Nick, sorry I was just venting a bit and my anger was missplaced. I still think a vintage manual should be free in at least PDF.
I did watch your show and it was very interesting. You are a pretty smart feller.
I still don't think the upgraded table is worth the cost and thats my right to feel that way. Maybe I feel that way because I don't need it for what I want to do. And in that case it is an unfair statement to others. But most modern alumnium casted tools are sub par at best in my mind.
I'm just seems like when I ask a question I keep getting told to purchase something. A DVD and Manual or whatever.
Parts, yes I am willing to pay top dollar for good made in the usa parts.
Does shopsmith make all of its parts in the USA? If they still do... then I may buy the table upgrade just for the heck of it.
I was not talking about the repair service... just the lack of free information.
In over my head? maybe... but like most vintage tool it seems fairly simple. my SS will run again, because I enjou restoring old tools and if there was no battle it would not be fun
again, sorry for my rudeness