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Shopsmith MARK V Tool History

  MARK V (Model 500)
Magna America put this 5-in-1 tool into production. The MARK V has been the main product ever since. Many times, you can tell the age of a MARK V by it's color.
 
  1953 to 1960 Green-These units had a Gilmer Drive System (the inside of the top belt is like a tank track). These units were a single bearing spindle. 3/4 Hp motor was the standard. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1960 to 1963 Brown/Gold/Tan/Anniversary Model- The introduction of the Poly-V drive system (the inside of the top belt is a serpentine). An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1962 The 1-1/8 Hp Motor was introduced. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1963 to 1967 Gray-Smooth Texture- These were the next units to have the Poly "V" drive system. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1964 The current Poly-V drive system is standard. Then the Magna America Corporation relocated. MARK V went out of production. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1972 Shopsmith, Inc. was formed the MARK V was back!
 
  10/1984 Gray-Rough/Texture- Shopsmith upgraded the Poly-V drive system beginning with serial number 190000 to the 2-Bearing Quill to provide more spindle stability. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1985 (Model 510)
MARK V Model 510 was introduced with an improved, larger table system, more user conveniences and unlimited expandability. Model 500s can be upgraded to the Model 510. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1991 MARK V Models were introduced with the "C" Headstock and Red Safety Key Switch. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1996 510 became primary 5-in-1 tool An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1999 (Model 520)
The MARK V PRO Fence system is introduced to provide the professional and serious woodworker a 'beefier' set up to enhance their MARK V table saw capacities. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
 
Other Units That Have The Name Of Shopsmith On Them Note: These Units Were NOT Manufactured By Shopsmith, Inc.
 
  1947 to 1953
10E (Experimental) & 10ER (Experimental Revised) These Machines were distributed to Montgomery Wards and many are still in use today. They had exposed belts and were put on hand made benches. Shopsmith, Inc. has NO repair parts for these tools. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1958 to 1960
Mark II (5-in-1) This unit was made exclusively for Montgomery Wards. It was not made of the same quality as the MARK V. The MARK V Headstock will fit on the Mark II frame. Shopsmith, Inc. has NO repair parts for these tools. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1960
Mark VII (7-in-1 tool) Included a spindle shaper & dust collection system. The unit could be tilted in either direction. Plastic racks controlled Headstock movement. The MARK V Headstock will fit on the Mark VII frame (the plastic rack must be removed). It also has a plastic speed control that tends to melt with extended use. Shopsmith, Inc. has very few repair parts for these tools. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
 
  1960 (Approx.)
Sawsmith (Radial Arm Saw) This was the best radial arm on the market at the time. Different attachments allowed you to do similar things as the MARK V. Shopsmith, Inc. has very few repair parts for this tools. An information packet, including copies of parts lists, owners manuals and more, can be ordered HERE.
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