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Shopsmith Mark V Motors

Is Your Mark V Motor Not Running Or Performing As It Should ?

Mark V Motor

Add Power To Your Older Mark V... or Bring Your Malfunctioning Machine Back To Top Performance

For Owners of Early Mark V's

If your Model 500 Shopsmith Mark V was made before June, 1961 (Magna Engineering serial number 371347 or earlier), it could benefit significantly by upgrading its 3/4 hp motor to a more powerful, state-of-the-art, 1-1/8 hp motor.

For Owners of Mark V's Made after June 1961

No matter how well they're built (ours are built by the best in the business), no motor will last forever. If your Mark V gets a lot of heavy use, has been struck by an electrical surge or been abused by a previous owner, it could be time to replace its motor.

If Your Current Motor is Not Running -or- Operating Poorly

This is your opportunity to replace it and "get back in business" just in time for the woodworking season - and do it at a great price. So, replace your non-functional motor now - or add the muscle you need for even the toughest operations !

Here's How To Tell If Your Motor Should Be Replaced:

  • Bogging / Lack of Power - If your motor seems to lack the power it once had or bogs down when cutting heavy boards, it's probably time for replacement
  • Fails to Start - If you have experienced this problem and have already replaced the switch with no starting success, it is definitely time to replace your motor
  • Squeaking or Humming - Squeaking is a sign of bearing failure, while humming indicates that the motor is struggling to start. If the motor still squeaks or hums after removing the drive belt, it should be replaced immediately
  • Smoking or Foul Odor - Either of these problems are an indication that the motor should be replaced as soon as possible

More Muscle
(Earlier Mark V Owners)

  • Crosscut or rip hard and/or thick materials with greater ease than with 3/4 hp motors
  • Make deeper and smoother cuts with your Shopsmith Planer or Jointer without fear of bogging or tearing

Smooth Quiet Operation

  • Eliminate vibrations caused by aged, worn bearings
  • Enjoy quieter operations with less heat build-up than older, high-mileage motors

Two Versions of the
Service Motor Are Available

The 513964 version includes only the motor and requires that the motor sheaves be removed, replaced, and re-torqued to factory specifications... a task that could be difficult for some customers.

The 516152 version includes the two sheaves with key, spacer, compression spring, washer, and snap ring... all assembled and properly adjusted by factory-trained professionals. With this assembled version, all vital components will be freshly replaced and will perform properly for many years to come.

513964 Mark V Service Motor (Motor Only) ...   $459.24

516152 Mark V Service Motor Assembly (Complete Assembly with Sheaves) ...   $482.77

Other Items You May Need

521681 Poly V Belt - May require replacement if your Mark V bogs down during use, or if your belt is frayed or broken. ...   $24.85

521682 Drive Belt - May require replacement if your Mark V is vibrating excessively, or the belt is frayed or broken. ...   $19.99

556089 Locking Toggle Switch - Mark V - C Headstock ...   $32.41

Order on the Web or by Phone, if you prefer -- (937) 890-5197.

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