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#1 posted 02-18-2019 09:23 PM

Merrill77- is the one you are picking up the same as just sold on eBay for around $360 in West Virginia? I considered but not ready to make a road trip yet. I repair Shopsmith tools for over 16 years now and used them in my shop for over 40. I have 5 main Shopsmith machines- 510/520 (I can change out the table rails); 2 minis- one bandsaw & jigsaw- saw station & one belt sander disc or strip sander- sanding station; one is short base as drill press- 2 tables- one for wood and other with machinest’s vise for metal; 2 machines connected together as a lathe originally used to core wooden baseball bats until Sosa got busted.
I just traded a repaired headstock for a Fox SuperShop. What a tank! The table height lock front brake broke but I was able to jury rig it and it fits back into slot but doesn’t brake. I am still working with adjustments and ideas to make it grab. But I am impressed with it overall. I especially like the lathe function and 32-7200 rpm.
I contacted Dan K and his goal starting this blog was to assist SuperShop owners. I am starting to collect as much information about them and the differences between the machines over the manufacturing years from Fox, to Ironwoo, to Smithy and whatever other companies made it similar branded machine. If you have some information about parts and sources, please send to me and I will start compiling it so we can all share it. If you have any Shopsmith questions, feel free to also bump me. Work email is [email protected]

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