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by chapmanruss
Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

Okay I'll chime in again. I find the numbers from RF Guy's post interesting. With a fair bit of digging I came across some financial numbers online. I don't know how accurate these are, but it does appear a slight contraction is happening to Shopsmith's business, but difficult to tell since there is...
by chapmanruss
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Arbor Setscrews
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Arbor Setscrews

I remember we had the discussion before about the angled (off from 90 degrees) set screw holes in arbors. I wish I could remember which one had the angle and which ones didn't. I do remember checking each one of the different arbors, spindles, chucks, etc. I have but only posted those findings in th...
by chapmanruss
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Attachment storage/organization
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Attachment storage/organization

Frank, Welcome to the Shopsmith Forum. Gary's roll-a-round cabinet is a great storage idea and a nice piece of workmanship. The SPT shelf is an idea I have seen variations of including Shopsmith plans. It is an especially nice idea for storage over a Shopsmith stored against a wall. A real space sav...
by chapmanruss
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Quill ranch
Replies: 8
Views: 440

Re: Quill ranch

Just curious, Got Which?
by chapmanruss
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

I do not believe that Shopsmith (RLF Brands LLC) is going away anytime soon. They just introduced the new DC-6000 Dust Collector which doesn't seem like something a company would do, going to the expense of designing a new product if they were going away. That and their sanding products line which s...
by chapmanruss
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: new to SS and 10E
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: new to SS and 10E

You have a nice find indeed especially for the price. The Speed Changer is a valuable item giving speed varying from 450 to 6800 RPM's. Without it you can use only 7 fixed speeds with the 3 step pulleys on the motor and Drive Sleeve. See the attached PDF below for those speeds. Table of Speeds Model...
by chapmanruss
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

paulrussell, You should be concerned about the health of Shopsmith Inc. since they ceased to exist a decade ago. RLF Brands LLC is the current name of the company. Basically the same company with a different name. You are correct about the changes in employees as many had been there it seems forever...
by chapmanruss
Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Why do I need a 10 position Quick-Index Quill Feed?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Why do I need a 10 position Quick-Index Quill Feed?

Ed, Thanks for the link to Scott's video. I had not seen it before my comments so they were based on the Shopsmith OEM parts. A 3 arm feed does make sense for a Drill Press and I would look at having that on a Shopsmith dedicated for a Drill Press if I ever do one. As I said before I feel it would b...
by chapmanruss
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Woodworking Tool Review
Topic: Why do I need a 10 position Quick-Index Quill Feed?
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Why do I need a 10 position Quick-Index Quill Feed?

I don't have the 10-Position Quick-Index Quill Feed Handle but am seriously considering it especially since it is on sale. Currently I have the original Quill feed handles on all my Shopsmiths. Generally I keep the handle down out of the way and move it into a better position when using it for drill...
by chapmanruss
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Eccentric bushing bolt
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Eccentric bushing bolt

The purpose for putting a lock washer there is to keep the Allen head cap screw (or bolt on early Mark 5's) and the nut from loosing up as with any bolt/nut assembly. There should be a washer with the nut according to the parts lists and exploded diagrams going back to the original Mark 5 Manual. I ...