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Re: power station

#260005 by jsburger » Mon May 27, 2019 6:56 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:One of the articles I read showed a drum sander on the outer facing shaft , having not read the manual yet is there something else that mounts there or that can be used there ?


There is nothing there to mount anything to. It is just a shaft for things like the drum sander. Just like the belt sander opposite end shaft that you can mount a drum sander on.

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Re: power station

#260008 by StevenAyres » Mon May 27, 2019 7:50 pm

JPG wrote:I cannot imagine HOW a planer would even mount on the power station.


I happened on this today (Ebay):

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Re: power station

#260009 by jsburger » Mon May 27, 2019 8:11 pm

StevenAyres wrote:
JPG wrote:I cannot imagine HOW a planer would even mount on the power station.


I happened on this today (Ebay):

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That is not a power station. That is an SPT power stand that was available for all SS SPT's.

Here is a link to the SS power station. It is variable speed like the SS head stock.

https://www.shopsmith.com/ownersite/faq ... tation.htm

It will only mount SPT's that have mounting tubes. The SS planer mounted on the way tubes. There is no way to mount it on a power station, only a power stand.

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Re: power station

#260011 by Hobbyman2 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:18 pm

John
thats what I was wondering, the paper work only shows a drum sander and no table so thought I would ask , wasnt sure if it was my eyes or if it was possible to use a belt and pulley and mount a air compressor or something else on the unit.

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Re: power station

#260012 by Hobbyman2 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:19 pm

StevenAyres wrote:
JPG wrote:I cannot imagine HOW a planer would even mount on the power station.


I happened on this today (Ebay):

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Nice find!

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Re: power station

#260019 by Hobbyman2 » Mon May 27, 2019 9:58 pm

#259971 by Dansmith » Sun May 26, 2019 11:27 pm

Dansmith Gold Member (459 Posts)
Location: Idaho

If you are referring to the speed ranges for the various attachments for the Power Station, those are usually stated in the manual for the particular attachment, if I recall correctly. I currently have my bandsaw on the Power Station; but, I also have had my strip sander on it as well.

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Thanks Dansmith
I picked this unit up in a out of state auction sight unseen , it will be sometime in august before I can go get it , the fella I got it from was very good about the transaction even delivered it for us , it's n storage at my sister in law's until then , this gives me a while to figure out the in's and out's and plan ahead on what spts work best . My plans are to use it mainly on the jigsaw or scroll saw , wasnt sure it could be used as a table saw but it doesn't appear to be so .

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Re: power station

#260021 by Dansmith » Mon May 27, 2019 10:21 pm

Hobbyman2 wrote:#259971 by Dansmith » Sun May 26, 2019 11:27 pm

Dansmith Gold Member (459 Posts)
Location: Idaho

If you are referring to the speed ranges for the various attachments for the Power Station, those are usually stated in the manual for the particular attachment, if I recall correctly. I currently have my bandsaw on the Power Station; but, I also have had my strip sander on it as well.

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Thanks Dansmith
I picked this unit up in a out of state auction sight unseen , it will be sometime in august before I can go get it , the fella I got it from was very good about the transaction even delivered it for us , it's n storage at my sister in law's until then , this gives me a while to figure out the in's and out's and plan ahead on what spts work best . My plans are to use it mainly on the jigsaw or scroll saw , wasnt sure it could be used as a table saw but it doesn't appear to be so .


You are welcome. It absolutely cannot be used as a table saw. I do have a drill chuck on the end opposite the bandsaw that has a drum sander.
I just looked at my Power Station manual dated 11/92. Contrary to what I said in my earlier post, my Power Station manual does contain the speed settings for the various accessories.

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Re: power station

#263692 by Hobbyman2 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:12 am

finally got the power station home ,checked the belt and it looks good , it seems a little noise but it doesnt seem to have any major issues , may need to paint it some day it has some rust here and there ,I set the band saw up for a test drive as a stand alone, I must say this will make our life much easier not disconnecting spt's all the time , one of these days I want to get a set of casters for it . thanks for all the advice . now to make a stool to set on .

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Re: power station

#263694 by dusty » Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:05 am

Power Station vs Crafters Station.

It would most likely be more work than it would be worth but the Power Stations cousin the Crafters Station can be used as a table saw. The most significant differences are a reversible motor and a way to mount a table system.

FWIW: The standard motor on the Power Station is reversible.

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Re: power station

#263699 by Hobbyman2 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:55 am

Thanks Dusty, in the future if life permits I may look into another , versatility is important for a small hobbyist . does reversing the motor require removing the electrical cover on the motor ? I ask because at first glance I did not see a reversing switch.

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