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Magna Tools

#19105 by dusty » Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:54 pm

Are those Special Purpose Tools that were marketed by Magna but today have Shopsmith counterparts forward/backward compatible.

Examples:

Can parts from my Shopsmith bandsaw be used on a Magna bandsaw or conversely replaced by Magna era parts? Are these parts interchangeable?

Can todays manuals be used to provide service and repair instructions for a Magna SPT?

Slight Change of Topic:

For repair purposes, were the Shopsmiths marketed by Montgomery Wards actually Shopsmiths?

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Magna tools interchangable parts

#19110 by kd6vpe » Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:43 pm

Dusty,
I have a Magna bandsaw and I upgraded the cover to the new window type cover. Everything is compatable. Of course I kept the bronze bearings in mine and just lube them periodically. I don't have a manual for mine so I can't comment on that part. I also have not tried the table upgrade and have been waffling on doing that upgrade. So far the cast iron table top has been just fine for my needs.:)

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SS Oscillating Drum Sander; Universal Lathe Rest;
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Magna Tools

#19115 by dusty » Thu Jul 03, 2008 6:45 pm

Were all of the various SPT previously marketed under the Magna name.

Sorry this is sort of off topic but it is related to the Repair and Maintenance of Shopsmith equipment marketed by Magna (if that is a valid association).

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#19134 by easterngray » Fri Jul 04, 2008 8:12 am

The Magna jig saw, belt sander, band saw and jointer are all exactly the same as the later SS branded examples. All parts are interchangable and all manuels and service instructions apply. Occasionally one sees SPT's branded "Yuba" as well.

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Magna Tools

#19136 by dusty » Fri Jul 04, 2008 9:03 am

Thank you, easterngray. You have cleared up some confusion and answered what I think is a very important question. Especially important to those who have the older (non-Shopsmith) equipment but do not have manuals. Thank you, again.

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