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#1 posted 11-02-2012 03:04 AM

If you just want to make small pieces like boxes and gift
type items, a Shopsmith is adequate.

If you are looking to do casework, you’ll need something
else to cut out sheet goods and square large panels. The
Shopsmith table saw has design features that make it
awkward for working on wood parts that weigh more than
a few pounds.

So… it really depends on what you want to do. A shopsmith
won’t serve especially well in building cabinets and bookshelves
but for making chairs and other open-framed mortise and tenon
furniture it’s a serviceable joinery and turning machine.

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