The Shopsmith Mark 7 is useful for boring, drilling, cutting and sanding wood boards, table legs, fence posts and numerous other projects. The Mark 7 performs a variety of woodwork functions and offers seven integrated tools, including a 10-inch table saw, a 34-inch lathe, a 12-inch disc sander and a horizontal boring machine. Other tools that are built into the Shopsmith Mark 7 include an over/under table router, an over/under table shaper and a vertical drill press measuring 16.5 inches.
The Shopsmith Mark 7 features a compact design and can be stored in either a garage or a basement until it is needed. This machine also uses an electronic key pad to control the speed of its respective tools, allowing it to operate from 250 to 10,000 rotations per minute. The Shopsmith Mark 7 machine is powered by a PowerPro source and uses a digital variable reluctance motor that can generate between 1.75 to 2 horsepower. The machine's digital motor controls feature preset speeds that are ideal for a range of projects.
The Shopsmith Mark 7 is the successor to the Shopsmith Mark V, which was released in 1953. As of 2015, the Shopsmith Mark V machine has sold over 600,000 units around the world.