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To get a/another shopsmith?

Was checking out a local on-line auction last night and seen that they have a Shopsmith listed.

 

https://bid.bidderone.com/lot-details/index/catalog/27185/lot/4095368?url=%2Fauctions%2Fcatalog%2Fid%2F27185%3Fpage%3D1

 

Looks to be complete with a lot of accessories.

A lot of tools in this sale, which generally translates to higher prices.

This is a fairly local sale to me so I will be going over during the inspection.

If anyone is interested I would be happy to take more pics and ask about it, although anything short of "does it power up" will likely be met with a shrug.

 

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7 hours ago, HandyDan said:

Here is one for sale near me.  Says it was purchased in 1955.

 

https://youngstown.craigslist.org/tls/d/youngstown-shop-smith/7300268931.html

 

That looks like an overpriced 10ER.     

Most more advanced Mark Vs go for $400-500 with one or two add on tools (band saw, belt sander, or jointer).  Despite the fact they were 4-5x that new.  Lots of widows and heirs need to get rid of them.

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3 hours ago, kmealy said:

That looks like an overpriced 10ER.     

Most more advanced Mark Vs go for $400-500 with one or two add on tools (band saw, belt sander, or jointer).  Despite the fact they were 4-5x that new.  Lots of widows and heirs need to get rid of them.

 

That's this area.  Here is a saw that has been for sale 22 days.  Can you see why it hasn't sold?

 

https://youngstown.craigslist.org/tls/d/youngstown-10-sears-craftsman-band-saw/7291880655.html

 

 

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23 hours ago, John Morris said:

For a complete nice SS with upgraded table, and the right price, I'd go a couple hundred miles.

You looking to buy Cal?

 

No John.  Just posted it up in the event there might be some interest in it.  I will be watching to see what it sells for though.

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15 hours ago, kmealy said:

That looks like an overpriced 10ER.     

Are they 10er's or 10e.

IIRC 10er's were sold by Montgomery Wards, & 10e by Shopsmith.

Again IIRC.

I had one prior to the move (10er ?). Gave it away. Now wish I kept it so I could get rid of the HF lathe and then would have not only a lathe but a backup table saw. Oh well!!!

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A friend of mine says 10ERs make superb drill presses.  The SS factory used to have a number of them working in their shop as drill presses.

 

Someone donated a Sears band saw (much larger than the one in the ad).  In investigating, it had pot metal "bearings" that were just shot.

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3 hours ago, smitty10101 said:

Are they 10er's or 10e.

IIRC 10er's were sold by Montgomery Wards, & 10e by Shopsmith.

Don't know about the U.S., but my 10ER was purchased direct from Shopsmith. (We don't have Montgomery Wards in Canada). Certainly not back in 1952!

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20 hours ago, FlGatorwood said:

 

The one in Youngstown is in excellent condition but I could not see a speed control on it.  

 

The 10ER we have at the furniture bank has speed control by swapping the belt to different sized pulleys.  (Same as many drill presses)

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11 hours ago, smitty10101 said:

Are they 10er's or 10e.

IIRC 10er's were sold by Montgomery Wards, & 10e by Shopsmith.

Again IIRC.

I had one prior to the move (10er ?). Gave it away. Now wish I kept it so I could get rid of the HF lathe and then would have not only a lathe but a backup table saw. Oh well!!!

The Mark II was built especially for Monkey Ward and sold by them.  The 10E was the first unit and after a short time, they revised the 10 to 10 ER.  BTW, you don't want to even consider the Mark II.  They make a fair boat anchor.  

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On 4/7/2021 at 9:20 AM, smitty10101 said:

Now wish I kept it so I could get rid of the HF lathe and then would have not only a lathe but a backup table saw. Oh well!!!

 

Here's your chance Smitty to replace it!  Hilton Head is about 4 hours away, but if the price is right...:)

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That is the 500 model.  I have 2 of them.  The table is smaller than the 505, 510 and 520.  The 510 and 520 have the same size tables but the rails in back and front are different.  The 505, I am not really familiar with so I won't attempt to speak to it.  Most of these machines as pictured can be had for $500 or less.  The scroll/jigsaw looks in good condition.  So, to deal with this, you walk up with $400 in one pocket and pull it out and carefully count it.  If he/she indicates they will take less, as how much for cash.  The pull out a $50 from another pocket to see if that works.  If you must pull out the 2nd $50, inform them that is all you have.  Normally, it is a deal.  

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They do come on the used market a lot. It’s amazing how many were sold. When we left on our sailing trip I sold several of them along with everything else. When I started up the new shop I started monitoring CL for SS’s and the volume of them on the market in LA/Orange county was amazing. I gathered up six of them within about 3-4 weeks. Three of them were free and were from estate sales. At a certain point they just wanted them gone. One of them saddened me. It was a 510 complete with the SPT’s and all still in their boxes and had never been assembled. Keep your eye out for the estate sales. 
Paul

 

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