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by edma194
Wed Apr 17, 2024 9:43 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: Adding dustport to older bandsaw
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: Adding dustport to older bandsaw

Yes. Buy the dust port for a band saw from Shopsmith. They have an entire upgrade that includes a left side cover with the port and a window for the tension arm, or you can just buy the port, cut a hole in the cover and install it yourself. Adding a window a piece of clear plastic to see the tension...
by edma194
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Mark v speed controller problem
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Mark v speed controller problem

Majjr, here is a link to Bill Mayo's headstock improvement guide: (download/file.php?id=34357)

I found that in this thread: viewtopic.php?p=314807#p314807

Look around on the forum and you should find other references to this.
by edma194
Tue Apr 16, 2024 1:46 pm
Forum: Community
Topic: Mark v speed controller problem
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Mark v speed controller problem

If the quadrant that pushes on the bearing is not centered and perpendicular to the shaft on the upper sheaves you'll need excessive force on the speed dial to move the sheaves. Also, the outer sheave has to slide on the shaft to change speeds, if that's not sliding smoothly it could require excessi...
by edma194
Tue Apr 16, 2024 7:56 am
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: New Owner to 2 Shopsmiths
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: New Owner to 2 Shopsmiths

A 510 with a bandsaw and joiner for $50 is a fantastic deal. Tailstocks are all interchangeable. You will want a 12" sanding disc, it is one of the best features of a Shopsmith.
by edma194
Tue Apr 16, 2024 5:33 am
Forum: Community
Topic: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'
Replies: 2382
Views: 3446046

Re: Heads Up - Bargain 'available'

Sawsmith RAS - $275 - Southern MA - https://southcoast.craigslist.org/tls/d ... 27471.html

Includes dado blade, molder head with a few cutters, drill chuck, and a new belt.
by edma194
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:53 pm
Forum: Maintenance and Repair
Topic: New Owner
Replies: 21
Views: 1195

Re: New Owner

JPG wrote: Sun Apr 14, 2024 12:03 am i do not recall mentioning sand paper use with citrustrip.
I agree with you.
by edma194
Mon Apr 15, 2024 12:48 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which Lathe upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: Which Lathe upgrade?

FWIW, the email add I got today features the Speed Reducer and shows it used for drilling. I'm sure it can be used for drilling. I haven't needed it for that because I have a PowerPro on my drill press. And because I have a PowerPro on my 510 also the only thing I may ever use it for is to run a ba...
by edma194
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:41 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which Lathe upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: Which Lathe upgrade?

Ed, it may have been MY speed reducer, or "jack shaft" that I was talking about. The SS Speed Reducer can be used for drilling and actually does a fine job. Scott My recollection is that you pointed out that the speed reducer bracket had to be loosened for drill press operation which coul...
by edma194
Sat Apr 13, 2024 7:40 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which Lathe upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: Which Lathe upgrade?

Ed, it may have been MY speed reducer, or "jack shaft" that I was talking about. The SS Speed Reducer can be used for drilling and actually does a fine job. Scott My recollection is that you pointed out that the speed reducer bracket had to be loosened for drill press operation which coul...
by edma194
Fri Apr 12, 2024 2:21 pm
Forum: General Woodworking
Topic: Which Lathe upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 1309

Re: Which Lathe upgrade?

You know, I'm leaning towards the speed reducer too. It just seems like it would make life a whole lot easier when dealing with those bigger bowls. Messing with your workflow is no joke. Tough decision, but if I had to pick, I'd say go for the speed reducer first. Costs a lot less than a PowerPro u...