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Short Power Feed

Post by mike71 » Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:30 pm

I'm wanting to add a power feed to my mill, but the only ones I see hang to far down to work on my table top mill...

Any ideas ?

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Post by Black_Moons » Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:25 am

Make your own :) its not that hard to make one that for example just sits 'inline' with the table and eats more room along the X axis insted of sitting under the table.

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Post by Inspector » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:46 pm ... ET_Machine

These type may fit. The minor disadvantage is they sit higher than the table so long stuff needs to be on blocks to clear.


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Post by dly31 » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:41 pm

I think the accessory power feeds can be installed with the motor pointing in directions other than straight down, if that might work.

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Post by JimGlass » Fri Jul 24, 2009 5:51 am


I had the same issues with the store bought power feeds as you. I also wanted the power feed to be on the left side of the table.

Here is a power feed I rigged up 10 years ago and still use.

I used a DC gearmotor and wired in a double pole double throw switch for forward/off/reverse. When the power feed is not being used I remove the belt. I slip the belt back on in just a few seconds to get the power feed ready to use.

Works for me.

Tool & Die Maker/Electrician, Retired 2007

So much to learn and so little time.

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