Happy holidays, everyone. Enjoy your craft and gift making in your workshops. I am working on machines and components all month long if you need repairs, as well as shipping out repair parts, manuals, lubes, tools and manuals from my online store.
6 Headstocks rebuilt so far in December, 2017:
Sedlacek, IA, 1954 machine
Shreading, TX, 1984 machine
Harmon, PA, 1984 machine
Mashburn, CO, 1955 machine
Eckman, CO, 1957 machine
Browning, ID, 1975 machine
2 more on hand to rebuild, 2 incoming.
Here are some emailed thank you’ s from recent customers:
Thanks Jacob. I want to personally thank you for your service. I just became part of the ShopSmith family with a 30-year old 510 I found locally on craigslist. When I switched it on I can immediately tell it wasn’t running right (making scraping noise, shafts were hot to the touch, speed control difficult to operate). If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t know what to do.
Your videos, and your store, give me the confidence that I can rebuild my new-to-me Mark V headstock to the better than factory condition. I’m really looking forward to tearing the thing apart! Sure, it may be a while before I actually cut a piece of wood, but I’ll enjoy restoring it as much as I would enjoy using it.
Received this am, mounted and checked out without a load. Seems great, looking forward to putting it to use.
Hi Jacob- just got the Shopsmith back to gather this week, every thing seems to be perfect thanks for the Excellent work…………Robert
I just received my head stock back in good shape. I installed it back on the tubes. Sounds great. Before I use it, I’m going to read the manual you sent. Thanks for the prompt service . Dave
Jacob, I have received my headstock, mounted it, oiled it, and it works and runs nicely. Just wanted to thank you for such professional and quality service. If I have any issues in the future I know who to turn to.
Many thanks for posting your video’s they were great and just what I needed
to repair my 1984 Johnson craft. A Taiwanese copy of a Mark V Shopsmith.
I live in Brisbane Australia. Locally obtained V belt and bearings did the trick.
Jacob: I received my SS Head back in great working order. Thank you ever so much for the great service, advice, and quick turn around time. I will forever be grateful for your service. Sincerely, Daniel
Installed the headstock and tested it. Very quiet. Thanks for a quality job. I wish I had known about you a few years back when I replaced a motor that probably needed only bearings. Thanks again. Bill
The drive sleeve bearings in this headstock disintegrated and chewed up the metal dust guards.
A beautifully preserved brownie machine I recently rebuilt.