30 of my helpful YouTube videos

Here are links to 30 of my short free troubleshooting and repair videos on YouTube. You can see them by clicking the links below.

These videos are as a courtesy to help you. Please watch any and all relevant to your situation.

Don’t email or call with any followup questions, please. Don’t post comments in the videos or here, I won’t respond. I have made these videos to answer your questions, and to make my work life easier, not harder! 

If you can’t get it right, don’t have the proper tools, or can’t  figure it out with all this free help available, then it is best to just send in the components or headstock for me to service.

Parts

Superior replacement on/off switches that I sell for Shopsmith Mark Vs

The superior drive belt I sell for Shopsmith Mark V headstocks

Superior idler shafts OEM style that I sell

Maintenance videos

Oiling the Shopsmith Mark V headstock

Tensioning the poly v or Gilmer belt

Troubleshooting

How things should look

Troubleshooting your on/off switch

Testing your electric cord for Shopsmith Mark V

Electrically testing your Shopsmith Mark V motor

Solving speed control problems stuck sheaves

Inspecting the drive belt for replacement

Inspecting your Shopsmith Mark V headstock Poly v or Gilmer belt for replacement

Removing the motor from the headstock

Headstock teardown Part 1

Headstock teardown Part 2

Headstock teardown Part 3

Headstock teardown Part 4

Control sheave inspection

Removing and reinstalling the quill

Inspecting quill bearings

Inspecting all types of bearings on a Mark V

Tips and motor troubleshooting

Repairs

Headstock removal for repair or shipping it to me

Removing the motor from the headstock

Headstock teardown Part 1

Headstock teardown Part 2

Headstock teardown Part 3

Headstock teardown Part 4

Removing and replacing the quill

The quill advance mechanism

The Headstock Lock mechanism

Speed control components

Setting the speed control

Idler shaft/fixed sheave disassembly/reassembly

Motor sheave components

Reconnecting the Motor to the headstock

Also, there are 8 other YouTube repair videos I have published exclusively as bonuses for customers buying the related parts from me. Parts customers need to give me their email address so I can send you the links to the appropriate videos.

Replacing the Shopsmith Mark V drive belt

Installing a new Poly V or Gilmer belt

Replacing the On/Off switch on pre-1992 Shopsmiths

Replacing the red rectangular safety on/off switch on post 1992 Shopsmith Mark V’s

Drive sleeve bearing replacement

Quill (single) bearing replacement

Control sheave inspection and repair

Replacing bearings on a double bearing quill