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About us

Welcome to Shopsmith Repair. My Name is James Hopp and I am the owner here. I began working with Shopsmith in 1984.  I became a master woodworker in 1993, teaching the skills of the trade for Shopsmith. The same year is when I began Shopsmith Repair and Woodworking Academy here in Central North Carolina.

Our Mission

We provide the highest quality service/repair for Shopsmith headstocks and all other Shopsmith machines. Our mission is to provide this at an affordable price, while taking extreme scrutiny and paying attention to detail with your machine so you can quickly get back to work. We put you at ease with factory tools and expert techniques I have learned over 30+ years.


I have worked with machines for 30+ years with a high aptitude towards mechanical engineering. I started working with woodworking and Shopsmith machines in 1984 and have had put many customers at ease while providing them with knowledge to even fix future issues and prevent repair.


Here at Shopsmith Repair in Raleigh, we specialize in shopsmith repair services and woodworking advice and training. We are your go to for shopsmith repair.

With my 30+ years in Shopsmith experience, building up my knowledge and tools, plus my natural high aptitude for mechanical engineering, I can comfortably say I am the top expert in the field. I use Shopsmith brand parts and sometimes my own selection of brand when appropriate, for example, I use sealed bearings instead of shielded bearings (as provided by the factory) for their dust resistance and lifespan. I am able to offer the most affordable service/repair yet still the highest quality simultaneously.

There is no better way to learn woodworking than from an expert in the field. My 30+ years of experience can be passed down to you through my academy shops.

Shopsmith Repair offers instructions informing you how to ship your headstock. You don’t want to have to deal with any costly issues that will damage your headstock even more.


Shopsmith Repair owner James Hopp has created a few videos so far regarding Shopsmith brand products and some repair tips. His expertise can provide you with professional tips for new and old Shopsmith brand products.


My skills date back for over 30 years. I started working in this industry over 30 years ago and have been collecting information, knowledge and tools. I have the ability to say I am the TOP EXPERT in the field.







Take a look at a few of the images we have collected over the years!


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Shopsmith Repair is currently accepting new jobs from all around the United States and Canada. If you have any questions, concerns or would just like to talk then give us a call, fill out the form below or email us!

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