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#1 posted 09-28-2010 03:48 AM

I’m a former Shopsmith user who has evolved to using other machines. I still use the shopsmith for some miscellaneous tasks. In particular, I like the belt sander option and I use the band saw for more delicate work (with a Carter stabilizer).

Shopsmith provides you with a reasonably good lathe and a very good drill press and horizontal boring machine. I think it’s greatest weakness is as a table saw and, IMO, a good tablesaw is essential to a shop.

There is a place for Shopsmith, especially for shops with limited space. At one time I used it with all it’s accessories except the planer with my independent miter saw, router and planer for all my work.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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