 inch blade. Always learn to tighten twice ALL tighteners, saw table, the drill press arm thingy, that goes in and out. A great lathe. As far as rust, here is a site about rust:

It is just as important to treat your metal after you get the rust off of it to keep it from rusting. There are lots of web sites about people who have redone their shop smiths, I believe some on Lumberjocks. Check it out.

How about some pictures?


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#3 posted 11-07-2014 03:35 AM

Congrats, clean it up and then make some sawdust. The table saw surface area is not very large, so when you move a piece off the table saw and plae it somewhere else, keep in mind where your hands with the exposed blade

-- Norman

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#4 posted 11-07-2014 03:16 PM

I like to use phosphoric acid based rust killers (H3PO4) in my tools

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