I've purchased bits and pieces of cruddy HF and used gear for years to produce functional items and work projects with the kids. Time to step it up for a project my wife has begged me to make for years. Big secret for now... but I scored a Shopsmith!
She demanded I put work down and go for a walk to get coffee. A SS was listed locally on CL, then an eBay auction with tablesaw and jointer for pick up within an hour of my driving;-). A day later and I also scored the SS Pro Planer! Shop complete, for now.
Shopsmith Mk V SN: 1051XX on the body. Dude claims to be the original owner from a purchase appx 31y ago, meaning 1987. Per the site (http://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/serialnumber.htm) this is a 1981, meaning this has a single bearing quill. Correct?
YouTube video with the motor noise.
The saw has the 510 style attachments, etc. Are there any other ways to tell model year, or do I just need to order the double bearing quill? At that point, should I just save for a new motor head?
I was excited thinking this was ready to go, then found this and the planer needs a bit of work on the rollers and blades. Guy was talking about buying stuff at auctions, so this is either really his and maybe not taken care of, or he scored it and flipped it. Either way it sounds not well maintained.
I love not buying new, sometimes hate buying used.