Has anyone attempted and succeeded in adding a motor to a Durston
Rolling mill? Hubby is a tool and die maker and is thinking about
doing this for mine...just wondering if someone has done it.
I motorized my mill, but it wasn’t a Durston.
I really don’t think the brand of mill is that important a part of
the motorizing equation. All mills, no matter the make, have a place
the power is applied, usually a crank.
To add a motor the crank is replaced with a sprocket, pulley or gear
to transfer the power from the motor to the mill. Generally, the
motor used must be a gearmotor. Gearmotors have a speed reducing &
power increasing unit that is attached directly to the motor frame.
I’d bet your hubby will do an excellent job & have lots of fun doing