Used Shopsmith with Bandsaw and Jointer

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Forum topic by Mark Smith posted 01-15-2013 08:47 PM 1683 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Smith

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01-15-2013 08:47 PM

A few weeks back I picked up a used Shopsmith at an auction site. It came with a bandsaw and jointer and is in decent shape. It appears to be an 80’s model. Anyway I only bought it because the opening bid was $100 and nobody else bid. So I’m into it for $110 which includes the auction house fee. There is something wrong with the motor, but I don’t know what. When you plug it in the motor runs, but something is bogging it down. It could be as simple as just needing a new drive belt, or it could be something more complex.

Anyway, I intended to buy it and fix it up and then resell it, but now that I have it I lost interest in doing that and I have some other business ventures I’m working on. So I’d like to get this thing out of my shop. So if somebody is interested in it, for $110 it’s all yours. All I’m asking is what I have into it and that you come pick it up. If you want me to ship it I can do that, but you would have pay shipping and packaging charges and I’m sure that would be expensive.

My shop is in Tracy, CA. Let me know if anybody on here is interested and I’ll go take some photos and post them. The bandsaw and jointer attachments are worth over $100 each alone, but I don’t want to part the thing out so it’s an all or nothing deal.

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 08:57 PM

Heckuva deal!
I wish I weren’t so far away. I think I know how to fix it

-- 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 01-15-2013 09:08 PM

You think it’s just the drive belt? It turns on and starts to spin but the speed won’t adjust. It also blew my circuit breaker within just a few seconds, but it was in a 15 amp outlet. I haven’t tried it in one of my 20 amp outlets. I just decided I didn’t want to mess with it so if I can get rid of it for what I have into then it’s gone. Otherwise I’ll keep it around until I have time to mess with it.

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 10:10 PM

It very well could be the gilmer belt.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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