Mark V dedicated drill press conversion for Michael Strom.
The stand is heavy gage 1 1/2 x 2" square tubing MIG welded
with a 13 gage steel plate top. To facilitate caster and pad
mounting two pieces of Unistrut were used on the lower left and
right frame members. Also, heavy channel iron supports
under the top and welded angle iron brackets for mounting the
Mark V pivot base through existing screw holes. Fixed casters
in the rear and wide spaced swivel casters in front with screw
down pads to keep it in place. A drawer was added for storage on
full extension ball bearing guides.
To make the Mark V more drill press oriented the motor was
changed to a 1725 rpm full 1 HP (15 amp vs the SS 13.5 amp)
Dayton motor. A special plate (not yet painted) was fabricated to
mount the motor and a Lovejoy variable sheave mounted to work with the
existing MarkV speed control. The belt guard will be modified
to cover the entire belt, pulley and shaft of the motor but the
motor itself will remain exposed. In the present configuration
the speed range is 400 to 3000 rpm. It seems to work great but it will
have to prove itself through more testing.
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