mrsawdust wrote:I want to turn bowls of larger diameter. I have a Mark V. I have seen the speed reducer in accessories, but I need to if any one have used one and what success they have had.
I have used it to turn large logs that were not close to round. I just sold mine when I got the PowerPro since it goes even slower.
When I sold it, the person who purchased it know a lot more than I did about and said mine had some manufacturing defects from Shopsmith (wrong belts and some other issues) but it did not affect my usage.
So warning if you purchase one secondhand make sure you check out the insides.
A 1982 500 Shopsmith brand upgraded to a Mark 7 PowerPro, Jointer, Bandsaw (with Kreg fence), Strip Sander, Ring Master and lots of accessories all purchased new
12" Sliding Compound Mitre Saw, 1200 CFM DC