I can't understand how a product could be copied and sold under a different name. I mean they really look identical.
I recently bought a Total Shop for $150. It came with the following accessories]
Yes, I find the Shopsmith SPTs will work on a Total Shop. I picked up a pair of Total Shops for $50 total and disassemblied the headstocks. All internal measurements and way and bench tubes are a different size than the Shopsmith. I found that I could not use any Total Shop parts, bearings, shafts, pullys, sheaves, belts or quill on a Shopsmith or any Shopsmith parts in a Total Shop. The Total Shop headstock, motor and motor pan is 2" longer than the Shopsmith. The main and extension table tops are cast iron and very heavy. I have not tried to see if I can modify the Total Shop table tops to fit the Shopsmith. Another fun thing to do in the future. The Total Shop motor is a 1 1/2 HP 110/220 VAC that draws 16.8/8.4 amps while operating on a 56 frame. I brought them for the motors as these motors are excellant for powering other tools such as table saws. I did cut up and modified a Total Shop motor pan and belt housing to fit the Shopsmith casing so I could use the 220 VAC motor. It was not a pretty thing/sight when I was done.
The Total Shop looks just like a Shopsmith. It is not the 10-in-1 or Smithy SuperShop or Harbor Freight copy. These 10-in-1s were made for wood and metal work. I would only recommend buying one for the motor or the SPTs. I still have all the Total Shop parts if anyone has a need for them. I will be happy to answer any Total Shop equipment questions.
Bill Mayo [url]email@example.com[/url]
Shopsmith owner since 73. Sell, repair and rebuild Shopsmith, Total Shop & Wood Master headstocks, SPTs, attachments, accessories and parts. US Navy 1955-1975 (FTCS/E-8)