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Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260597 by farley » Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:45 pm

Anybody use this for raising the drill press table.

it's the opposite of raising and lowering the headstock


https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/cat ... raiser.htm

J

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260599 by jsburger » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:19 pm

farley wrote:Anybody use this for raising the drill press table.

it's the opposite of raising and lowering the headstock


https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/cat ... raiser.htm

J


I have it on my dedicated drill press and it works fine.

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260604 by rpd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:31 am

I have one on my dedicated drill press,

Love it. Makes adjusting the table so much easier. :)

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260608 by Billdit » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:50 am

520 with power pro... what would # be?

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260613 by JPG » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:45 am

Billdit wrote:520 with power pro... what would # be?


Power Pro headstock is not relevant.

This assists raising and lowering the table/carriage when in vertical mode.

It comes both 12 and 15 pound versions for the different sized table/carriage.

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260616 by farley » Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:29 pm

thanks guys for the feedback
I am going to wait for some kinda sale at SS and buy the power lift for table and a 3 handle quill.

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260622 by reible » Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:12 pm

Not sure I would buy one again. It mounts lower then I like and even with me reversing the lower bracket I still wish I had a few more inches of height.

The dedicated drill press I have set up is a powerpro with a 500 table. I use a drill press table most of the time which adds to my table height which also helps.... I find that for the most part I only use about 3 inches of travel.

Again this is just how I use mine, others will have other opinions. The 500 table is not all that heavy so again the spring action helps but would not feel that way if I had a 520 table I'm sure.

Ed

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260625 by farley » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:15 pm

so the dedicated SS drill press is still new to me, so I am not sure what I will need in terms of table height, and I don't want to waste money on something I won't use.

I like the idea of the table support using a couple of extension tubes and wing. But it was too low for everyday use. While I never needed or wanted a support when I changed over my SS, I kinda like it.

So I added a couple of pipes that slid down the extension tubes, added a top brace, now my table support is at a good height.

With the 4 inch quill reach and my sacrifice board I always use on the table I think this will cover most of my drilling.

If not, then a rethink will be in order.

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260628 by rpd » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:52 pm

reible wrote:Not sure I would buy one again. It mounts lower then I like and even with me reversing the lower bracket I still wish I had a few more inches of height.

The dedicated drill press I have set up is a powerpro with a 500 table. I use a drill press table most of the time which adds to my table height which also helps.... I find that for the most part I only use about 3 inches of travel.

Again this is just how I use mine, others will have other opinions. The 500 table is not all that heavy so again the spring action helps but would not feel that way if I had a 520 table I'm sure.

Ed


Shouldn't be too difficult to make an extension for the top (carriage) mounting plate to get the height into your comfort range. ;)

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10ER #23430, 10ER #84609, 10ER #94987,two SS A-34 jigsaws for 10ER.
1959 Mark 5 #356595 Greenie, SS Magna Jointer, SS planer, SS bandsaw, SS scroll saw (gray), DC3300,

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Re: Shopsmith Gas-Spring Table-Raiser

#260629 by reible » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:15 am

Here is a thread I did on the mounting of the table-raiser on a 500:

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=20459&p=238900&hilit=Table+Raiser#p238900

The drill press table that I most often use now can be see in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21361&p=248649&hilit=drill+press+table#p248649

With these changes it works but like I said I still like another couple of inches of height but I don't feel like making additional changes at this time, another time perhaps??

Ed

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