So I have a shopsmtih 10e that I restored last year and it has been a great tool. Until
this weekend I was very happy with it. Mine is setup with the speed changer and
the top belt gaurd. While working with the tool my sleeve got snagged into the
belt. Not really a big deal, it just flipped through the speed changer and out
the other side, broke a few buttons and tore the material. At least that was
what I thought until I started thinking about my little ones in the shop. My
daughter really wants to be in the shop and doing some work and all I can think
of is “what if that was her hand, hair whatever”.
So anyways, I am thinking of switching to one of the MARK series shopsmiths
because they seam a little safer. Since all I know about a shopsmith is realated
to the 10e I thought I’d ask you all. Are the MARKs safer or rather harder to
hurt your self on? If they are, is there a particular series I should be going
after? I plan to look for one cheap and restore it, so new is out of the
question. Any guidence, opinions, etc would be helpful.
Oh and yes, I know I was not being as attentive as I should have been and I know
I shouldn’t have had the loose sleeves on when using it.
-- Jon In Sunny California