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Forum topic by mrtrim posted 02-26-2009 04:28 PM 1518 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2009 04:28 PM

i saw this old shop smith on craigs list . this morning

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 04:44 PM

The MarkII was manufactured by Magna/Yuba, the company previous to the present Shopsmith Inc. The MarkII was basically designed as a cheaper model to be marketed by Montgomery Ward.

You will be much better served to find a used 500, 510, or 520. These Shopsmiths are still fully served and supported by Shopsmith. If you are interested, I know a gentleman in your area who can set you up with a more modern Shopsmith at very reasonable cost. You are also welcome to come up to Gainesville to see my shop.

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#2 posted 02-26-2009 05:11 PM


-- 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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#3 posted 02-26-2009 05:25 PM

thx but im not intrested , i know theres a lot of folks that have them and it seemed like a good buy fo 50.00 even just for parts

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#4 posted 02-26-2009 08:32 PM

Unless you are planning to sell it as parts on eBay, pass on it. You can easily make money by parting it out. It would be difficult to get it back into running condition. Ad says it is missing the motor and that will be hard to replace. I don’t believe any of the headstock parts are compatible with the Mark V.

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