The Denbigh Drill

  1. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Engineers merchant didn’t sell steel balls either. I’ll have to file a bit of scrap steel to be almost spherical :D
     
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  2. Matthew Tinker Member

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    Bearing factors sell individual steel balls for bearings, buy a bearing ball online, put it into the heart of a barbecue, leave it until morning to normalise, and you have your soft ball!

    Cheers, Matthew, a fellow Denbigh drill owner!!
     
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  3. Brad93

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    Someone bought a load of soft steel balls on here a while ago. Was it @Seadog
     
  4. Seadog

    Seadog Forum Supporter

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    Nope, but I do remember the post. Can't think who, now.
     
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  5. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    One for the fan club. Love you guys :thumbup:
     
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  6. Dr.Al

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    It was me - I bought them from atlasball.co.uk
     
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  7. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    I need just one ball for the locating of the backgear handle. It’s spring loaded but the grub screw and ball were missing. To my delight however the spring was not - it was gummed up inside stuck to the shaft. Result!
     
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  8. Dr.Al

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    What size do you need?
     
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  9. slim_boy_fat

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    Watching, as I have too.
     
  10. Matthew Tinker Member

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    By the way, I should have offered earlier, if you need me to measure anything like the détente ball , I'd be happy to oblige!

    Cheers, Matthew
     
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  11. Geoffm Member

    So what is progress on this? Must be finished by now?
     
  12. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Drive pulley has been braze repaired. Not much else done... super busy with work and I cracked a tooth which has meant a LOT of funds have been reallocated. If you want to buy this drill let me know, no machine is safe atm as I need funds :D
     
  13. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Running in reverse. I later switched the motor polarity so it’s all working good. It’s not exactly a quiet running machine!

     
  14. Tigman

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    That's the same noise as mine ! Looks very nice
     
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  15. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Oh good to know! I like hearing the click click of the belt join going around the pulleys.
     
  16. Geoffm Member

    Sounds like you one, quieter if anything.
    When I built my gantry crane I didn't have a magnetic drill so for the 20mm fixing bolts to the upright legs, I had one end of the 3m steel beam on the trailer, other end on the drill table and used a jack to tweak the trailer to get it level. Worked a charm and I am sure my little Chinese drill would have broken the table under the load.
     
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  17. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    It feels unfathomably powerful when drilling, that’s for sure. Trying to sell it at the moment, need cash and space. It’s on Trademe if you’re interested?? :D
     
  18. Turbo Member

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    If a bit jams in that there's no way you'll ever stall the drill!

    A local fabricator who made agricultural equipment had one of those drills for drilling large holes. One time a large bit got caught in the hole, sending him flying & injuring him badly. After that he had all sorts of long levers made for holding stuff he was drilling that was too big for a vice.
     
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  19. Tigman

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    I got a dead leg one time stood the wrong side of a long bar , painful but never get caught again you tend to learn fast !
     
  20. Dieselkid 63

    Dieselkid 63 Banned from forklifts

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    Yeah I rest things against the column, not sure if it’s great for the column but you don’t get that light speed swiping action if something inevitably bites.
     
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