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Make or Buy A Power Feed for Your Mini-Mill
May 7, 2009
3:40 PM
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Rob
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Brass_Machine over at Home Model Engine Machinist suggested this link.  It has information and pictures about using a Saab wiper motor for a power feed.

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April 15, 2009
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Image EnlargerI took a couple of machine shop classes and got spoiled by the X-axis power feeds on the Bridgeport mills.  Ever since then I have thought about adding one to my Harbor Freight Mini-Mill (Sieg X2).

Beside reducing wear and tear on your arm and the boredom of turning and turning and turning a wheel, a power feed can produce a better finish on your parts because it moves the table at a more uniform speed than you probably can.  It will also feed much slower than your own patience may allow, for those times when a very slow feed…

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