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Forum topic by 3285jeff posted 10-13-2014 02:43 PM 833 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-13-2014 02:43 PM

Im trying to get back into using the shopsmith and i thought about using it to make some signs using a v groove router bit in the drill press,,,can anyone help or give their option of this,,,,

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#1 posted 10-13-2014 02:51 PM

In my 40 years of using Shopsmiths I’ve found that it won’t turn the bit fast enough. But, I’ve never tried a v groove bit.
The new DC power head, The Power Pro, is capable of turning fast enough, though. Good excuse to
upgrade. :-)
I use the over arm router. Cheaper than a Power Pro.

-- 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 10-13-2014 03:33 PM

Check out this post.
You can use the drill press as the pin end of a pin router system and a trim router as the cutter end. I use my old 10ER for it and it works very well.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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