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Single Purpose Tools

#263368 by Spooner » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:49 pm

Are all of SS's SPTs proprietary? Meaning... Will only a SS sanding belt fit their belt sander? Or band saw blades only fit their band saw? or sanding disks only fit their disk sanders?

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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263370 by garys » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:03 pm

The belts are 6"x48" so anybody's 6x48 belts fit and work. An inch is an inch.

It is the same with bandsaw blades. Any blade the correct length for the saw will fit and work.

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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263371 by Spooner » Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:09 pm

garys wrote:The belts are 6"x48" so anybody's 6x48 belts fit and work. An inch is an inch.

It is the same with bandsaw blades. Any blade the correct length for the saw will fit and work.


I understand that. I was just wondering if they had odd lengths for their belts and blades. Like they do for their saw blades. The arbor is not the same size as other saw blades.

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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263372 by wa2crk » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:54 pm

Shopsmith does have a saw blade arbor that permits a 10" saw blade with a 5/8" arbor hole to be used. DO NOT use anything other than a saw blade arbor to mount a blade. Using a universal arbor for sawing operations can be dangerous. Try the following listing.

555608 5/8" Saw Blade Arbor (for MARK 7 and MARK V Models 520,510 and 505) ... $31.99
Bill V
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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263373 by garys » Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:55 pm

Shopsmith offers all the 5/8" arbors you could want to use the standard 5/8 hole blades. In addition, they offer their own larger arbor blades to help with blade stability. Your choice.

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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263390 by Spooner » Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:06 am

Awesome thanks guys.

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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263401 by chapmanruss » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:41 pm

As already stated you can use other brands on the Shopsmith tools and SPT's. Although they are more expensive the Shopsmith Ceramic Abrasive products are very good quality products that outlast other brands. Shopsmith makes a wide selection of Sanding products not just for their tools but many sizes for other brands of tools. Their PSA Sanding Disks adhere better than other brands I have tried.

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Russ

Mark V 520 S/N 09-11-01 completely upgraded to Mark 7, with all SPT's & more.
Model 10ER S/N R64000 first one I restored on bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters. Has Speed Changer, Model 4E Jointer, Jig Saw with lamp, a complete set of original accessories & much more.
Model 10E S/N 1077 oldest one I have restored. On bench w/ Shopsmith metal ends & retractable casters.

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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263410 by Spooner » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:13 pm

Thanks Russ that's good to know.

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Re: Single Purpose Tools

#263411 by jsburger » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:39 pm

chapmanruss wrote:As already stated you can use other brands on the Shopsmith tools and SPT's. Although they are more expensive the Shopsmith Ceramic Abrasive products are very good quality products that outlast other brands. Shopsmith makes a wide selection of Sanding products not just for their tools but many sizes for other brands of tools. Their PSA Sanding Disks adhere better than other brands I have tried.


That is almost all I use now. Yes they are a bit more expensive but they last MUCH longer than other abrasives and don't clog. So in the end they don't cost more. A superior product IMO.

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John & Mary Burger
Eagle's Lair Woodshop
Hooper, UT

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