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GR8HUNTER

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12-20-2017 09:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dp-220 help

might be impossible to do but i am looking for an easier way to move my DP table up and down i know floor models have like a rack with a turning handle not sure if that would work or not but i defiantly need help with this i guess getting older and shoulders and arms don’t work as they should thanks for all help :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN


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#1 posted 12-20-2017 09:37 PM

What about a simple (12V electric) jack below the table. Maybe a feather is needed for down movement.

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#2 posted 12-20-2017 09:44 PM

I’ve seen a lot of different ways that was accomplished. Some type of jacking system under the table like Dutchy suggested is one way… scissor jack, bottle jack, bumper jack, floor jack, etc. I have also have seen people use linear actuators turned vertical and wired with an up/down control panel. The old school machine shops would put a pulley on top of the column with one end attached to the table and the other to a hand crank mounted on the back/side of the press or even a winch to motorize it. Or you could get fancy, depending on your fabrication skills, and retro-fit a rack/pinion crank. Lots of ways to be creative :)

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#3 posted 12-20-2017 09:47 PM

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#4 posted 12-20-2017 09:50 PM

Many years ago I bought a “Piric Easy Riser” that worked on a pulley system with a lead window sash weight travelling up and down the DP shaft. When I moved to variable speed, I lost access to the shaft so I don’t use it. If you want, you are more than welcome to pick it up from Churchill FOC.

Just in case you don’t have the time to fly over, here is a picture of it’s concept….

Now the product is no longer available so I’m guessing the pattents may be a mute subject.. If you want, PM me and I can upload the manual to DropBox and link you to it.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Knockonit

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#5 posted 12-20-2017 10:04 PM

fulcrum and lever, make one you can set up real quick and dismantle as fast, unless you are doing the up and downs daily or mulitiple times.
good luck
rj

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 12-20-2017 11:10 PM

Take #2...

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#7 posted 12-21-2017 12:06 AM

sorry ducky take 2 wont work until i get a rack :<((

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 12-21-2017 12:26 AM

maybe you could build/buy a small one of these?

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#9 posted 12-21-2017 03:01 PM

Maybe a long stroke electric actuator mounted to the bottom of the table and a lower location on the main shaft. Wired with a on/off/on momentary contact switch and you have an electric raising and lowering table. You would still have to tighten the table to prevent twisting.

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moke

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#10 posted 12-21-2017 05:41 PM

I have a floor model, but I went to harbor freight and got a hydraulic cylinder for a engine hoist. I rigged it under my table with large hose clamps and some spacers I cut on my band saw. It is awesome…better than a crank any day. Mine was a long stroke because of the height I needed, but I am sure you could find one right for your purpose.
I’ll give you more particulars if you are interested…....

I have been going to buy a new DP for years but I really like the way this works…

-- Mike

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pintodeluxe

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#11 posted 12-21-2017 05:43 PM

Yeah, Mike… Please post some pictures of your hydraulic cylinder setup. That sounds pretty nice.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Woodknack

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#12 posted 12-21-2017 05:45 PM

A pulley and counterweight would be fairly simple and effective make the table weigh nothing. The Easy Riser system posted above is the idea although the weight could be exterior.

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#13 posted 12-21-2017 06:56 PM

Tony,
There is only one answer.
Sell it and buy your self a new one.

We havent lived this long to have to put up with dinosaurs, its bad enough our bodies are that way and we cannot do anything about it however we we dont need our tools to be the same. Sell it and buy your self a new one.

Its almost Christmas and I betting your thinking about what you are going to buy eveyone else so add another name on the list! Sell it and buy your self a new one.

On the 26th I will be expecting to see just what you got, ...no excuses will be accepted !

BTW I have added a note in my diary to check on you later in case you forget to post the update.

Just in case you missed the hidden message Sell it and buy your self a new one.

That LPG lathe my be due for an update as well

Merry Cristmas Buddy!!!

-- Regards Rob

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GR8HUNTER

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#14 posted 12-21-2017 10:30 PM

Robert ….. send Santa my way i ask for one :<))

Mike ….i would like to see what you came up with :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#15 posted 12-21-2017 11:56 PM

I have a floor model, but I went to harbor freight and got a hydraulic cylinder for a engine hoist. I rigged it under my table with large hose clamps and some spacers I cut on my band saw. It is awesome…better than a crank any day. Mine was a long stroke because of the height I needed, but I am sure you could find one right for your purpose.
- moke

There are a few members over at OWWM who have gone that route as well, and appear to be quite happy with the results. With a 20% off coupon, you can get it for less than $40. Here is a link to the cylinder: 3 Ton Heavy Duty Long Ram Hydraulic Flat Bottom Jack

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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