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#1 posted 09-10-2009 07:49 PM

I recently sold a substantial shopsmith setup after using it for about a year. It can produce fine work, if you have the patience and the time for the setup. I sold mine due to time restraints. When I go to the shop, I want to work for whatever time I have (sometimes only 30min), not worry about setting every thing up to make a cut, and then be out of time. For what I sold my setup for, I bought a Ridgid TS (far superior to the shopsmith), Drill press, sander, 2 freud blades, and paid for half of the RAS I now have. Even in the tight space I’m in (one car garage basically) these multiple tools are much less frustrating to use and more effecient. Most of the prices on CL seem high to me, considering what you can pick up dedicated machines for. W/ the sale at home depot on currently, you should be able to get the 4511 table saw, DP, Oscillating sander, and a bandsaw for about 1100-1200, which is better deal to me…

Just my .02

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