Hello, Freinds I’ve been doing alot of research and browsing on the net about the Shopsmith version of the Joint-Matic and found very little positive feed back on their version of this machine. Shopsmith made a number of changes to this machine to eliminate weight and cost on the production that were crushall to the machines performance. This I am sure of. I have been studing the original blueprints on this machie for years now and since my father were the orginal inventor of the Strong Tool Design Joint-Matic, I know about everything they are to know about this machine. The original replica, along with a few improvements, as well s replacement parts will soon be available. Please pass this message along to fellow woodworkers, and any questoins or commets about this product feel free to email.