Welcome to Ritchie Machine Services.

We specialise in the Service, Repair and Safety Certification of Woodworking & Metalworking Machine Tools. (Also Electrical repairs)

A specialist supplier to School DT Departments, Educational Establishments, Woodworking, Council Workshops, plus the Aluminium, UPVC and engineering industries.

We specialise in the service and repair of SCM, Wadkin, Altendorf, Startrite, Multico, Sedgewick, Interwood, Robland, Mini-Max woodworking machinery and many more.

School DT Design & Technology Department Compliance

We carry out all Service, Repair, Installations and Safety Certification of Woodworking & Metalworking Machines to School DT Departments, LEV equipment & Science Fume Cupboards. Compliant to BS4163 - 2014 and CLEAPSS guidelines.

  • Servicing

  • Repairing

  • Safety Testing

  • LEV Testing

We Service and Repair the following typical Woodworking Machines:


  • Panel saws
  • Wall saws
  • Table Saws
  • Planers
  • Planer/Thicknessers
  • Four Siders
  • Routers
  • Bandsaws
  • Planer/Moulders
  • Spindle Moulders
  • Sanders
  • Disc Sanders
  • Bobbin Sanders
  • Tenoners
  • Mortisers
  • Radial Arm Saws

Electrical repairs: Fault finding and repair of electrical components.


DC Brakes: We repair, supply and fit DC Brakes


Supply of: Quality Bandsaw blades, TCT/ HSSE Router Cutters, Saw blades, CAT/IT/SS Spindle Tooling, Planer blades.


All Machine makes including:

  • Wadkin
  • SCM
  • Startrite
  • Altendorf
  • Interwood
  • Multico
  • Scheppach
  • Rexon
  • Record
  • Clarke
  • Dominion
  • Sedgewick
  • Boxford
  • RJH
  • Axminster
  • Viceroy
  • Morrisflex
  • Mini Max
  • Hegner
  • Ferm

We Service and Repair the following typical Metalworking Machines:


  • Milling Machines
  • Lathes
  • Pillar Drills
  • Bench Drills
  • Bandsaws
  • Grinders
  • Mitre Saws
  • Surface Grinders
  • Horizontal Millars
  • Welders

Supply of: HSS/ STC Router Cutters, Cutter Cleaning products, Cutter Lubricants, Cooling Fluids.


All Machine makes including:

  • RJH
  • Meddings
  • Colchester
  • Bridport
  • Astra
  • Union Jubilee
  • Tormex
  • Jaesaa
  • March
  • Metbo
  • Harrison
  • Adcock & Shiply
  • Jones & Shipman
  • Hopkins

COSHH Service


Annual Servicing and COSHH Testing to HSE HSG258 (Sect 10 ) Regulations.


Design and Installation of complete or partial systems


Fault investigation and Repairs


Comprehensive testing and recording service



A Design, Manufacture and Installation service is also available to assist you with workshop upgrades. Our aim is to provide effective, on budget solutions to meet your requirements.




All of our Services include carrying out Annual Machinery Service, Safety Tests and Certification, Machinery Repairs and Safety Improvements, which include the fitting and siting of Machines and electrical installations.


All work is carried out in accordance with P.U.W.E.R. 98 Regulations, ACOP Standards

School DT Design & Technology Department Compliance BS4163 2014, CLEAPSS. And our own Service and Maintenance Schedule.