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by chapmanruss
Fri Jan 27, 2023 1:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Mark V Upper and Lower Blade Guard
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Mark V Upper and Lower Blade Guard

The Upper and Lower Saw Blade Guard for the Mark V 505/510, 520 and Mark 7 & 4 is different than the Saw Guards made for the original Mark 5/V aka 500 Table and the Mark VII from the 1960's. The Upper Guard for the 505/510 & 520 attaches through the slot in the Table Insert as opposed to att...
by chapmanruss
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Help Me Identify This Miter Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Help Me Identify This Miter Gauge

I do like having the safety grip on the miters which is more ergonomically designed and more comfortable to use than a straight post. Any time I need to use a Miter on a Model 10E or 10ER I would use the Special Miter which is a Mark 5 type on a Model 10 bar. That way I have a better grip than using...
by chapmanruss
Thu Jan 26, 2023 11:05 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Serial number lookup
Replies: 46
Views: 128374

Re: Serial number lookup

These come up for sale once in a while. Many times they are advertised incorrectly as a Shopsmith. Right now there is one for sale near Seattle with the ad heading "Woodmaster Multi Tool (Shopsmith Clone)" and in this case the seller is at least titling it correctly. It is for sale at $250...
by chapmanruss
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:27 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Newbie, looking for a little info
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Newbie, looking for a little info

Mark 5 Serial Number 272019 was made in June of 1954. That one may have been made just before the first changes were made to the Mark 5 which include adding a clutch to the Drive Sleeve Assembly.
by chapmanruss
Wed Jan 25, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Serial number lookup
Replies: 46
Views: 128374

Re: Serial number lookup

Recycler, What you show in the picture is a "clone" tool not a Shopsmith. It has a manufacture date which substitutes for a serial number. Since the end of 1987 Shopsmith has also used a "Date Code" instead of a serial number. You said, Trying find controller assembly as when i b...
by chapmanruss
Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:36 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Mark V 500 saw guard help
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Mark V 500 saw guard help

If you upgrade to the Pro Fence Table System (aka Model 520) new from Shopsmith it will come with all the items listed on the catalog page linked below. That includes the Upper and Lower Saw Blade Guards. It does not come with the current longer 5/8" Arbor part number 555608 needed for use with...
by chapmanruss
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:54 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Help Me Identify This Miter Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Help Me Identify This Miter Gauge

I have both styles of hold-down clamp too. As David Said, 'Old' has a threaded rod with knurled nuts, 'new' is a smooth rod with a single-point clamp. I keep an old style around, but strongly prefer the new for its ease of adjustment. I use mine pretty much the same as David. Mostly the newer clamp ...
by chapmanruss
Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:31 am
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Newbie, looking for a little info
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Newbie, looking for a little info

A 52 Mark 5 is even more incorrect than 53. As I said in my previous post "the Mark 5 was introduced in March of 1954." Production of the Mark 5 did start before they were introduced in March of 1954 but in 1952 they were in design and development and nowhere near production yet. The seria...
by chapmanruss
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:54 pm
Forum: Beginning Woodworking
Topic: Newbie, looking for a little info
Replies: 15
Views: 547

Re: Newbie, looking for a little info

I wonder about " a 53 mark V " since the Mark 5 was introduced in March of 1954. Many sellers don't really know much about what a Shopsmith is which can be both good and bad. Being an educated buyer will help. If you decide to go for a Mark 5, I would hold out for a later one that has the ...
by chapmanruss
Mon Jan 23, 2023 1:26 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Help Me Identify This Miter Gauge
Replies: 12
Views: 345

Re: Help Me Identify This Miter Gauge

So, it's a Shop Smithy Franken Miter. :D