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Bandsaw initial 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.

Your initial service overhaul will bring your machine in line with current Health and Safety requirements

The listed price is for the LABOUR and Parts are extra



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Service 4

£ 102,00

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Shopsmith Bandsaw Initial Service or overhaul

If your Bandsaw 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 Cast Iron table and alloy table models. 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 top guide assemblies. The same will be done for the bottom assembly to ensure smooth operation. The guide assembly is very easily damaged by a lack of attention and ill fitting blades so if yours starts to get stiff to use give me a call BEFORE you damage it. 

The full checklist is at the bottom of the page


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

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

As the official UK Service Centre I 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 squealing bearing system, 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 arrange shipping to the Service Centre


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

I do not offer a same day service


Your initial Service overhaul will be carried out as follows:-  

  1. Remove covers. Clean and blow out dust with compressed air
  2. Dismantle, clean and inspect all components
  3. Top wheel Tyre condition PASS FAIL
  4. Top wheel bearing PASS FAIL
  5. Bottom wheel Tyre condition PASS FAIL
  6. Bottom wheel bearing condition PASS FAIL
  7. Both Guide block assemblies PASS FAIL
  8. Both Guide Block Bearing assemblies PASS FAIL
  9. Auto track bearings PASS FAIL
  10. Blade tension adjuster PASS FAIL
  11. Dust collection ports PASS FAIL
  12. Connection hub safety cover  PASS FAIL
  13. Blade guard lock PASS FAIL
  14. Blade guard cover PASS FAIL
  15. Table insert condition PASS FAIL
  16. Table lock assembly test
  17. True the table for 90°
  18. Confirm table PART 88 present PASS FAIL
  19. Fit and test new blade of your choice
  20. Clean casting and check for cracks PASS FAIL
  21. Check for Safety and warning labels  PASS FAIL
  22. Reassemble the unit for tests.
  23. OPTIONAL test for fence ripping alignment
  24. All tests complete. (pass)




Notes to client: 


Using this checklist any items which fail will be replaced. 


The report on the individual headstock will be supplied with the unit. 




For peace of mind the mechanical unit comes with a 6 month warranty on parts and labour.