I have been looking at various posts over the last couple of years and appreciate all the info those wiser than me have provided. I got my first SS 510 a couple of years ago as I like others have limited space and like the ability to have a all in one package.
This past spring I bought a 4" Jointer which came with a few extra attachments like a belt sander, band saw, SS dust collector, and another 510. I did the usual maintain and clean up and got it running as well as could be reasonable expected.
Fast forward to this late summer and I went to lowes and saw a demo of a Mark 7. After seeing the demo and talking to another fellow who use to work for SS I bit the bullet and decided to upgrade the rougher motor et. al. to a powerpro headstock. I also ordered double tilt base, helper lift cylinder, Model 510 to Model 520 Pro Fence Upgrade, and larger casters for a total conversion to a Mark 7.
My question for the group is since about everything has to come apart to convert the 510 into a Mark 7 do you have any suggestions as to what order I should the upgrades to minimize assembling, then disassembling because I should have done something else first then reassembling again?
I plan then to convert the remaining 510 into a shorty so I don't have 2 full size SS taking up floor space.
Any advice would be appreciated.
2 - bandsaws, scroll saw, belt sander, 4" Jointer
currently attemping to build a "frankenstein" dust collection system