Shopsmith's new website is up....

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It's a work in progress but so far I don't see the new website as an improvement.
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algale wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 8:45 am It's a work in progress but so far I don't see the new website as an improvement.
Improvement...maybe NO. If they had spent the same amount of time and money "updating" the old site we would all be better off.

Maybe I jusr don't know the real objective of the new site nut I do know that it is not filling in the blanks or adding much new data.

What I do see is an exhausting effort to push the power pro. It has become an advertising effort and little more.

So far the FB site is pretty much the same.
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dusty wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 10:11 am So far the FB site is pretty much the same.
I know you mean the official Shopsmith FB page, but if I may digress, I recently joined a couple of the Shopsmith owners/users groups over on FB and, good gravy, the advice given there is by and large of very low quality compared to this forum.

Just one example: a guy commented that it is "impossible" to make "miter" cuts (he meant cross-cut a bevel on the end of a board or rip a bevel on the edge of a board) "safely" with the tilted table.

We all know the titled table is an acquired taste (that some never acquire) and that ripping or cross-cutting bevels on a tilted table requires a bit more planning and caution than on a tilting arbor saw; but "impossible" to use safely? My ten fingers, veterans of numerous cuts made with the tilted table, wish to disagree. I tried to offer some suggestions, but it just gets lost in a deluge of mostly bad advice.

Although it isn't as active as it once was, this forum remains a gem!
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algale wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 4:25 pm
dusty wrote: Thu Dec 07, 2023 10:11 am So far the FB site is pretty much the same.
I know you mean the official Shopsmith FB page, but if I may digress, I recently joined a couple of the Shopsmith owners/users groups over on FB and, good gravy, the advice given there is by and large of very low quality compared to this forum.

Just one example: a guy commented that it is "impossible" to make "miter" cuts (he meant cross-cut a bevel on the end of a board or rip a bevel on the edge of a board) "safely" with the tilted table.

We all know the titled table is an acquired taste (that some never acquire) and that ripping or cross-cutting bevels on a tilted table requires a bit more planning and caution than on a tilting arbor saw; but "impossible" to use safely? My ten fingers, veterans of numerous cuts made with the tilted table, wish to disagree. I tried to offer some suggestions, but it just gets lost in a deluge of mostly bad advice.

Although it isn't as active as it once was, this forum remains a gem!
I agree and so far I have refrained from online debate.
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If NON intern folks were assigned to what has been described here as intern work, they would gain a greater appreciation for interns.
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RFGuy wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:19 pm
HopefulSSer wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:14 pm Clicking "smart motor" takes you to a page called "conventional smart motor service parts". To me "conventional smart motor" is an oxymoron. But I guess that's what Nick wants....
Well, when one doesn't understand the product they are selling this is what they get.
Speaking as someone who run a software company that develop websites for buisness of all type, it is clear that the new website was rushed.
It is not ready for what we call a production site. This is at best a development website and should have not been realesed. The other thing that
I have noticed is a part that I have purchase in the october has gone up in price from $26.95 to $34.95. Has anyone notice the price increase on
parts?
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Noticed the planer dust chute is currently about $75 that I paid about $35 a while(year or three) go.

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What I got for about $35 was the chute upgrade ONLY. Price is still the same.
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Isn't this what we all predicted under new ownership?

price increases
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shopsmithguru wrote: Thu Dec 28, 2023 10:16 pm
RFGuy wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:19 pm
HopefulSSer wrote: Mon Nov 06, 2023 12:14 pm Clicking "smart motor" takes you to a page called "conventional smart motor service parts". To me "conventional smart motor" is an oxymoron. But I guess that's what Nick wants....
Well, when one doesn't understand the product they are selling this is what they get.
Speaking as someone who run a software company that develop websites for buisness of all type, it is clear that the new website was rushed.
It is not ready for what we call a production site. This is at best a development website and should have not been realesed. The other thing that
I have noticed is a part that I have purchase in the october has gone up in price from $26.95 to $34.95. Has anyone notice the price increase on
parts?
Please - if you are inclined to declare that have been "price increases (as a result of new ownership)" give us specific current examples. In the economy these days it is quite normal for prices to increase over time. It is called "inflation".
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dusty wrote: Sun Dec 31, 2023 7:07 am Please - if you are inclined to declare that have been "price increases (as a result of new ownership)" give us specific current examples. In the economy these days it is quite normal for prices to increase over time. It is called "inflation".
Scanning through some 'order history' I see some examples. I don't pretend to know the cause. And I notice that sometimes history reflects a reduced (sale) price and sometimes it reflects normal price even if that's not what I paid, so I can't necessarily tell if the price I give was list price at the time.

On 7/1/2022 I bought a jointer knife set for $34.99, current price is $64.99. Same order a belt sander backup plate (platen) was $20.78, now $36.95. A PP Idler Shaft I bought last month was $38.29, now $46.95. I also see examples of unchanged prices.

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