It came with the Excalibur fence and rails, two extension tables, an unused Shopsmith Taper Jig, regular and dado inserts. The miter gauge and upper blade guard are the same as the ones on my 510. The picture shows the telescoping legs attached, they aren't necessary for the short rails but I'll probably keep them there when I'm not using them on the 510 (never got those legs with the 510).
The unique feature of the Sawsmith is the sliding blade carriage. Additional pics show the blade at the furthest back and forward positions, and the carriage pull extended in the front.
This is a sturdy saw. I don't know why they didn't move forward with it. The tables have similar construction to the 510 and later tables, but are larger, 10.5" X 31". Each table piece has a Shopsmith miter T-slot. They are very sturdy and cast with several attach points underneath. These castings could have been used with the regular Shopsmith system, and the Excalibur fence is sturdy and smooth riding on the rails. The sliding blade may have been a bridge too far, it's hardly necessary if you have a cross-cut sled, and this machine will accomodate one easily. I needed to assemble this to make sure I has all the pieces. Like magic the missing lock plates I needed to attach the rails re-appeared right after I had finished fabricating some new ones so everything is there.
Powered it up, the motor ran smooth, but I don't know anything about that blade. Before any actual use it's going to get a thorough cleaning and very careful alignment.
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- Rear blade position
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- Front blade position
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