A recent repair, remounted on his nice machine!
Here’s a thank you email from one of the above customers:
My Shopsmith headstock arrived last Thursday. I was very impressed with the fast turnaround – less than two weeks! My Shopsmith was purchased in 1984 and now runs again like new. The machine is quieter, and the speed changing is now very smooth. Thank you for your outstanding and professional service! Bill
Bearings are always needed on machines more than 10 or 15 years old.
We had over 4″ of snow last night here in Virginia Beach, but I braved a trecherous 100 foot commute thru it to work today. 02/17/2015
This post is on the yahoo group SSUSERS forum. I remember doing a machine for him several years ago, and he has since become the moderator of this forum. I really appreciate this endorsement out of the blue!
A plug for Jacob Anderson
Sun Feb 1, 2015 8:14 am (PST) . Posted by:poplarbuild
My 520 headstock returned repaired, serviced and ready to run from Jacob Anderson. It’s was gone about 10 days I think start to finish. I contacted SS after it came back just for S&G â€¦ turn around 6 to 8 weeks .. huh ?? Now the lady did say it is much faster then that but that’s what we are told to quote customers. OK so I couldn’t do that time out if I wanted too, but even a hobbyist isnâ€™t gonna / wanna wait that long. Seems SS needs to work a deal with JA his repair system is much better then theirs. I just don’t know â€¦ I love these machines they serve me well, but SS seems to trip on the stairs over and over. Seems to me at this point in SS history “quick” reliable service is something they should cultivate tooth and nail. I can’t imagine they are selling to many of the new Mark VIIs with the price tag it has. Just thinking out loud. Pop
The Isabella headstock, freshly painted at customer request.
Parts replaced in a 1981 machine.
The Bonner headstock, freshly painted Gloss Black at customer request. Looks sharp!
This new website has already had 10,000 hits in just over 3 months!
My youtube video on oiling the Shopsmith has already had 1,000 views in a little over 2 months.
Myton #1, OH
Myton #2, OH
2 motors repaired for Dodge, CT
Myton #3, OH
Examples of the condition of items I have pulled from headstocks lately. Shredded belts, stiff belts, worn belts, disintegrated bearings, shattered control sheaves, etc.
The freshly painted Sampson headstock.