The Shopsmith, Nick is repairing/rebuilding, is a 1960s with the 1 1/8 HP motor and Poly-V drive.
The 1955 Mark V headstock has no access hole in the headstock, no oiling holes in the sheaves and has a Gilmer drive with a clutch that can be tested for slippage which should prevent tearing the teeth off the Gilmer belt if the quill stops suddenly. The motor is also a 3/4 HP motor. The Speed Control Dial has a different type of spring to prevent the speed control dial from vibrating and making noise. I cut an access hole in the headstock and drill oiling holes in the sheaves. I rebuild the clutch for 15-20 ft pds of torque before slipping. I have pictures of all the steps I do if anyone is interested.
jbooher wrote:Nick at Shopsmith is doing a series on repairing a old shopsmith. Go to Sawdust sessions and check out the last two.
Bill Mayo [url]email@example.com[/url]
Shopsmith owner since 73. Sell, repair and rebuild Shopsmith, Total Shop & Wood Master headstocks, SPTs, attachments, accessories and parts. US Navy 1955-1975 (FTCS/E-8)