Enco Drill Press
|Name||Enco Drill Press|
|Arrival Date||December 2015|
In December 2015, we acquired an Enco Drill Press from HGR.
Current Status: Functional, but see below
- Chuck - 5/8“ JT3
- Quill feed: 5”?
- Belt - 13mm x 1132mm seems to be the closest measurement (SPA1132)
- Needs additional feed lever arms (has one, currently)
- These are curious. The existing one is something ever so slightly smaller than 1/2“ (12mm?), but testing a 1/2” bolt in some of the holes seemed to be a good fit, so we should be able to fabricate or find acceptable replacements.
- Suggestion: get a few feet of 1/2“ steel rod and thread one end for 1/2”, and figure out something for the knobs.
- simpler solution - get a few feet of 1/2“ threaded rod and get 1/2” threaded knobs ($3 each from McMaster or Grainger)
Place & bolt back onto standDONE! one bolt seems a bit crooked. Should fix sometime.
Future work that could be done:
- Set up depth stop/gauge mechanism?
- See the second half of this video for an example of what I'm thinking of
- Find the measurements of the spindle where it would attach, approximate distance to where the depth stop would go, and diameter of the depth stop hole.
- Start with a wooden “proof of concept before making it in aluminum?
- Cut out hole with hole saw/CNC/whatever
- drill holes to 1/4-20 tap diameter (#7, IIRC) or smaller if necessary, cut in half, tap one half and bore the other?
- use transfer punch to mark where to drill for threaded rod
- Grizzly sell a variety of threaded “stop collars” that would be a massive improvement over nuts on threaded rod, but only available in a handful of sizes (one kind in 3/8” (called a Quill Stop), and the other in 3/8“, 1/2”, 8mm, and 10mm (Threaded Stop Collars))
enco_drill_press.txt · Last modified: 2018/01/14 22:18 by sdh7