The variable speed drive is working well. There is a couple of rough spots but they should function well. I believe the slotted one is the first since they have come only with Model 10E's I have purchased. I have decided to make a splitter for the blade guard since I already have the right thickness metal. So there is some worth in older shop stuff. Any info folks can share would be neat! It came in a box of parts along with an old Model E machine. The first ones were below the vent plate, and in 2003 or so they were placed on the front of the belt cover below a huge warning sticker.Next
We do know parts get mixed around. The last pix shows two riving knife brackets. I only have one of these which I originally bought to replace a missing one but didn't use because it was the wrong version. The holes were all drilled with the Shopsmith in the drill press mode. The 10er was sold under the ShopSmith nameplate, but it was manufactured by Mr.Next
They are prone to having cracked motor pigtail wires which can cause shorts, and also were a step back with an internal centrifugal switch which is prone to dust. Include photos or better yet a video of the disassembly process and make sure that all loose parts, set screws, etc. The way tubes, locking handles, spring housing and dial and rip fence bars were chrome plated. The line I am pointing at above I labeled the knife edge should not exist since the guard requires a narrower area between the outside edge and the slot. I have saved the originals to fix. There may be unknown conditions that are not warranted by me or the manufacturer.Next
Look close and you will see a first model 10E for experimental production introduced in late 1947. I too was wondering about the double lines. With Shopsmith in its horizontal position - be sure setscrews on motor bracket rods are tight - align motor pulley with headstock pulley by adjusting motor until the two are in line. Goldschmidt was determined to improve his popular tool. And I've read in this thread that machines in the 29xxx-30xxx range were made in 1948. At the risk of confusing the current issue, here are three 10 guards that I have. Woodworkers are active hobbyists and as such are in their gardens, on their Jet Skis and climbing rocks during the Spring and Summer.Next
They might find it in a Google search anyway, so you might as well be the one to offer a good tip. The list also includes Ron Popeil. Copyright © 2001 - 2019 VintageMachinery. Needs the pressure fitting on top. I looked at some of the slitters I have and some of the early ones do not have the 45 degree cut edge but have a straight 90 degree edge. Complete Serial Number stamped on nameplate on head-stock. They snap off cleanly when bent, and in a pinch I've used them to great effect.Next
The only things I've had to buy off Ebay were the smaller pieces, drill chucks, arbors, lathe centers, etc. Also -- does anyone have closeup well lit pictures of the headstock? If you know these machines, you know what it is. They cost you more, and after three days you are still left with a seven day auction! This is important because some of the older tools have undesirable features that you may have addressed with an upgrade or retrofit. I agree it is an odd way to depict the knife edge if that is what the drawings is trying to show. I agree with your explanation but it seems like an odd way to depict it in that view.Next
I think those probably were elsewhere in the estate and someone didn't realise they went with the machine. This will show that you have nothing to hide, and that you are looking out for their best interests. John posted his preliminary manual on Vintage Machinery some years before I obtained a high resolution scan to work from. A Jig Saw Blade on it did some of the cutting along with a half circle file still on it for smoothing edges. Over 125,000 of these machines were sold from 1947 through 1953. There has been a Mark V model 500, 505, 510 and 520, and you can find more information about this in our Mark V post within this blog.
If your mother finds the manual, that could generate some interest, too. Shopsmith model 10E from the period 1949. Could you not cut down one of the newer brackets to fit the shallower slot in the older guard? Hence the wider slot in the guard. I made a pattern some time ago for cutting out the Splitter so I may try to make one. Early 1992 they started using the rectangular red safety switch and changed the location of the switch.Next