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Repair your Shopsmith Mark V HEADSTOCK 2 DVD set

Repair your Shopsmith Mark V HEADSTOCK 2 DVD set

  • $ 29.95


Sold out and I'm not going to have these made again.

Purchase my YouTube hosted versions, they cost less and you can view them on any device with internet access. 

A 2 DVD set covering headstock and motor repairs for Shopsmith Mark V's, all models and ages from 1953 to present.

Disk 1 Repairing the Shopsmith Mark V Headstock copyright 2008 Jacob Anderson

This 93 minute video takes you through a complete rebuild of a Shopsmith Mark V headstock. This video is for the mechanically competent, adventurous Shopsmith owner who has the proper tools and problem solving skills to tackle this undertaking. It covers the most common problems encountered and their solutions. It encompasses a complete teardown, component by component inspection and evaluation, installing new bearings, belts and other common wear parts, proper cleaning, reassembly, lubing, tensioning, alignments and calibrations for the headstock. It covers how to work on the headstock either still on the machine bench or, as I prefer, removed to be repaired on a workbench.

Many of the techniques also apply to other Shopsmith multi-purpose machines such as 10e/er, Mark II, and the Mark VII. It will also help owners of Shopsmith clones. It covers both the Gilmer and Poly V drive systems, and Type A, B, and C headstock castings. 4 styles of motors are shown, 3 variations on the eccentric/idler interface, the single bearing quill and 3 variations of the 2 bearing quill.

This video is not for the owner who does not have access to a shop press for bearing work, bearing separators, snap ring pliers and other specialized equipment needed for the job. It is not for owners who are not 100% confident of their mechanical skills.

Disk 2 Motor repair for Shopsmith Mark V headstocks copyright 2008 Jacob Anderson

This 1 hr 26 minute video takes you through troubleshooting, tips, frequently asked questions and common repairs to the various electric motors used in Shopsmith Mark V headstocks from 1953 to present. It is a companion to the headstock repair video.

This video is for the mechanically competent, adventurous Shopsmith owner who has the proper tools and problem solving skills to tackle this undertaking. It covers the most common problems encountered and their solutions. It encompasses a complete teardown, component by component inspection and evaluation, installing new bearings, and other common wear parts, proper cleaning, reassembly, and lubing for the motor and its sheave assembly, cord and switch. It covers the following motors:

  • GE or AO Smith 3/4 hp
  • Franklin 3/4 hp
  • GE or AO Smith 1-1/8 hp
  • Emerson 1-1/8 hp 

Many of the techniques also apply to motors for other Shopsmith multi-purpose machines such as 10e/er, Mark II, and the Mark VII. It will also help owners of Shopsmith clones. It discusses 110 and 220 volt motors and dual voltage motors as well.

This video is not for the owner who does not have access to a shop press for bearing work, bearing separators, snap ring pliers, an electric circuit tester and other specialized equipment needed for the job. It is not for owners who are not 100% confident of their mechanical skills. If you are unsure if you want to tackle a rebuild yourself, you can buy this video and decide based on what you see. 

This is in NTSC format for North American use. For foreign buyers research whether your equipment will play NTSC before ordering. Most of the world uses PAL TV's and equipment.

This is not intended for professional use but for the home user. It is up to the viewer to research and to heed any and all safety practices necessary for shop work. If you are unsure, be sure to consult qualified professionals.

Don't expect Hollywood quality, effects, guest stars, musical numbers, tool sponsorships, explosions or car chases. This is an over the shoulder real life edited recording of an actual 3 to 4 hour typical headstock repair job, and a 1 hour motor repair, plus extras. If you listen carefully you'll even hear dogs snoring, whining to get out, and see them walk in and out of the shots in the background. Nothing fancy but it does what it was meant to do. Nothing fancy packaging wise, either. Labeled DVD in sleeve. Bonus info includes Jacob's complete contact info, web based users' groups, Shopsmith parts order phone # and address. Enjoy!

Rave reviews received!

"Your videos are much more thorough and easier to follow than those by Shopsmith. Thank you, very well done. You don't give yourself enough credit." John G. of California

"Jacob your DVD is outstanding. It arrived today and I watched it immediately. I'm home recovering form hip surgery. Just what I needed to get moving in a few weeks on my headstocks. It will be a valuable resource and I really appreciate you making the effort to produce it. I'm sitting on a collection of about 12 headstocks all needing something and I've partly lacked the time and partly the "courage" to get moving on them. I already had purchased a press, snap ring pliers, spares, etc. I just needed a little "shove" and your DVD does that for me. I posted a message about it on SSUG.ORG and I will now add my positive review. I think you understate the quality of it in your listing but better to over deliver. I'm certainly very well satisfied and I'll talk it up at this month's Traveling Academy in Tucson." Ron R. of Arizona

"Jacob, Thank you for the DVD. It was very interesting to see and learn. You did an wonderfull job and I learned a few tricks from it.Again thanks a bunch and well done." Dave R.


"I just received your DVD tonight and watched it immediately. You did a fabulous job and I can't thank you enough for answering many of my questions "visually". Your explanations are right on! it's like being beside someone who knows what they're doing... the best e-learning tutorial for the shopsmith. Thank you and let me know if possible when you make that motor video or any upcoming video." Martin

"Exceeded my expectations, fast shipping, nice price. Couldn't be better! A+++++" feedback from ebay member erpsanta

"Just got your video yesterday. Fantastic job. It's my plan to rebuild my '54 vintage headstock this winter and this is going to make the job a whole lot easier. Thanks again for making your expertise and services available to all  Shopsmith owners at such reasonable prices." Eric

"You have done a great job with this DVD. Anyone who has a SS shold have one".

This is an independent video and does not infringe on any copyrights or intellectual property owned by Shopsmith, Inc.  Any reasonable person reading this ad would know that this is an independent product and not from Shopsmith, Inc. I do not use the Shopsmith logo, nor any of their photographs, nor any of their descriptions in this ad nor in the video. I make no claim expressed or implied that I am affiliated with or endorsed by Shopsmith Inc. In fact I state clearly here and in the video that I am not affiliated with them nor endorsed by them (but I should be embraced, spending $600-$1,000 a month with them for parts for repairs).

As a courtesy, I provide the Shopsmith order number and addresses as the source for parts, manuals and information. My own complete contact information is provided, along with users' groups on the web. There can be no confusion that this is an independent production. It does not detract from any current or past Shopsmith product.