We Welcome You


Welcome to Shopsmith Repair – Woodworking Academy in Raleigh, specializing in the repair and maintenance of Shopsmith machines as well as woodworking training and advice.

  • We offer a 2 year Warranty on parts and labor (compare to our competitors’ 90 day policies)

  • We guarantee your machine will work great 100%, same as the Factory

Factory trained and supplemented by personal experience on countless repairs, James has seen nearly every unique situation and has developed custom tools and techniques to resolve any issue. Shopsmith Repair is your go to shop for all of your Shopsmith and Woodworking Academy needs.

About Shopsmith Repair

Owner, James C. Hopp’s experience with Shopsmith machines began in 1984. By 1993 he was a Master Woodworker and also teaching the skills of the trade for the company. In that same year he began Shopsmith Repair – Woodworking Academy here in central North Carolina.

His machine repair shop became an authorized service / repair center for Shopsmith and an official teaching facility responsible for training several Master Woodworkers.

With over 30 years of Shopsmith and Woodworking experience, you can count on James at Shopsmith Repair to get the job done correctly and in a timely fashion. James has plenty experience with Shopsmith machines but also has over 50 years of mechanical experience he will use to get the job done right.

Shopsmith Repair offers the following services at your convenience:

  • Regular Maintenance, Emergency Repair, Full Overhaul
  • Woodworking Advice & Training See More!

Here is a list of machines we service:

  • Mark V – Models: 500, 510 & 520
  • Mark 7 – Power Pro
  • Band Saw
  • Belt Sander
  • Dust Collector
  • Jointer
  • Lathe Duplicator
  • Scroll Saw
  • Strip Sander
  • Planer (Mark 7/Mark V Mounted)
  • Pro Planer