RFGuy wrote: ↑Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:08 pm
It looks like a good system for when it came out on the market in 1979. Though I have seen mixed reviews for them on this forum in the past due to people picking them up on the used market and finding issues with them. With no replacement parts, I don't think I would invest in one unless you just have to have Shopsmith's version of it. There are more modern versions of this concept, such as the one below from MLCS that I have seen and it is reasonably priced.
I discussed this and the similar Woodhaven machine in the follow up video to my original Joint-Matic video (Now set to private for YT Channel Members only). The biggest issue with them is they have knobs or levers on the front, which would make some joinery a pain, but at least they can be purchased today. The Woodhave has the added benefit of adjusting for joints up to 9” tall. Scott