As i get older I find some shop tasks tedious and difficult. Cranking my drill press table up and down is one of those tasks. In my wanderings on the internet I came across a drill press with an electric motor for the hand crank and I said to myself I think I can do that. A special thanks to Jerry at home shop machinist.
And here are the result.
Motor is from a hospital bed. The rest is scraps from the metal bin.
Crank shaft and the motor shaft are both 1/2” diameter by 3/4” long each
Coupler has 4 set screws, I didn’t trust it with only 2.
Mounting plate is 1/4” aluminium. and is mounted to the casting with 2, 5mm. bolts.
Wire strap around the motor keeps it from twisting and moving around.
2 position momentary switch is located to the left of the main on/off switch.
All comments welcome.