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Forum topic by r33tc0w posted 01-31-2017 04:30 AM 354 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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r33tc0w

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01-31-2017 04:30 AM

My boss appears to have gifted me with this piece of equipment that’s been sitting in storage for a number of years but I’ve only taken a peek at it underneath a dirty cover in the attic of our shop. Before he gets a forklift involved to lower it in down to a new life, is there a resource out there that will walk me through getting this thing back into production mode? I have no idea the condition it’s in but I’m told it works outside of sitting dorment for at least 5-10 years.

If I am capable of convincing my wife I have room for this in the garage, it looks like a fairly complicated, costly, piece of machinery to rehab. Do I just take the plunge and see what I’m working with?

-- Matthew 13:53-58


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shipwright

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 04:34 AM

This will give you everything you will ever need to know about the SS mark V.

http://www.shopsmith.com/ss_forum/maintenance-and-repair-f10/everything-mark-5-v-technical-info-documentation-l-t5092.html

Sign up for the forum and ask any questions you have there. Those guys know their stuff.

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

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 03:44 PM

I love my Shopsmith. It works for ma as a very flexible tool to supplement my other tools. I use it as a lathe, pneumatic drum sander, disk sander, horizontal boring and many others. I have not done very much maintenance in many years just a bit of oil per instructions.

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