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

  • 10% Discount for veterans or seniors 60 years and older. 

  • 100% Genuine Shopsmith replacement parts. 

  • We ship with FedEx insured ground shipping.

  • Fast turn-around repair time from any state.

  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee on all repairs.

  • Proprietary high performance repair system
    developed by retired NASA engineer.

Type Of Service We Provide
Shopsmith Mark V Repair Options

A. Shopsmith Mark V Headstock Tune-up Only $79.95 The lowest price in the country.

Shopsmith Mark V headstock, any model, any age from 1953 to current. We 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.
  • We provide 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: If there are any additional repairs necessary, we will contact you before proceeding with any repairs.

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B. Shopsmith Mark V Headstock Rebuild Only $179.95 Plus Parts. The lowest price in the country. You are welcome to shop around. 

Complete Shopsmith Rebuilding to Factory Specs – Quieter, Stronger Operation Guaranteed.

Is your Shopsmith machine showing signs of heavy use or seized up from inactivity? Alex Shopsmith Repair’s comprehensive rebuilding service restores your ShopSmith to like-new condition following original manufacturer specifications. Our meticulous process leaves no stone unturned.

Utilizing precision engineering measurements, we thoroughly inspect every component of the headstock assembly. Worn or damaged parts are carefully repaired or replaced with OEM components. We never take shortcuts – this thorough overhaul ensures your rebuilt ShopSmith operates quieter and with increased power and durability. Rebuilding Process Includes:

  • 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 lubricated inside and out.
  • I will email you a complete status report with pictures.
  • Cost: $179.95 plus parts
  • To Schedule Repair Service Click Here
  • Call 505 349-3599 if you have any questions.
Shopsmith Power Pro Repair


Shopsmith headstock Repair

Hi Alex, A week ago I received back the ShopSmith power head that you rebuilt. I've been using the machine in my shop about ten…read more

Barry 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.

Hello, Alex. This is Jim from beautiful downtown Denver, Colorado on this beautiful Wednesday afternoon just got thought I'd call and say thank you for…read more

Jim M.
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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

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Like hot knife through butter! Hi, I received back my Shopsmith headstock yesterday. I set it up and installed the same 1" drill bit that I…read more

Ned S.

Alex: Received my unit on Wednesday of last week and am very pleased with your work. The unit just purrs like a sewing machine.  Further…read more

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More Shopsmith Repair = More Friends Ed and his wife drove from Missouri in their way to visit his Vietnam veteran friend in CA. He…read more

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

Dolph B

Hi Alex, I received my headstock back today, it runs great! It was a pleasure working with you. Professional, quality work, fast turn around and…read more

Jim B.

Hi Alex. Thank you for repairing the headstock. I feel that it runs as good as or better than when I originally set it up…read more

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About the ShopSmith Repair Expert – NASA Engineer Turned Full-Time Technician

With over 20 years of experience repairing and servicing Shopsmith machines, I’m proud to offer my skills full-time through Alex Shopsmith Repair Shop. After retiring from a career as an electrical engineer at NASA, I relocated to Albuquerque, NM to pursue my passion for restoring these robust woodworking tools.

No matter the model – Mark V, Mark 7 Power Pro, or any other – I have the expertise to precisely diagnose and repair your Shopsmith, saving you money in the process. Built to last for decades, these versatile machines simply require the right adjustments from a meticulous technician to run like new again.

When you choose Alex Shopsmith Repair Shop, you can expect:

  • Honest advice and old-fashioned customer service.
  • Prompt responses to all emails and calls.
  • Detailed repairs following engineering specifications.
  • Use of genuine OEM Shopsmith replacement parts.
  • Fast turnaround times on all repairs.

Exclusive Shopsmith Overhaul Reduces Noise by 30% & Increases Durability

My proprietary repair process includes a comprehensive overhaul optimized to reduce operating noise by 30% while strengthening critical components for smoother, longer-lasting performance.

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 built this gate as a gift for my neighbor, Joyce B., for her husband’s 75th birthday.

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