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Forum topic by r33tc0w posted 01-31-2017 04:30 AM 702 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-31-2017 04:30 AM

My boss appears to have gifted me with this piece of equipment that’s been sitting in storage for a number of years but I’ve only taken a peek at it underneath a dirty cover in the attic of our shop. Before he gets a forklift involved to lower it in down to a new life, is there a resource out there that will walk me through getting this thing back into production mode? I have no idea the condition it’s in but I’m told it works outside of sitting dorment for at least 5-10 years.

If I am capable of convincing my wife I have room for this in the garage, it looks like a fairly complicated, costly, piece of machinery to rehab. Do I just take the plunge and see what I’m working with?

-- Matthew 13:53-58

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#1 posted 01-31-2017 04:34 AM

This will give you everything you will ever need to know about the SS mark V.

Sign up for the forum and ask any questions you have there. Those guys know their stuff.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#2 posted 01-31-2017 03:44 PM

I love my Shopsmith. It works for ma as a very flexible tool to supplement my other tools. I use it as a lathe, pneumatic drum sander, disk sander, horizontal boring and many others. I have not done very much maintenance in many years just a bit of oil per instructions.

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