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by RFGuy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:43 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 i...
by RFGuy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

Yup I agree as I too have a Shopsmith shop that will be handed down - to two generations that will probably not use it and it will be sold on CL for half its value (or less). My contribution to future spare parts. Dusty, Well, I am available for adoption if you want to hand something down to me! :)...
by RFGuy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

First be clear I consider other's opinions worthy of listening to regardless of whether I concur or not. That is how one broadens one's understanding. Now for the 'contraction'. We do not know if that is the case or not. Hopefully 'not'. Customer base population? Another area to guess about. For su...
by RFGuy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

It is my opinion that a consensus can not be had in an on-line discussion. The available discussion methods are inherently confrontational. If we were all sitting around a round table, face to face, we could come to an agreement that some features should not be altered while still others could/shou...
by RFGuy
Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

"So, basically you are saying that there are no new ideas and that everything Shopsmith has done in the past is perfect?" No I never said that any thing was perfect and could not be improved. Extrapolation often leads one to unjustified conclusions. Note that just about all 'upgrades' are...
by RFGuy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: 555937 Shopsmith Adjustable Stop Collar
Replies: 17
Views: 335

Re: 555937 Shopsmith Adjustable Stop Collar

I recently purchased two adjustable collars with scales. SS sent me two collars and ONE set of scales. When I wrote to customer service and asked where the other set of scales was, they said the bundle included two collars but only one set of scales. How ridiculous is that. I wrote back to them and...
by RFGuy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)
Replies: 37
Views: 650

Re: Maintenance parts to buy (mothership concerns)

You have just described the differences that have made SS unique for decades. Product consistency is their strength with those of us old fogeys who do not march to the newer is better/ more choices is better / multiple versions . . . . . . . I have tools from other manufacturers that are 'obsolete'...
by RFGuy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:15 am
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 ...
by RFGuy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: Community
Topic: A view on alignment of the shopsmith.
Replies: 56
Views: 1306

Re: A view on alignment of the shopsmith.

JPG, I have the utmost respect for you as you are one of the gurus on this forum, but sometimes your posts leave a bit to be desired. I guess I still haven't figure out your shorthand. "HTH can one adjust the main table alignment with it connected to an aux table?" Inflammatory, but you ar...
by RFGuy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:24 am
Forum: Community
Topic: A view on alignment of the shopsmith.
Replies: 56
Views: 1306

Re: A view on alignment of the shopsmith.

HTH can one adjust the main table alignment with it connected to an aux table? Any aux table adjustments must be made after the main table is correctly aligned. A bit of tail wagging the dog here. Wild goose chase as well. Too big a magnifying glass at work here.(dial indicator) I know the word &qu...