won't part with his MARK V!
Matson of Grafton, N.D. writes . . .
"I purchased my MARK V to enhance my woodworking and do useful,
money-saving projects around the house. Its quality and ease of
operation make my MARK V a tool I will never part with. Most of
my life, I've worked as a welder and machinist in a machine shop
where precision tools are commonplace, and find the MARK V to have
the precision I want.
When my daughter and her husband were expecting their first child,
I promised them that I would build a crib for them. I bought the
maple stock, the hardware and a set of crib plans and went to work.
I finished the crib just in time -- while my daughter was still
in the hospital.
I learned a lot in the process of building the crib, especially
how invaluable a tool my MARK V really is!"
Simple repair restores older MARK V to like-new condition
Park of Jacksonville, FL writes...
"My Shopsmith MARK V is 20 years old and I thought it had
been working OK until it started making a noise, lately. I pulled
off the belt cover and turned it on to discover that the noise was
coming from the bearings on the shaft that's driven by the Poly-V
So, I ordered a couple of bearings from you guys, plus the belts
which had never been changed, either. When I got it back together
and turned it on, what an incredible difference it made! I couldn't
believe how quiet and smooth it was ! Thanks a lot. You folks make
a GREAT product."
MARK V is still going strong
Gile of Torrance, CA writes...
"I bought my Shopsmith MARK V in 1956 from a local hardware
store after viewing an in-store demo of how it works. I have built
indoor and outdoor furniture with it, remodeled two kitchens and
at least three bathrooms (cabinets), plus done lots of other cabinet
and woodworking projects with it over the past 45 years. I still
use it whenever it's needed and have never had a breakdown or problem
with my machine in all the time that I've used it.
I recently ordered your catalog and am looking forward to ordering
a Lathe Duplicator for some projects I want to try. It's a great
machine and I have enjoyed using it over the years."
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