|Forum topic by PatrickOOOMazing||posted 03-19-2014 01:40 AM||1034 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-19-2014 01:40 AM
i have a shopsmith mark V that rendered itself inoperable this week. i am hoping that i can get some assistance from someone who might help me assess the problem and figure out a solution.
i bought my shopsmith second hand, so it didn’t come with all the manuals. i tried googling and looking on youtube for a solution, but no luck.
my belief is that either a bearing froze, or the motor died.. or honestly i have no idea. the drive system and internal mechanisms on the shopsmith are unfamiliar to me.
the quill shifts can sometimes be spun by hand, and sometimes not. the motor appears to have dropped almost entirely in power, but i cant be sure if its the motor, or if one of the pulleys freezing and stalling the motor is the cause. i didnt want to take the machine apart further as first off im not exactly sure how to go about doing that properly, and if an obvious solution can be reached without completely disassembling the machine.. well that would be ideal.
i can take photos and video if it would help, but first id like to know where best to point the camera.
i sincerely appreciate any assistance i can get on this problem. ive been pushing for months to get a portfolio together to apply to my cities art college, and i just got word back from them 2 days ago that i was accepted. so to have a tool that is part of the backbone of my workshop die is kind of crushing just now.
finally, i know that any mention of shopsmith stirs up the ire of certain people. please, if all you want to do is debate the shortcomings of this machine, or to inform me of the poor shopping decisions ive made in the past, can you just not? i need assistance fixing my machine.. not any of that other stuff.