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Service & Repair Parts Catalog

Parts Item Index
MARK V 500, 510, & 520
Belt Sander
Dust Collector
Scroll Saw
Strip Sander
MARK V Mounted Thickness Planer
Pro Planer
Miscellaneous Accessories
Most Common MARK V Problems
17 Most Frequently Ordered Parts
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Most common MARK V problems
and their remedies.

Machine bogs down when ripping

Re-tension the Poly-V Belt to have no less than 1/8-inch deflection

Circuit breaker blows when you turn machine on

Check to see if you turned off your machine on high speed. If so, unplug your machine and install the sanding disc. Rotate the disc counter-clockwise by hand while turning the speed dial to slow

Speed dial is difficult to turn

Oil sheaves. Check speed control quadrant assembly for lubrication.

Nothing happens when turning machine on

Check for loose wires.  Replace switch, if necessary.

Depth control dial won’t lock

Check serrated washers. Clean with wire brush or replace.

Bit drills deeper than setting on depth dial

Check quill spring housing to see if spring has slipped. Make sure indentation on quill spring housing aligns with setscrew used to lock housing in place.

Headstock is difficult to slide on way tubes

Wax (or rotate) way tubes

Saw blade hits table insert when tilting table to 45-degrees

Extend quill to achieve necessary clearance

Sandpaper difficult to remove from disc

Heat in oven, with iron or heat gun to soften glue

Headstock lock squeaks when tightening

Clean threaded rod with wire brush, then lubricate with powdered graphite

IMPORTANT NOTE: The exploded views and listings of parts presented here are for the most recent models of Shopsmith equipment. If you have difficulty locating the part you need on any of the drawings, or find that the part number is not listed, you obviously own an earlier model machine.  Please call our Technical Services Hotline, TOLL-FREE at 1-800-762-7555 for assistance.