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I have a friend that just passed away. He has the Mark 5 Shopsmith and I offered to sell it and give the proceeds to his mom.
Does anyone know what these things are worth?
It looks like he has every accessory that was available. There is even a new cover still in the plastic bag it came with.
I know they were quite expensive when new.

It would have to be a local person in the Milwaukee, WI area.

I would be willing to assist in getting it out of the basement and help load it up.

I just need to know what a fair selling price would be.

Thanks for any help that can be offered.
 

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Check your local craigslist. The prices vary widely by location.
 

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Those sell in the $300-$500 range around here depending on condition and accessories. Best bet is to check your local listings to see what others are selling for.

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I was looking at CraigsList last night. The selling prices were all over the place. $350-2500 which was of no help at all.
If anybody wants it, I am sure she would take $300-400 for the whole thing.
I did run it last night and it all seems to work.
 

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I see the same price range in northwest Indiana. I've never looked seriously, but a few attachments seem to be highly coveted (band saw for sure, maybe drill press?). At $300-$400 in good shape, somebody would get a deal. If you were closer, i'd consider that just to see what the fuss is about. Definitely could re-sell and break even!!
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sawdustjunkie… I had one and used one for many years. Heres the thing about ANY multi use or multitasking machines be them a copier/scanner of a shop smith. The yard Good at what them do in each configuration but NOT GREAT. As a Lathe is one of the best ones I ever used. The weakest part of the shop smith is the table saw. Tiny table smaller than a Contractors field table saw. AS a band saw its was Okay. A drill press Okay.

I will say this, is it very well built and finished and never let me down except I had to buy a new toggle ON/OFF switch one time.

I have seen them going for $1500 on graigslist
 
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