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Baldrocker

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A favourite conversion
« on: June 14, 2010, 09:55:49 PM »
The easiest repurpose El cheapo drill press to tapping machine.
36v dc geared motor, toroid transformer, 600v bridge rectifer.
Belt set slightly loose to avoid snapping taps, on/off, forward/reverse switches, and Bobs your uncle.

Offline Brass_Machine

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Re: A favourite conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2010, 01:09:59 PM »
Very cool. Are you using a tapping head for that?

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Baldrocker

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Re: A favourite conversion
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2010, 08:07:17 PM »
Eric
Have'nt got that far yet just using the original chuck. Not too sure how to make a proper tapping head.
Must admit ita a pita (that was a genuine typo but it looks good so I'll leave it) trying to get the chuck
tight enough.
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Re: A favourite conversion
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 07:41:55 PM »
Eric
Have'nt got that far yet just using the original chuck. Not too sure how to make a proper tapping head.
Must admit ita a pita (that was a genuine typo but it looks good so I'll leave it) trying to get the chuck
tight enough.
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Have you considered chucking a tee handled tap wrench, minus the handle, in the drill chuck similar to the way you use a pin vise? That way you would not have to re-tighten the chuck each time you used a tap.

Joe
« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 07:45:02 PM by 75Plus »

Baldrocker

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Re: A favourite conversion
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 10:12:34 PM »
Joe
I'll give that a go, have to turn down the handle part to fit the drill chuck but I cant see why it wont work.
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