That's a good deal for you Ned. The ShopSmith has, in the base model, a really good drill press, good horizontal boring, really decent disk sander, good lathe for some things, and IMHO a bad table saw--the top tilts, not the arbor. However some people, probably more patient than I, have made spectacular projects with the table saw. I use mine for the drill press and disc sander the most. The lathe is used if I have to turn something--I'm not a turner. Horizontal boring is used occasionally. It's been years since the saw blade cut wood. Don't know that I would buy another one, but I'm certainly not going to get rid on the one I have. This is definitely a gloat worthy acquisition.
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