I have also had hit and miss luck with both the main Shopsmith website and this forum site for the past few weeks. Most of the time it works, but sometimes the site is clearly down (yes I know how to force a hard refresh on my browsers).
Not related to this thread, but another thing to watch out for is that some of the webpages at Shopsmith don't serve off of a secure server, i.e. you can't use "https://". I am guessing some of the older product pages didn't get updated for SSL. I found this out while trying to place an online order last month. Without a secure connection, you are at risk when placing an online order.
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