Conversation Discussion Board. I will be thinking about buying the ultra store multi-tool

I will be contemplating buying the ultra Shop multi-tool. I have been considering the Shopsmith, nevertheless the capability to utilize metal (lathe, factory, etc.) is excatly why Im taking into consideration the Super Shop.

Does any person have any experience with this tool? I’d like the bad and good. Thanks for your services.


I’ve been the master of a Shopsmith MarkV design 510 for about 16 many years. I also struggled to obtain the organization through the middle 90s as national deals and service management. Really an excellent means with a number of advantages and disadvantages toward system. Pros put versatility and convenience in transferring from 1 function to another and posting of perspectives. The exercise press feature is top-notch although a tad too quickly for large forstner pieces together with band-saw is very good for what it’s; a tiny band-saw. Negatives incorporate problem in adjusting to really fine tolerances since the bed from the dining table spotted will not be what tough. (You learn to adapt to they inside strategy.) The lathe, while useful, are some light-weight and tends to vibrate with large turnings until you put the speeds reducer (about a $300 choice) and newer lathe device others ($75?). The dining table watched along with its tilting table could be tough to cut perspectives on with big products, layer goods in particular.

All those things said, the system possess above served my personal specifications these ages and I’ve only have one big fix, an engine substitution about three years ago, an extremely quick Do-it-yourself venture.

Would I purchase another? I’d basically was at exactly the same developmental degree as subsequently (5 years inside activity) and had limited space. The dimensions will make it special for all your attributes you obtain. It is great for limited hobbiest workshop.

We have ultimately was able to protected a totally free waiting store of 20 x 30 and, if funds were no object, I would getting upgrading to individual methods. That is not for the spending plan until after I retire thus I’ll be using this for another 15 years or more.

We have perhaps not utilized the overall store but had a friend just who struggled to obtain them. The guy said that it had been better made your tag V, weighs almost twice as much, it is filled with similar dilemmas because Mark V whenever working in steel, less so in material.

If you should be already fairly carried out during that, you’re going to be disappointed in a choice of if you do not bring space limitations which require a trade off anyhow.

It is like those fax, duplicate, printers they offer. It can loads but not one of it perfectly. For the money you could do better with used seperates and possess soemthing that’ll do so’s job well. I believe like shopsmith, merely beginners with glazed over sight and drooling lips with well over packed wallets fall for this stuff. I nevertheless remember those hour-long infomercials in the shopsmith late into the evening. If you ask me which a sure signal something is no close. I’ve been a woodworker and steel employee for thirty anything ages and thought this is certainly among worst items you can invest finances with all the the very least return.

Conversely when you have small space and would like to carry out little information and also mild material services it could be okay.

If you are planning on taking this interest really In my opinion you’ll be upset throughout these resources. like other people have said, they all generate sacrifices getting functional. The greater experiences you receive more dissapointed you’ll be making use of the machines restrictions. If you possess the area, solitary function machinery become a better financial.

we intend to have to say yes to differ. Shopsmith enjoys an excellent tool range. Approved they’re not the very best, in every of the knowledge but, they might be far better than countless various other, software manufacturers.The accurate and precision, and undoubtedly accessibility, of numerous resources to execute certain tasks, Provides held this product range in operation for almost 50 years.

I would personally count on any business who can compete with this amount of time, resistant to the manufacturing leaders including Rockwell & General. ought to be doing things appropriate.

All skilled tradesmen have their particular choice with what hardware they go for, depending on the task which should be accomplished.

I will suggest it isn’t the appliance which makes the art, it’s the people which makes use of the device.

(To forestgirl, SORRY. Person that result in the artwork.) 🙂

Sincerely your own website C.A.G.


Thanks a lot people for your feedback. Area is my personal restricting element, but, after their tips, In my opinion I would personally be better off to incorporate individual devices or have an utilized shopsmith to supplement my personal companies noticed. Again thanks for the feedback. Walt

If you get fusion severely check Felder, Rojek, Hammer, Knapp etc. and they also keep their unique expense better. Used could be the best possible way to get a shopsmith any time you actually must but if you’ve got made use of more manufacturer you are going to really dissatisfied total.

I checked the Shopsmith and moved observe a demonstration at Lowes. I became content with what they may create in a small room. But, I was thinking there is some issues taking care of big projects and sheet products. I happened to be worried that i might quickly outgrow the shopsmith following might have an important investments in a device that I becamen’t utilizing a great deal. I absolutely failed to and now haven’t had outstanding demand for that horizontal dull or boring facet of the device.

We got my personal opportunity. Went to estate auctions. Shopped for new gear and informed myself personally on which works personally ultimately. I found a good pantry saw, a drill push, a dust enthusiast and a 6″ jointer for under 2K. If you would like incorporate the bandsaw for the shopsmith the price with their small product is near to everything I receive a 14″ noticed that I prefer daily in my own store. My personal challenge was actually i desired every thing NOW. Over 25 years after starting woodworking i will be however getting toys and adding to the range. If you don’t have to have every thing now and you have the area to take action i do believe you will be more happy in the end to construct a shop of individual devices. Should you really spend some time to buy and google search you can set outstanding shop with each other.

By-the-way. I really do have a Shopsmith today. It had been directed at me after a neighbors husband died. I used it as a horizontal bland machine 2 times since I have started using it.