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Forum topic by bigblockyeti posted 04-17-2015 01:20 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-17-2015 01:20 PM

Clearly one of these is a standard throat plate, one is for a dado and the other not so sure about. These were included in a tool lot I picked up a while ago and the owner had no idea what tool they were from. Any ideas, old Craftsman maybe?



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#1 posted 04-17-2015 01:21 PM

I would say a molding head and the other may have been for a router/shaper attachment if the original machine doubled as one.

EDIT: I would question if the center one was for a dado. The narrower part in the center seems to be counter intuitive.

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#2 posted 04-17-2015 01:36 PM

They look like the throat plates on my Shopsmith but I can’t really confirm it.

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#3 posted 04-17-2015 01:43 PM

does it have a patent number?

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#4 posted 04-17-2015 01:47 PM

None of the three have a patent number anywhere. Shopsmith sounds likely given the versatility of the machines necessitating the different plates.

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#5 posted 04-17-2015 01:57 PM

For sure, the two on the left are Shopsmith. I know because I have two just like them. The one on the right sure looks like a Shopsmith plate but I’ve not seen it before. Looks like it’s for a sanding drum.
Considering where you live, so close to Vandalia, OH where the Shopsmiths are built, the chances are good that someone close to you can verify that they are Shopsmith products.

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#6 posted 04-17-2015 02:08 PM

Here’s a shot of the bottom that I just took if that helps to confirm they are for a Shopsmith.

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#7 posted 04-17-2015 02:33 PM

Yeti—The throat plate with the round opening is definitely Shopsmith. Mine is exactly like it. I have a dust collection apparatus connected to mine (a factory attachment) so I would think the operations would be from above. I’ve never used mine, but it would be useful for dust collection for drill press operations, or using the drill press as a drum sander.

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#8 posted 04-17-2015 10:23 PM

Those are throat plates for a Shopsmith Mark V model 500. The one on the left is for the molding head; the middle one is for the saw blade or disk sander; the one on the right is for the drum sander. If you have no Shopsmith or any other need for them, there is an active market on eBay.

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#9 posted 04-18-2015 02:11 AM

That was going to be my next question, whether or not they were worth anything. I’ve got a pile of scrap aluminum that I need to take in but I’m now fairly certain they’d be worth more to someone that can use them than scrap prices.

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