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    I recently bought a new house with room for a shop in the basement. I'm looking to set up a hobby woodworking shop to build some builtins etc for the mrs. I've already got a few of the essentials IE miter saw, table saw, hand tools etc but I've been looking into router tables, planers and that type stuff.

    I've run across a machine called a Shop Smith Mark V on facebook marketplace and it looks like a great deal, but I've read mixed reviews online. Its an all-in-one bandsaw, drill press, lathe, disc sander, and table saw. I've read across the board the table saw attachment sucks but I've already got a stand alone so I'm not too worried about that. Does anyone have any experience with these machines?

    Thanks

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    I know OF them, but my contention has always been that if it's all wrapped up in one machine, how good can any of it be?

    If you are doing built-ins, get yourself a track saw. I bought the Makita last year and wouldn't trade it for anything when it comes to breaking down sheet goods.
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    An all in one does all things but none of them well. A dedicated table saw is a must. I second Simple, I will never go without a track saw again. Bandsaw isn’t needed that often. Planer and jointer is very useful, just bite the bullet and get helical heads.
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    Do like I do and stay just close enough friends with someone that already has all that shit and have them make it for you.

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    Simple Man/Salty, I do have a kreg accucut track. I'm sure its not quite as good as an actual track saw, but it clips onto any circular saw with a couple set screws and works pretty well

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    And Tater, I do commercial construction in GA and have a few subs that do some really awesome woodworking, I just like to do things myself. I'm also a little bit of a tool freak and finally have room to set up a shop

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    Quote Originally Posted by forresj View Post
    I recently bought a new house with room for a shop in the basement. I'm looking to set up a hobby woodworking shop to build some builtins etc for the mrs. I've already got a few of the essentials IE miter saw, table saw, hand tools etc but I've been looking into router tables, planers and that type stuff.

    I've run across a machine called a Shop Smith Mark V on facebook marketplace and it looks like a great deal, but I've read mixed reviews online. Its an all-in-one bandsaw, drill press, lathe, disc sander, and table saw. I've read across the board the table saw attachment sucks but I've already got a stand alone so I'm not too worried about that. Does anyone have any experience with these machines?

    Thanks
    my step dad has a shop smith, not sure what model. Its been collecting dust for 20 years while the single purpose tools do all the work. fwiw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    Do like I do and stay just close enough friends with someone that already has all that shit and have them make it for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by forresj View Post
    Simple Man/Salty, I do have a kreg accucut track. I'm sure its not quite as good as an actual track saw, but it clips onto any circular saw with a couple set screws and works pretty well
    I have the Kreg accucut rip track and it is amazing. Kreg just makes good products for inexpensive prices that make it hard to justify buying a freestanding piece of equipment if you arent going to use it regular

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater View Post
    Do like I do and stay just close enough friends with someone that already has all that shit and have them make it for you.
    Solid plan brutha :knucks:

    Quote Originally Posted by theoldblackdog View Post
    I have the Kreg accucut rip track and it is amazing. Kreg just makes good products for inexpensive prices that make it hard to justify buying a freestanding piece of equipment if you arent going to use it regular
    Oh. Hey pal! Didn't know you were a woodworker.....
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    Solid

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    I know you didnt ask, but think hard about installing a dust collection system with hard runs and blast gates. I spent about $800 in my new shop and its worth it.
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    and an air compressor.

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