Nephew says you can take it (the MARK V) with you
Jim Ferrante of Massapequa, NY writes...
“When my wife’s cabinetmaker Uncle immigrated from Italy in the mid 50’s, he knew he had to set up shop as soon as possible…and this is where the Shopsmith MARK V came in. The multi-purpose tool fits all his needs with a table saw, drill press, lathe, sander, etc. Add a few attachments such as a bandsaw and a jointer and he was back in business. And imagine all this tucked away in a corner of his garage.
Well, this was 45+ years ago and he has since retired. Unable to take his MARK V with him to the retirement home.…I inherited it and have been using it for the past 20 years for projects around the house. Now, with my retirement just a few short years away, I plan to follow in the way of my Uncle…except for one thing. The MARK V is coming with
MARK V makes man “feel like a kid again”
Louie Ruiz of San Diego, CA writes...
“I purchased my Shopsmith in 1999 and was so excited I couldn’t wait to try out my new toy. I hadn’t worked with wood in 27 years and the only experience I had is what I learned in high-school. Now, I’m 47 years young and feel like a kid again, working with wood.”
1956 MARK V — 44 years old and still going strong!
Edward Levin of Highland Park, IL writes...
“I purchased my Shopsmith MARK V (along with the Jointer and Jigsaw) in 1956. I had a small workshop and the MARK V suited my space wonderfully. Now, 43 years later, the same MARK V (upgraded to the 510 model) is still my main power tool…and still runs great.
I have completed many wonderful projects with my MARK V and have recommended the Shopsmith to many of my friends. My sons are also woodworkers and have requested that I will them the MARK V. The problem is…I have two sons and only one Shopsmith”
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