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Getting the Most out of your Shopsmith #13: Shop Short: Do you HAVE to slow the Shopsmith before turning it off?

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Blog entry by MrGrowthRings posted 09-02-2020 03:58 AM 671 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just in case you missed this tip at the end of this past week’s episode of “Stumped”, it’s an important question that deserves an honest answer. “Do you have to turn the speed dial on your Shopsmith tools all the way down to the “Slow” setting before turning it off?”

Here’s the video: https://youtu.be/U2I83mO-XCc
Here’s the entire episode: https://youtu.be/XwucEyY0o3o

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htl

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#1 posted 09-03-2020 09:42 PM

Thanks for the in site!!!
I don’t remember ever even thinking about slowing it down when I had a new SS back in the early 1980’s but don’t think I ever took it higher that the table saw setting, but now a days with my 1982 saw bolted to the wall I don’t like the idea of taking it to fast or changing speeds much as the belts are way old, just use it as is slow will get er done just takes a little more time.
Now with my 510 anniversary model, I’ll be watch my speeds from now on.
I just oiled it up and for the first time hand turned it to get it back to slow. One more time great tip!!!

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MrGrowthRings

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#2 posted 09-07-2020 03:28 AM


One more time great tip!!!
- htl

Thanks! Happy to help. Scott

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#3 posted 09-08-2020 06:34 PM

Good tip. I’ve never had a problem, but I do have a dedicated circuit just for the SS. Been doing a lot of planing lately so when she starts she is also turning the cutter head on the planer. I do remove the saw blade for planing operations. Great all around machine. Started with a 500 in January 1979 and upgraded to a 510, then a 520. Haven’t upgraded the motor, but it still works grate so I see no need. I did replace the drive belt with a much heavier duty one after the original belt started slipping. Been so long I don’t remember the brand, but it is green. Have never had a problem with the belt since.
V/R,
UncleBob46

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#4 posted 09-23-2020 09:08 PM

Totally agree. Wow, so many upgrades. I started with the 510 and have it and a few others now, including the 520, but I prefer the 510. If I could have the 520 fence with the 510 fence rails I think I would have a different opinion. Since getting bifocals that front rail makes it just about impossible to see the trunnion for setting angles on the table.
Scott


Great all around machine. Started with a 500 in January 1979 and upgraded to a 510, then a 520. Haven t upgraded the motor, but it still works grate so I see no need.

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