shopsmith m5990 planer

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Forum topic by montyburns posted 01-26-2017 05:07 PM 1482 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-26-2017 05:07 PM

hey guys! first post!

i found a shopsmith m5990 planer on craigslist for a pretty decent price, and i need a planer!

the seller says that he cant turn it on because he doesnt have the shopsmith setup…

i get what he thinks hes saying, but from my little research, the m5990 doesnt need the whole shopsmith shebangbang, right? its a separate piece, right?

any thoughts on this planer? what would you guys pay if it was in good, working order?


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#1 posted 01-27-2017 02:58 AM

monty, this might answer your question. larry

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#2 posted 01-27-2017 03:36 AM

Pretty sure the SS 505990 is the planer that gets power from the SS Mark V unit. The Shopsmith Pro version is the stand alone unit.

I have the stand alone version and it’s a beast of a machine. A comprehensive LJ review can be found here.

I think it’s possible to modify the other unit by adding a motor but obviously this would maybe make the deal less appealing.

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