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Forum topic by docd posted 02-21-2010 11:05 PM 3435 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2010 11:05 PM

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I recently came into possession of a Shopsmith Bryco overarm pin router with a Milwaukee # 5650 router. The pins are missing from the wood platfrom and the router has the collet missing. Does any one know where to get parts ? What is the monetary value of the pin router ?

-- Dr. D. Columbus, ohio

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#1 posted 02-23-2010 07:19 PM

I own one sold by shopsmith, but it’s a newer one with a laminated top. I think my pins are 1/2”’ 3/8”, and 1/4”. Do you have inserts for the table? Mine has inserts with a threaded female insert for the pins. And, a plate so a router can be mounted under the table.
The pins (for mine) are still available from Shopsmith.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 07:14 PM


I have an older version Shopsmith/Bryco which I upgraded to a newer top/system. The old plywood top that came with it but had no inserts. I attempted to find some and had no luck at all, and to this day I have never even seen a clear picture of what they look like. I should also point out there are several versions of these machines.

I updated the top by getting one from ebay, they too are no longer being made. If you were to find a used top and or make one you can still get the screw in pins due to the fact that shopsmith now sells a current version that mounts on the shopsmith and uses the same pins. Some of the parts are are interchangeable, some are not so it depends on what you need.

As far as value it would be anyone’s guess. I’ve seen some old rusted ones go for $35 and some with the over/under table system go for over $400. I’ve also read of people buying incomplete ones only to find they can not get any of the parts they really need to use it… so it might be worth something to those people as just parts???

I have a photo collection of mine here:

If you are into routing and woodworking these are wonderful tools. Not only can you do normal routing you can also do pin routing, a lot of the pin routing that use to be a normal practice in shops was taken over by CNC machines but for us that can’t afford one of those machines can still enjoy pin routing. If I had the room in my shop I’d have two of them…

-- Knight of the Shopsmith

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