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Forum topic by TheDoorman2 posted 12-05-2013 10:33 PM 916 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-05-2013 10:33 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shopsmith lathe router drill press blade tablesaw sander jointer refurbishing finishing turning shaping milling carving joining sanding sharpening woodburning

Hi. Im Richard, The Doorman. Im a newbie to yalls site here. In my profession i am The Doorman. Its my one man door service, repair, and replace company. I am a carpenter of sorts but not to the degree alot of yall are. I am not in the production/ craftsman side of this industry i just fit em or fix em. Thats enough about me. My purpose for the post is to see if i may gather some information and opinions as to if its a worthy purchase. Found a 1956 Shopsmith online locally for $100.00. Just wanted some thoughts on if its worth the investment. Its said its in good running order. I have not much knowledve on this kind of machine. Ive only run across a couple, but have never usex one. Thank yall in advance if ya have a sec to help.

-- The Doorman, Mesquite, TX.

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 10:36 PM

Go look at it … unless it has been completely trashed, I don’t see how you could go wrong at $100.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 11:42 PM

as the owner of a 1955 SS, I say yes.

Here’s a video from SS on what to look for when checking out a SS

You can also come check out the shopsmith forum. Tons of learned users there willing to offer friendly advice and assistance on all things SS

-- - Terry

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#3 posted 12-06-2013 08:43 PM

I agree with TheDane. The worst which could happen is you are out $100.

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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