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Shopsmith / Router

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Does anyone out there have experience using a Shopsmith with Router attachments? I purchased the assembly that includes a collet and shield. I do have a Rockler table but would like to expand the possibilities of my shop. Does the standard motor create enough RPM's? Any help is appreciated. -Derek
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Hi Derek,

Using a stock shopsmith as a router is interesting. You have lots of power but low rpm. It works but my shopsmith router chuck and hood have been in a drawer for a lot of years now. It is just not a router. Of course that was back when I was using HSS bits so maybe I should dust things off and try again..... or not.

For other opinions and or shopsmith information check:

Shopsmith does now sell an overarm pin router attachment for the shopsmith..... check at Shopsmith:

It is in the owners area so you might have to sign up to see it??

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Thanks Ed. That's pretty much what I thought too. For the cost of a Speed Inreaser, I can buy a router or two. Since I already have two, I'll just continue to buy the accessories that I need. Grizzly watch out!
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