|Forum topic by scottz||posted 11-14-2008 11:27 PM||1024 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
11-14-2008 11:27 PM
I’ve searched the web, ebay and LJs and there seems to be a very wide range in pricing for Shopsmith ERs. Some of you lucky guys even found them for free!
There is an E advertised locally on craigslist for $250. From the photo, it definitely isn’t mint, but it looks like it wouldn’t require an immediate restoration. Is this a reasonable price?
I’m not familar with these machines and would use it primarily as a dedicated drill press. The cast iron construction and two post design make me think it’s a better foundation than any new machine I’d get for a similar price.
So, should I consider one at this price?
Lastly, if I do go look at it, are they any common problems I should look for with these things?