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Blog entry by dspahn posted 905 days ago 685 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My shopsmith started making a really bad noise Friday night. I didn’t get a chance to investigate until today. After poking and prodding for a bit, and taking things apart, it turns out that I have a busted speed control sheave bearing, and a cracked sheave.

Gonna cost about $60 to get new parts. Don’t supposed any of you have one of these laying around anywhere that I could buy for less?

Until my shopsmith is fixed, I can’t really do anything. So looks like I’m out of commission for a week or two.

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#1 posted 905 days ago

Go to eBay and search for ShopSmith. There are always a sheave or two for sale. Will probably cost you less and be faster than getting it from ShopSmith. (Warning: you will have to sort through about 675 ShopSmith entries – almost every part associated with ShopSmith and some that aren’t even related.)

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#2 posted 904 days ago

ddockstader is right about ebay.
I picked up one recently for less than $20 including shipping from there.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#3 posted 904 days ago

Makes me want to run out and clean my SS just in case!!! It got less then 500 hours on it. heck, I’ve owned it longer then I have run it. I am just getting comfortable with some of the attachments I use. Recently using the lathe, band saw and drill for making pens.

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