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Forum topic by Mordi posted 04-16-2016 03:21 AM 355 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mordi

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04-16-2016 03:21 AM

I have a HF flexible shaft grinder tool and would like to rig up some sort of hanging device to hang the motor a few feet above my bench. I know that Foredom sells motor hangers but I thought I could make one myself.

Anybody have a setup that they like?

Thanks,
Mordi


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bandit571

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 03:46 AM

Go into the Lawn & Garden section of either the Lowes.HD, or Wall mart. There are steel rods that were made to hang outside plants from…looks like a Shepard’s Hook. You can cut it to the length you need, install in the bench via a small hole. Add a hose clamp to keep it at the height you need. The clamp will keep the rod from going to low abaove the bench’s top. Or…you could use a conduit clamp, modify it to hold the rod( they are usually 1/2” diameter or less) tight, and use a screw to attach the clamp to the back of the bench.

They can be either for a single plant, or several. They are made to stick into the ground. Merely hacksaw off what you don’t need

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 03:54 AM

I slapped together one from an old clothes steamer hook and the base of an oscillating fan, both scrounged from dumpsters. Works great, is portable, and the hook part is telescoping. Don’t have a picture of it, but the hook part looks like this:

Cheers,
Brad

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dhazelton

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#3 posted 04-16-2016 12:37 PM

get a 12 inch pressed steel shelf bracket for a couple of dollars and screw that to the wall. Or put an eye hook in the ceiling and use a piece of 12 gauge electrical wire to make an adjustable length hanger. Gotta be a million home brew things you can do.

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#4 posted 04-16-2016 06:02 PM

I had one but I no longer use it. I am usually seated while using the tool so I need the flexible rod to lay on my lap. My “Mastercarver” tool sets on my bench and the flex hangs to the floor when not in use.

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