Discussion Discussion Board. I am considering buying the ultra store multi-tool

I am contemplating buying the ultra store multi-tool. I have been taking into consideration the Shopsmith, but the power to make use of metal (lathe, factory, etc.) is just why Im taking into consideration the Super store.

Really does people have experience with this tool? I would really like the negative and positive. Many thanks for their assistance.


I have been the owner of a Shopsmith MarkV product 510 for 16 many years. I additionally struggled to obtain the organization throughout the middle 90s as national profit and services supervisor. It is a tool with several positives and negatives towards system. Strengths include flexibility and simplicity in mobile from one function to a different and sharing of sides. The drill hit feature is top notch although a touch too quickly for big forstner parts additionally the band-saw is great for just what it’s; a tiny band-saw. Drawbacks incorporate difficulty in adjusting to actually okay tolerances since sleep for the table spotted just isn’t all those things durable. (your learn to conform to they inside strategy.) The lathe, while beneficial, is actually a little light-weight and has a tendency to shake with large turnings if you do not include the speed reducer (about a $300 option) plus the brand-new lathe tool remainder ($75?). The dining table noticed with its tilting table is generally tough to slashed aspects on with big items, layer items specifically.

All that mentioned, the system has actually significantly more than served my wants each one of these decades and I’ve merely had one major repair, a motor replacing about three years back, a rather straightforward Doing It Yourself job.

Would I purchase a differnt one? I would personally easily was at similar developmental level as after that (5 years into the passion) together with small space. The size and style makes it distinctive for all the properties obtain. It is an excellent option for a small hobbiest working area.

I’ve ultimately managed to lock in a no cost waiting shop of 20 x 30 and, if money had been no object, I would getting upgrading to specific methods. That’s not when you look at the spending budget until when I retire and so I’ll be using this for another 15 years approximately.

I’ve maybe not utilized the overall store but got a buddy exactly who struggled to obtain all of them. The guy said that it actually was better quality that the Mark V, weighs almost twice as much, but is fraught with the same problem as level V whenever working in metal, less so in wooden.

In case you are already relatively carried out at the, you will be upset either in unless you have actually room limits which call for a trade off anyhow.

It is like those fax, copy, printers they sell. It does loads but not one of it perfectly. For the money you could do better with made use of seperates and have soemthing that do it’s work really well. We think like shopsmith, only amateurs with glazed over sight and drooling lips with over crammed wallets fall for these things. We however recall those hour long infomercials of shopsmith late at night. In my opinion this is certainly a sure sign an item isn’t any great. I’ve been a woodworker and metal individual for thirty something decades and envision this is among the worst things you can spend your money utilizing the minimum return.

Conversely when you have limited space and want to do little information and incredibly light material jobs it may be all right.

If you intend on using this activity honestly i believe you’ll be dissatisfied throughout these resources. like rest have said, each of them render sacrifices become versatile. More skills you get the greater dissapointed you will end up with all the equipments limits. If you have the area, solitary purpose machines are a much better financial investment.

we’re going to need certainly to accept disagree. Shopsmith keeps a great tool range. Approved they are certainly not the finest, in every regarding hardware but, they have been more effective than most additional, means manufacturers.The accuracy and reliability, and of course ease of access, of a wide range of resources to do certain work, have held this system range in business for almost half a century.

I would expect any organization who are able to participate because of this length of time, contrary to the professional giants such as for instance Rockwell & standard. should be doing something correct.

All competent tradesmen bring their particular choice as to what tools they choose to use, depending on the tasks that should be complete.

I will suggest it is not the tool that makes the ways, it is the people just who uses the software.

(To forestgirl, SORRY. Person that improve art.) 🙂

Really your own C.A.G.


Thank you everybody else to suit your replies. Area is actually my limiting factor, but, after the recommendations, i do believe i’d be much better to use split gadgets or see a made use of shopsmith to augment my companies noticed. Again thanks for your comments. Walt

Should you get collection honestly consider Felder, Rojek, Hammer, Knapp etc. and they also hold their own expense greater. Put may be the best way purchasing a shopsmith any time you truly must however, if you have put some other brand names you will most certainly really disappointed total.

I checked the Shopsmith and journeyed to see a demo at Lowes. I was amazed with what they may would in a tiny space. But, I imagined there might be some trouble concentrating on large tasks and sheet goods. I became afraid that i might easily outgrow the shopsmith right after which could have a major investment in something that I becamen’t utilizing much. I absolutely didn’t and haven’t have the demand for that horizontal boring facet of the device.

I grabbed my personal times. Visited estate auctions. Shopped for brand new equipment and knowledgeable myself personally on which works for me in the long term. I came across a great pantry saw, a drill hit wyszukiwanie catholic singles, a dust collector and a 6″ jointer for under 2K. If you would like add the bandsaw to your shopsmith the fee for his or her tiny unit is near the things I located a 14″ noticed that i take advantage of each day during my store. My personal difficulties got I wanted everything today. Over 25 years after beginning woodworking I am nevertheless purchase toys and adding to the range. If you don’t have to have anything at this time and you’ve got the room to accomplish this i believe you are happier eventually to construct a shop of individual devices. Any time you truly spend some time to buy and hunting you’ll set a good shop together.

By-the-way. I do posses a Shopsmith today. It was directed at me personally after a neighbors partner passed away. I tried it as a horizontal dull machine two times since I started using it.