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Headstock service or overhaul

A full service is recommended to be done every two years of use and is even more important if you have left your machine standing for long periods of inactivity. If you have recently purchased your machine and are unsure of the history then please contact me for advice.


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£ 90,00

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Shopsmith Mk V headstock service or overhaul

Is it a Service or an Overhaul?

If your headstock is being sent in with a known major problem or if it has never been serviced then it will be classed as an Overhaul. 



This service is for both the 500 and 510 model motors. The service will include a complete strip down and inspection of all working parts. All items will be checked for damage and fully cleaned and lubricated ready before re-assembly. The tolerances of all bearings will be carried out in the motor drive train including the checking of the sheaves assemblies. The same will be done for the quill assembly to ensure smooth operation. The speed dial assembly is very easily damaged by a lack of lubrication and infiltration of dust so if yours starts to get stiff to use give me a call BEFORE you damage it. 


If you have a Shopsmith machine when was it last serviced?

In fact, if you bought it secondhand, has it EVER been serviced?

As the official UK Service Centre we have the expertise to carry out this work.

I have had training by the UK Shopsmith expert, who has now retired, and have a supply of the requisite spares available to be able to carry out this task.

My workshop has the requisite factory jigs and tools plus all the technical manuals for this task.

It makes sense to have your machine serviced, you do it for your car without thinking.

A few things NOT to do.

  1. Wait until it goes wrong.
  2. Strip it apart when it does, and have no idea how to re-assemble it.
  3. Struggle with a stiffening speed dial, hoping it will get better. (it won't!)
  4. Wonder why it doesn't sound as smooth as it used to.
  5. Worry about that slight burning smell as the saw bogs down.


All you have to do next is CONTACT me

You will be sent a "Shipping instructions" leaflet which will explain:-
how to get the headstock off your machine

How to arrange shipping to the Service Centre


Optionally, if you live close, you are welcome to drop off your headstock by arrangement.

I do not offer a same day service