I accepted a very limited number of machines in December due first to the holidays and then later because of an accident that left me with a cracked pelvis.
4 Headstocks rebuilt in December 2016
Philipsen, MN, 1981 machine
Hall, NY, 1982 machine
Mayfield, TX, 1959 machine
Waters, IN, 1982 machine
2 left on hand to be rebuilt, 3 incoming going into the New Year.
Here are some recent thank you emails:
Jacob, Just wanted to get back to you and let you know your videos rock!! Due to them and your email advice I was able to replace my broken part, Control Sheave Assembly, and get my machine up and running smooth. Thank you sooo much! ~Todd
Hi Jacob, I received my headstock today and installed it back on my machine. Thank you very much for your expertise in bringing this back to life. It was 63 years old when I sent it to you for repair! Now that it is repaired, it should last at least another 63 years! Thank you again. Marvin
Jacob: My Shopsmith arrived and is working well. Thank you for your excellent and timely work! Stuart
Good Morning Jacob! The headstock arrived yesterday afternoon. I reinstalled it on the frame and started it up – it runs great and, as I had hoped, the speed changer works better than ever. I guess the original owner didn’t follow your instructions about not trying to change speeds unless running – it makes problems for the quadrant gear. Thanks for the quick turn-around. I haven’t had a chance to look at the DVD and trouble-shooting guide yet, but I’ll go through them before I have too many hours runtime. Eric
Here’s a really poor design for a centrifugal switch in an Emerson motor from a recent repair. Fortunately, few Emersons had this style of switch. It was melted from heat.