Tools and items needed for repairs

People who buy my repair videos often ask me what tools and things they may need to tackle the job themselves. A certain number of these items are required for every headstock job, but some I only use a few times a year. But here is a photo tour of the tools and items I use the most. Note how beat up some of them are! I replace some items they get so worn out. I have also made a few custom items to make life easier for me as well.

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12 ton floor size bearing presses, definitely essential.

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Snap ring (retaining ring) pliers

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Bearing separators

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Other gear pullers/bearing pullers. On the left is my motor spring compressor.

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Punches, rollpin punches, bench anvil and vise, wire brushes, capacitor tester. A couple of the punches are custom mods by me.

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Electrical testers, terminal cleaner, liquid electrical insulation, wiring pliers.

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I often need to replace wires or extend them, replace terminals, cover cracked insulation, etc.

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Once in a while I need to drill and tap, or clean up threads, so I have various taps and dies, this is one big set.

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Files, rotary file, dremel multipurpose tool mostly used for cutting off or reslotting a stripped screwhead.

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Air duster, super glue (occasionally need epoxy too), lock tight, bearing mount, wood putty, penetrating oil, shaft lubing oil.

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Automobile grease, needle grease gun.

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  1. FROM EVERY THING I SEE AND READ A PIND ALLCTURES YOU’VE TAKEN AND THE TIME IT HAS TAKEN YOU TO PUT ALL OF THIS TOGETHER I CAN TRULY SEE HOW DEDICATED OF A PROFESSIONAL SHOP SMITH REPAIRMAN YOU ARE THIS WILL BE A REAL PLEASURE. DOING THIS REBUILD UNDER YOUR KNOWLEDGEABLE TUTELAGE AND PURE SKILLS THANK YOU FOR DOING ‘ALL OF THIS YOU TRULY ARE A GENTLEMAN WITH CONVIT

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