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I got a new to me mark

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I have no idea what I got into. I typed the serial number in and it’s “not found” ! What is this “fence” thing?
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youngstev wrote: Sun Apr 21, 2024 4:14 pm I have no idea what I got into. I typed the serial number in and it’s “not found” ! What is this “fence” thing?
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The serial number indicates it was manufactured in 1994, and I believe week 05 but I could be wrong on that last part.

The fence is for the Jointer which is hopefully amongst the goodies you received with your ShopSmith
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I would say the SS9405 indicates an early SS Inc. product made prior to the switch to date 'serial numbering'.

Note the crinkle paint.
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I do have the jointer along with a jigsaw, lathe attachments, assorted saws included dado, table and a little table, a couple different chucks, 1 coupler, a little wooden mallet and a long Allen wrench. What does the attachment for the shaper/router look like and what length jigsaw blade does it take?
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Jigsaw = 5" (Pinless) IIRC? Pins are easily removed from coping saw blades.

Shaper router cutters are attached to the quill shaft.
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youngstev,

Welcome to the Shopsmith Forum.

Thank you for adding the pictures. They are a great help in describing things. Shopsmith Mark 5 serial number SS 9405 would have likely been made in 1975. There are no records from that time period, so it is an estimate I have made. Hopefully included in the items you received are the Owner's Manuals for the different tools.

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What does the attachment for the shaper/router look like and what length jigsaw blade does it take?
JPG answered about the Jig Saw Blades. As for the Shaper/Router Attachment if you mean the fence there is a picture of that below. It is the one for the original Table System but also fits on the Model 10E and 10ER shown mounted in the picture.

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If you are referring to the Shaper Cutters and Router Bits themselves, they use an arbor/spindle for the Shaper Cutters and a Chuck for the Router Bits.
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All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.
Has Speed Changer, 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E's S/N's 1076 & 1077 oldest ones I have restored. Mark 2 S/N 85959 restored. Others to be restored.
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Thanks for the detailed reply. I did get 2 books with my SS. I think one is a copy of the original. But they seem to only be the self learn books. I haven’t really spent much time looking through it yet.
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The Owner's Manual cover for your Mark 5 should look very similar to the 1973 cover shown below.

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The Self Study Guide has 10 chapters.

Another common book found with the Shopsmith Tools is titled "Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone" by R. J. DeCristoforo. It goes further in-depth on using the Mark 5/V than the manual but the first edition from 1953 features the Model 10E/ER instead of the Mark 5/V.
Russ

Mark V completely upgraded to Mark 7
Mark V 520
All SPT's & 2 Power Stations
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ metal ends & retractable casters.
Has Speed Changer, 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E's S/N's 1076 & 1077 oldest ones I have restored. Mark 2 S/N 85959 restored. Others to be restored.
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Re: I got a new to me mark

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Where can I download a pdf of an owners manual for my ss?
Also how can I tell if I have 510 or 520 or whatnot?
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