terrydowning wrote:I just want t be clear on the lineage of such things
Shopsmith 10/10ER BY Magna Engineering
Shopsmith Mark 5 By Magna Engneering
Shopsmith Mark VII By Magna Engineering
Shopsmith Mark V By Shopsmith Inc.
Shopsmith Mark 7 By Shopsmith Inc.
a 5 can be upgraded to a 510 or 520 but is still a 5
a 5 is in most respects the same as a V model 500 except for the older greeny/goldy with the gilmer drive and larger bench tubes et al and other differences in the headstock etc.
a 5 or a V can in most cases (some 5s require updated bench tubes) be upgraded to a 7
a VII can never be 5 or a V
a VII can never be a 510, 520 or 7 (I wonder if any one will ever try to put a power pro motor and controller on a VII that would be interesting. But it would still be a VII) SEE BELOW
So in our world
5 ~= V
VII != 7
Pretty much!!! (Add Mark 5 by Yuba Power Products, Mark 5 by Magna American, and change Mark VII to Magna American And add Power Pro by RLF(?) Tools(?)).
The Mark V is a reincarnation (by SS Inc.) of the previous manufacturer's Mark 5.
There are minor differences in the Marl V from the earlier models.
Functionally they are identical(except for saw blade size).MOST
parts are interchangable.
Some attachments are model specific.
A Mark 7 is a Mark V with different table posts, end castings, and a power pro headstock.
A Mark VII is an entirely different design. Much is
RE: Mark VII to 510/520. Off the top of my head, That should be possible. The way tubes are the same, the spt mounts are the same(similar dimension...) After all the difference is carriage/main table, floating/extension tables, fence, tubes etc. The power pro will fit also!
Farmer: I would have been disappointed had you not posted that pix....again!
See! Magna American was as confused as SS Inc.!:rolleyes:
I believe trademark ownership is the reason for all the 5/V; VII/7 silliness. However when searching for replacement parts, the silliness becomes quite serious!;)