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Blog entry by RICOCO posted 05-12-2014 11:51 PM 971 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.
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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.

-- Paul



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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 05-12-2014 11:58 PM

I broke the handle off my table a couple of weeks ago. I like your solution!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 05-13-2014 01:50 AM

Thank you for sharing, what a great idea

-- Norman

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#3 posted 05-13-2014 03:07 AM

Way cool.

-- Joe

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