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PhxTrade
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What Year is this Shopsmith

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I aquired this ShopSmith from a friend and have no idea what year it is. I started to refurbish it but have no idea what manuals etc I need. Anyone have an idea. Attached is a picture of the plate with number on it, but that number does not show on the shopsmith list.

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You have a Shopsmith clone. Someone adapted the Shopsmith speed control assembly to fit. I can tell by the name plate and square bottom pan on the belt housing. You have smaller tubes (1.675"), steel tables and a double bearing quill. The miter gauge slots are a different size, same as table saws. A Shopsmith headstock will lock down on these tubes. You must over oil these clones compared to the Shopsmith. Many drops of oil in the control sheave with speed set to FAST. Oil the motor floating sheave when in the drill press position. Too little or no oil can cause the speed control assembly legs to break off, not bend like the Shopsmith. No internal metal Shopsmith parts will fit in this headstock. The internal clone headstock parts are longer and different sizes from the Shopsmith. I have most clone parts available except for the speed control assemblies. If you ever remove the speed control assembly, I would appreciate pictures of the speed control assembly to see how it was adapted. Thanks.
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Re: What Year is this Shopsmith

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Thank You so much for the Information.
Wow, This is terrible in ways...LOL
Yes turning the dial it starts to get real tight to turn.....
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PhxTrade wrote:Thank You so much for the Information.
Wow, This is terrible in ways...LOL
Yes turning the dial it starts to get real tight to turn.....
Same is true of the 'original' SS. Do NOT adjust the knob without the pulleys rotating.
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Thank You, I did not know that.... So needs to be on to adjust the dial so as not to damage the mechanism.

Thank you for the information

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PhxTrade wrote:Thank You, I did not know that.... So needs to be on to adjust the dial so as not to damage the mechanism.

Thank you for the information

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No, it does not have to be on. The drive shafts need to be turning. This can be done most easily by mounting a sanding disk (or a blade) and using it to turn the shaft while changing the speed dial.

Blade is not recommended but can be used.
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