ShopSmith Mark V motor clamps?

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Forum topic by Rob posted 04-29-2015 07:47 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-29-2015 07:47 PM

I ran across a ShopSmith Mark V that supposedly needs new motor clamps. I’ve seen others in the past listing the same issue. A clamp just doesn’t seem like something that should wear out to the point that the tool is unusable. I’ve never really looked into ShopSmiths before, but is “motor clamp” just an alternative term for the sheaves or something, or am I missing something else?

Edit: I did a little more research and ran across this:

If I click on the exploded view the motor clamp just looks like a big clamp, and shouldn’t be too expensive. Is that right?

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#1 posted 04-29-2015 11:36 PM

The only thing I can think of would be the locking device that holds the motor (headstock) in place.

In this picture of the MK 7, the locking handle is located just below the Power Pro control panel.
It’s not an expensive part but a bit tricky to install. A parts breakdown would be handy.

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