About Shopsmith RepairWoodworking Academy

Welcome to Authorized Shopsmith Repair, a Factory Authorized Repair Center for Shopsmith Mark V, Mark VI, Mark VII, PowerPro, 10ER machines and more!  We’re committed to providing the most quality repairs along with expert advice to the US and internationally. The owner, James Hopp, began working with Shopsmith in 1984 and has general machine repair experience that date back to the 1960s. In 1993, he became a master woodworker where began teaching the skills of the trade for Shopsmith stores.

We are the #1 repair facility in the US, offering premium repair, overhaul and tune up services along with a 2 Year Warranty.

A MessageFrom the Owner

“We are the #1 repair shop in the US for your Shopsmith Headstock (Mark V – Mark VII, PowerPro, 10ER, Special Tools). At Shopsmith Repair in Raleigh, we are your go-to shop for tune ups and full overhauls. With our 50+ years of Shopsmith experience, I can comfortably say that I am a top expert in the field. My experience, knowledge and tools, along with my natural aptitude for mechanical engineering lead to machines that leave my shop lasting a very long time. Top quality repairs/overhauls while being affordable. If you’re looking for an authorized professional with commitment to value and your experience, then look no further!”


-James Hopp

Honest, Quality Repairs

Decades of experience combined with a genuine desire for you machine to run problem free for years to come is what gives Shopsmith Repair the edge.

Authorized Repair Center

Recognized by Shopsmith as one of the very few authorized repair centers in the world (one of only two in the US). Having worked with all Shopsmith machinery, owner James has the expertise and confidence to give you long lasting repairs on your machine.

Ongoing Committment

Even after the repair or overhaul is finished Shopsmith Repair offers a 2 year warranty! This gives you peace of mind when you trust Shopsmith Repair with your machine.

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Based on 6 reviews
Janeen Cooper
Janeen Cooper
I just finished some test cuts after James overhauled my 40 year old Shopsmith and it runs like new. I am very pleased with the outcome. Big shout-out to Team James.
Susan Barnhill
Susan Barnhill
We had five parts of a Shopsmith repaired. This gentleman was very meticulous about his work and really nice man. The bill was very understandable. He even gave my husband a 10% veterans discount. One of the last places in the country where you can have a Shopsmith repaired.
David Booth
David Booth
Had my drive train reconditioned. Results were very good. Shipping and receiving went as planned. Website was helpful with the logistics. Cost was a little higher than expected. Would definitely use their services again.
Charles Roach
Charles Roach
When I began having speed control problems with my 40 year old Shopsmith, I was lucky to find a repair facility 80 minutes away in Raleigh, NC. I called Mr. Hopp, made an appointment, and took in the head unit. James called me in a week telling me what was needed and made the repairs quickly. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable about the machine and personable. I have no reservations recommending James if you even need Shopsmith repair work. My unit runs like new.
Dan Hays
Dan Hays
My Shopsmith of vintage 1981 has been in use all these years with no special servicing. The speed control started having some major issues and made it non-operational. I called and arranged to take the headstock in for service which seemed to be something that could be fixed the same day. Since l live a couple of hours away, I was interested in the same day repair. The repair to the speed control was completed as expected but other problems were also found with the unit that required repair including more time to complete the service. The additional service was completed in the same day even though the time went beyond normal business hours which I greatly appreciated given my drive home that evening. My unit is like new and I am very pleased with the service provided. I would recommend the Woodworking Academy for their expertise, reasonable repair costs, and going the extra distance for customer satisfaction. Bravo!
Mike Violette
Mike Violette
James rebuilt my Shopsmith 510 powerhead and it runs like it came out of the box. I have used it for a few projects so far and very happy with the service and the quality of the work!