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David

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04-13-2016 02:21 AM

I found a CL ad for a Shopsmith Mark V 510. At first I thought it had to be a mistake. However, I called the seller and he confirmed the price….. $200.
Here’s a picture of everything I got for $200.

The best part is that it is basically a new unit. The seller told me his father bought it in the 80s and never fully assembled it. That seems to be true since alot of the parts are still in their sealed bags. The unit has no paint wear or damage at all. Just an even layer of dust. It was stored in a manner that kept it free of rust and any signs of deterioration. And yes… the planer and dust collector was included. I figure I got at least $1500 worth of Shopsmith equipment. I feel like I just found that legendary classic car in the old farmer’s barn, and got it for next to nothing.

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.


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bruc101

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#1 posted 04-13-2016 04:03 AM

You’re a thief is what you are.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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David

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#2 posted 04-13-2016 05:32 AM



You re a thief is what you are.

- bruc101


Not sure if you’re joking. However, I did tell the seller he had a lot more than $200 worth of equipment. He stated that he knew it and priced it to get it out of his living room fast. He was a remodeling contractor and stated that the shopsmith was not suitable for his type of work. I did try to be honest and not take advantage of him. He seemed to not care about the money.

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.

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shipwright

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#3 posted 04-13-2016 06:22 AM

Great score!
This rates a “You Suck!” If anything does.
I have a 510 and I’m sure you will be very happy with it. Keep it lubricated and don’t turn the speed control without the shaft in motion and it will do great things for you.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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SuperCubber

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#4 posted 04-13-2016 01:02 PM

If one day I come across a deal even close to that, I’ll be a happy man! Nice grab!

-- Joe | Spartanburg, SC | "To give anything less than your best is to sacrafice the gift." - Steve Prefontaine

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RobertJenkins

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#5 posted 04-13-2016 01:06 PM

you basically got that one for free…..great piece of equipment there for sure

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bonesbr549

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#6 posted 04-13-2016 04:42 PM

You did well, I tried selling mine for so long and only managed to unload it for 200 seems to be the rate but that was just for the unit no attachemnts. Thats a good deal

Great tool for the small shop, I used one for a few years and it served me well. Loved that DP, but the TS was a royal PIA to adjust and stay in tune.

Good steal! I wish i still had it for the disk sander and horizontal boring.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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David

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#7 posted 04-13-2016 04:54 PM

Thank you all for your replies. I do feel like I got a once in a life time deal.

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.

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#8 posted 04-13-2016 05:00 PM

You re a thief is what you are.

- bruc101

Not sure if you re joking. However, I did tell the seller he had a lot more than $200 worth of equipment. He stated that he knew it and priced it to get it out of his living room fast. He was a remodeling contractor and stated that the shopsmith was not suitable for his type of work. I did try to be honest and not take advantage of him. He seemed to not care about the money.

- David

It was a joke.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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toolie

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#9 posted 04-14-2016 11:39 AM

Hope u enjoy the new tool. I never quite understood the alure of the shopsmith.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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dhazelton

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#10 posted 04-14-2016 12:07 PM

Sounds like they had to close out the estate quickly. Good deal for you – enjoy it.

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#11 posted 04-14-2016 12:45 PM

It’s great to run across a deal like that, and really the thing was worth absolutely nothing if it was just gathering dust. Much better to have it in use.

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David

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#12 posted 04-25-2016 08:28 PM



It s great to run across a deal like that, and really the thing was worth absolutely nothing if it was just gathering dust. Much better to have it in use.

- Mikesawdust

You are very correct. My gloating was cut short by learning that a Shopsmith that sits unused for so many years needs some TLC. The motor cuts off after running for a short time. I’m in the process of determining what parts may be in need of repair. Hopefully it is an inexpensive project.

-- I love my SS Mark V. American made quality.

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shipwright

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#13 posted 04-25-2016 10:54 PM

You should drop in to the ShopSmith forum. There are lots of very knowledgable people there who will be able to diagnose your problems and give you the best fix. These guys know their stuff. ..... Really!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#14 posted 04-25-2016 10:56 PM


It s great to run across a deal like that, and really the thing was worth absolutely nothing if it was just gathering dust. Much better to have it in use.

- Mikesawdust

You are very correct. My gloating was cut short by learning that a Shopsmith that sits unused for so many years needs some TLC. The motor cuts off after running for a short time. I m in the process of determining what parts may be in need of repair. Hopefully it is an inexpensive project.

- David


I have SS, got to this SS forum, all the help and knowledge you can use
http://shopsmith.com/ss_forum/index.php

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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xmastree

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#15 posted 04-26-2016 03:53 AM



You are very correct. My gloating was cut short by learning that a Shopsmith that sits unused for so many years needs some TLC. The motor cuts off after running for a short time. I m in the process of determining what parts may be in need of repair. Hopefully it is an inexpensive project.
You got my attention with that…
What the heck…?
I’ve had my 510 for 25 years now, and it’s going strong. They put quality motors in them, and the only thing I can imagine that could cause that would be a start or run capacitor – sometimes big electrolytic caps go bad if they sit for years. They are cheap to replace.
Please keep us posted on what you find as the cause.

-- Every tree is a Chistmas tree with its gifts hidden inside.

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