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Old 07-19-2018, 05:13 PM
keithrhyde keithrhyde is offline
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Lightbulb Drill Press Table Lift

I have two drill presses that I use and it is always a pain to move the table up and down but mostly up. I looked online for ideas and the couple I saw were too complicated.

I bought to one inch motor couplers with .50 inch diameter holes and two set screws on each end offset by 60 degrees. I drill one end to fit the shaft on the drill press table and then I used a old 1/2 inch uni-bit that I never use and tapped it into the other end and tightened the set screws on both.

Now I just take my cordless hand drill and put it on low speed, tighten the key-less chuck around the 1/4 inch uni-bit shaft and go up or down very quickly. It works very well, it is fast and cheap. The couplers were $12 each on Amazon.

I thought I would share for those who are tired of hand cranking. Cheers.
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Old 07-19-2018, 11:24 PM
Mark Maslonkowski Mark Maslonkowski is offline
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Old 07-20-2018, 05:42 PM
keithrhyde keithrhyde is offline
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Mark, as per your request although as you can see it is a very simple design and it doesn't take much time to do. Just drill out if needed the .50 inch holes in the couplers to size (remove set screws first) and install. I use a Milwaukee cordless drill on low speed for more torque. An impact drive doesn't work well. These couplers are flexible but solid would work as well. I got these on Amazon.

Some of the other designs I saw online do not allow to swing out the table after installation due to wires etc.

For those who think I am just lazy than I say work smarter not harder.

P.S.
Mark, I looked at your website and it is very interesting. I am an old EE myself and I go all the way back to tubes and punch cards. I think Tesla is one of the most intelligent and innovative engineers ever. He is number one and no one else comes close from my research.
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Former Marine and retired Seabee Master Chief.
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