A 2 DVD set covering headstock and motor repairs for Shopsmith Mark V's, all models and ages from 1953 to present.

Disk 1 Repairing the Shopsmith Mark V Headstock copyright 2008 Jacob Anderson
This 93 minute video takes you through a complete rebuild of a Shopsmith Mark V headstock. This video is for the mechanically competent, adventurous Shopsmith owner who has the proper tools and problem solving skills to tackle this undertaking. It covers the most common problems encountered and their solutions. It encompasses a complete teardown, component by component inspection and evaluation, installing new bearings, belts and other common wear parts, proper cleaning, reassembly, lubing, tensioning, alignments and calibrations for the headstock. It covers how to work on the headstock either still on the machine bench or, as I prefer, removed to be repaired on a workbench. Many of the techniques also apply to other Shopsmith multi-purpose machines such as 10e/er, Mark II, and the Mark VII. It will also help owners of Shopsmith clones. It covers both the Gilmer and Poly V drive systems, and Type A, B, and C headstock castings. 4 styles of motors are shown, 3 variations on the eccentric/idler interface, the single bearing quill and 3 variations of the 2 bearing quill.

Disk 2 Motor repair for Shopsmith Mark V headstocks copyright 2008 Jacob Anderson
This 1 hr 26 minute video takes you through troubleshooting, tips, frequently asked questions and common repairs to the various electric motors used in Shopsmith Mark V headstocks from 1953 to present. It is a companion to the headstock repair video. It covers the most common problems encountered and their solutions. It encompasses a complete teardown, component by component inspection and evaluation, installing new bearings, and other common wear parts, proper cleaning, reassembly, and lubing for the motor and its sheave assembly, cord and switch. It covers the following motors:
GE or AO Smith 3/4 hp;Franklin 3/4 hp;GE or AO Smith 1-1/8 hp;Emerson 1-1/8 hp
It will also help owners of Shopsmith clones. It discusses 110 and 220 volt motors and dual voltage motors as well.
This video is not for the owner who does not have access to a shop press for bearing work, bearing separators, snap ring pliers, an electric circuit tester and other specialized equipment needed for the job. It is not for owners who are not 100% confident of their mechanical skills. If you are unsure if you want to tackle a rebuild yourself, you can buy this video and decide based on what you see. If you decide to ship your headstock, motor or components to Jacob for his rebuilding service, you will receive a discount off that service within 90 days of video purchase. Both DVDs are computer burned DVD+R disks. This type of DVD has different reflective properties than the standard Hollywood pressed DVD. According to industry experts, it should play in 95 to 99 percent of players. Only 5 out of over 200 buyers I have shipped to have had problems with their older machines. If it does not play in yours, it is because your player is is outdated and was not calibrated for burned disks. If it does not play for you, please return it with $5 postage for a VHS copy of the video. If you can see the opening screen, it is playing fine. Simply press enter or play or click on the center photo and the video will begin playing. These disks work best in DVD players. Some computers can have problems if there are any data glitches on the disk and computer software can have their own glitches, compounding the problem. But, the vast majority of buyers have had no problems. WARNING: SONY equipment seems to have the most problems with DVD+R format. No other brand of equipment has ever been mentioned to me by the few customers with problems playing these disks. If you only have SONY equipment, I recommend buying VHS copies instead of the DVD's due to SONY's proprietary problems.
This is not intended for professional use but for the home user. It is up to the viewer to research and to heed any and all safety practices necessary for shop work. If you are unsure, be sure to consult qualified professionals. Don't expect Hollywood quality, effects, guest stars, musical numbers, tool sponsorships, explosions or car chases. This is an over the shoulder real life edited recording of an actual 3 to 4 hour typical headstock repair job, and a 1 hour motor repair, plus extras. If you listen carefully you'll even hear dogs snoring, whining to get out, and see them walk in and out of the shots in the background. Nothing fancy but it does what it was meant to do. Nothing fancy packaging wise, either. Labeled DVD in sleeve. Enjoy!

Repairing your Shopsmith Mark V Headstock, DVD or VHS tape

jacobs-repairshop.com Jacob Anderson

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