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Blog entry by dspahn posted 01-30-2012 03:20 AM 1325 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 01-30-2012 04:14 AM

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 01-30-2012 08:48 PM

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 01-30-2012 10:11 PM

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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