Now we are offered a headstock upgrade that would give us many of the characteristics of the PowerPro but at half the cost. If the controller and motor (supposedly the same motor) can be provided for <$700.00, what explains the price difference. Certainly not a couple better bearings and a new quill.
Is the higher speed range the final explanation for heat problems? I certainly hope now and I have some serious doubts. I find that hard to accept simply because I doubt that many users (who have reported overheat issues) are running at those top end speeds.
I sure would like to see some pictures of the innards of a reworks model.
Hopefully, Shopsmith is tasking note of all of this and doing some serious self evaluation.
As you can see, reading between the lines, I have serious doubts going in either direction. I really love my Shopsmith Model 510 (with 520 table rails and fence).
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