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Posted on New here and need help identifying Shopsmith

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 03:17 AM

I have two things for you, good news and bad news.

Good news: I own a 10 ER and was able to do almost all the critical operations to build one of my best projects with it.

Bad news: The one you are looking at is what the ShopSmith boys call a “shorty”. It has been shortened by cutting the way tubes down. Compare the photo to mine in the link above.
This will detrimentally affect it’s operation as a lathe and as a drill press. Too bad because a regular 10 ER is excellent in both those modes.

Bottom line: If you want a drill press and a lathe, a cheap 10ER (they stopped making them in 1953) will be a great asset…. but not this one.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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