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12-17-2014 03:55 PM

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I saw this online and though other tool nuts would like to see it too. I thought I was well versed on most tools but this is a new one me.

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#1 posted 12-17-2014 04:07 PM

That’s an interesting concept, Jim. Might be quite useful, too.
My multi tools are Shopsmiths. The last one only cost me $400, including shipping.

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#2 posted 12-17-2014 04:11 PM

According to the info in on CL they only made 5000 of these units ,it must have been some time ago.

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#3 posted 12-17-2014 04:49 PM

Betcha that machine is built like a tank. Sure does look solid.


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#4 posted 12-17-2014 04:51 PM

It sure looks like it Bill,that’s another clue that it wasn’t made in recent years.

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#5 posted 12-17-2014 10:58 PM

Wow and it was built here in Owosso, Mich.

This is a woodworkers multi-tool, It was made in the early to mid 60s. what follows is information i got from the internet,

This easy to use and portable multi-tool was perfect for the new or experienced craftsman. It was invented by Larry Pugsley of Escondido, CA. According to George Hoddy, the amazing fact was that it was in production at the Owosso, MI plant from drawings, in less than 6 months. Also unique for the time, was the fiberglass carry case. Only about 5,000 of these were made during a five year period.

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#6 posted 12-17-2014 11:07 PM

Thanks for the info Jim,very interesting.

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#7 posted 12-18-2014 05:58 PM

Thanks for posting this jim…it goes to show, there are very few “new” ideas..

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#8 posted 12-18-2014 06:34 PM

Maybe a “Portable” Shop Smith?

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#9 posted 12-18-2014 06:37 PM

Cool, thanks for sharing, Jim! Man, would it be fun to spend a day playing with that.

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#10 posted 12-20-2014 02:49 PM

A1Jim is Dr. Gadget in disquise… LOL

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#11 posted 12-20-2014 03:12 PM

That looks pretty interesting Jim, but I’ll be hanging onto my ShopSmith for now I think. :-)

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#12 posted 12-20-2014 03:22 PM

Roger I guess I’m close maybe DR.tool nut

Paul this thing would be a poor substitute for a ShopSmith and defiantly won’t work as a Chevalet,but with your talent I think you could make beautiful art with a rock and a rusty spoon. :)

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#13 posted 12-20-2014 04:09 PM

Interesting tool. It looks like something a model builder would get a lot of use out of, although it looks capable of much heavier work too.

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#14 posted 12-20-2014 04:26 PM

That’s pretty cool! As hard as I try, I can’t think of a reason I need this – wish I could. It does look to be a complete set. There are a few on eBay, but none as complete as this one.

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#15 posted 12-20-2014 04:33 PM

It is a pretty cool tool Steve and may do some operations other saws can’t, but for $375 it would have to do something I need to do on a regular basis.

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