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  • Schedule Free Inspection Now Click here.


  • Tune-Up Just $79.95 the lowest price in the country.

  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on All Repairs.

  • Fast 2 days turn-around repair time from any state.

  • Nationwide Shopsmith repair service since 1990.

  • Service performed by qualified retired NASA engineer. 

  • We use tools specifically designed for Shopsmith Mark V. Some of which where invented by us.

  • We use FedEx ground to ship back your headstock.

  • Straight talk with a real engineer not a computer.
    Call me at: 505 349-3599.

Type Of Service We Provide
Shopsmith Mark V Repair Options

A. Shopsmith Mark V Headstock Tune-up

Shopsmith Mark V headstock, any model, any age from 1953 to current. I will check your Shopsmith headstock thoroughly and contact you with a quote for your approval BEFORE starting any repair. No Surprises!

A headstock tune-up includes the following:

  • Visual inspection.
  • Mechanical inspection.
  • Check bearings and belts.
  • Adjust speed controller.
  • Clean & lubricate internal components.
  • Clean & lubricate the motor.
  • I email you a complete status report.
  • Cost: Just $79.95 plus shipping
  • To Schedule Repair Service Click Here
  • Call 505 349-3599 if you have any questions.

Note: again if there are any additional repairs necessary I will contact you before proceeding with any repairs.

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B. Shopsmith Mark V Headstock Rebuild

Whether your machine is well-used or stiff from lack of use, I can completely rebuild your Shopsmith to original factory specifications. I follow engineering measurements principles to thoroughly inspect and repair or replace each part of the headstock. No shortcuts here.  Simply when done your machine will run quieter and stronger as a result guaranteed. See the repair check list below:

  • Remove the quill and inspect the bearing(s)
    in most cases they need to be replaced.
  • Check the quill return spring tension & set it to specs.
  • Inspect the speed controller parts and replace as needed.
  • Set the speed dial to starting speed of 650-700 RPM.
  • Test on/off Switch and replace if needed.
  • Inspect the electrical cable and plug.
  • Test the unit electrical ground for proper operation.
  • Inspect the motor bearings & wingdings for signs of discoloration.
  • Clean the motor and lubricate the motor sheave pulley.
  • Remove drive sleeve assembly and check bearings
    clean thoroughly and replace the bearings if needed.
  • Inspect the belts for size, cracking, glazing or
    fraying and replace as needed.
  • Clean and adjust the eccentric bushing.
  • Check the Idler shaft for wear, replace if needed.
  • Inspect control sheave assembly, replace if required.
  • Replace any missing Allen set screws and fasteners.
  • Check quadrant assembly and replace if needed.
  • Check the Long key for corrosion or damage.
  • Replace Speed control handle if necessary.
  • Do a complete 2×4 cut and disk sanding test.
  • The unit will be cleaned and lubricating inside and out.
  • I will email you a complete status report with pictures.
  • Cost: $175.00 plus parts
  • To Schedule Repair Service Click Here
  • Call 505 349-3599 if you have any questions.
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Jim M.

Shopsmith Repair Feedback Hi Alex, Received my headstock the other day. Reinstalled it and was very pleased with how quiet and smooth it ran. Looks…read more

Mike C.

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Leon H.
Shopsmith Headstock

I am so pleased with the way it runs. Alix, set my shopsmith up today. I am so pleased with the way it runs. Cut…read more

Ben S.
Shopsnith Shipping Box

Thank you for our conversation concerning the repair work on the headpiece . It was a pleasurable thing not to have to talk to a…read more


You did a marvelous job! Alex, sorry for the delay-busy with my project. As soon as I received the parcel, I put it together, switched…read more

Al Ishikawa
Shopsmith Brownie

Thanks Alex. My Shopsmith runs like new and your turn around time was terrific. I highly recommend your service.

Dolph B
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Hi Alex, my apologies for not getting back to you to thank you for rebuilding my head stock.  I did receive it back, of course,…read more

Bill Coady
Alex Shopsmith Headstock

Looks great and runs great! Hi Alex, received my headstock and installed it yesterday, looks great and runs great. Thanks for a great job ....


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A Bit About Me

I am a NASA electrical engineer retired few years ago and moved to the Albuquerque, NM. area. In my spare time I have been repairing and servicing Shopsmith for over 20 years.  Now I am doing it full time in my new shop. Whether it is a Shopsmith Mark V headstock or planer, I can fix it and save you money in the process. Shopsmith is a great woodworking tool and it is built to last. All it needs is the right precise adjustment and it can run forever.  Give me a call and see for yourself. You can be assured that you will get:

  • Straight talk, good old-fashioned customer service.
  • I respond to every email or phone call.
  • Attention to detail using engineering specification.
  • I use original Shopsmith replacement parts.
  • Fast repair time, same day on site or in the shop.
  • Sale pre owned Shopsmith replacement parts and accessories.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments. No obligation.

I don’t just fix Shopsmith. I actually have one and I use it often to build things. I have built this gate as a gift for my neighbor Joyce B. for her husband 75th birthday.

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