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Old 02-14-2020, 07:37 PM
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I hate to say it but I can't lift the table on my small drill press anymore, so I added a linear actuator to it. I lost 2" at the bottom but if I need extra height I have two floor models that I can use, one already has a lift and the other one I am able to get beside it when I need to raise the table. The fab work is done on this one and now I have to finish welding and wire it.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:55 PM
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That's an unusual drillpress, most have a rack gear and crank, even the bench top units.
However, your solution will do it just to fine.
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Damn straight, Digr nails it again. Looks sweet to me.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:44 PM
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I have one of those hospital bed actuators Keith gave me a few years back. Have not yet decided whether to use it on the mill of the drill press. Guess it is about time to make a decision.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:57 PM
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I have one of those hospital bed actuators Keith gave me a few years back. Have not yet decided whether to use it on the mill of the drill press. Guess it is about time to make a decision.
Chris, if you need more let me know I took a pile off a couple of hospital beds + all sorts of control boxes and wiring .
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...Guess it is about time to make a decision.
Ya think? I still have some of that stuff kicking around if you need more...
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:04 PM
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Ya think? I still have some of that stuff kicking around if you need more...
Maybe I should do both the mill and the DP.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:30 PM
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Chris, if you need more let me know I took a pile off a couple of hospital beds + all sorts of control boxes and wiring .
All he has to do is come visit me for some too!
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I hate to say it but I can't lift the table on my small drill press anymore, so I added a linear actuator to it.
Well, dang, no wonder... that table looks pretty beefy.

Love those actuators. I'm adding a small one of my own design and fab to set the torch distance for my plasma pantograph .
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Old 02-15-2020, 06:08 AM
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I hate to say it but I can't lift the table on my small drill press anymore, so I added a linear actuator to it.
Hey, digr, I'm not familiar with Smartdraw. Is it a free download, or pay-to-use?

Which specific program did you use for the drawing?
Thanks!
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