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Robo
04-10-2009, 06:45 PM
Anyone have a good source for ball cranks? I need a couple for my millrite.

winchman
04-10-2009, 06:53 PM
As usual, McMaster-Carr has some under "Machine Handle Cranks". See pages 2179 and 2180.

SGW
04-10-2009, 07:55 PM
Try www.reidtool.com

Bill Pace
04-10-2009, 08:07 PM
Heres another ---- hang on to your wallet:eek:

http://www.valtrainc.com/Cataloglist.htm

the prices prodded me to finally tackle making my own...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/pace1980/Ball%20Handles/misc008.jpg

chrsbrbnk
04-11-2009, 12:47 AM
theres some of these out there where shops convert manual machines to cnc so they ussally replace the handles with the safer style so both the screws and handles are really cheap try David Olsen Company we bought a whole horde of screws and replaced the bridgeport screws with them and have a bunch of cranks laying around now

10KPete
04-11-2009, 02:37 AM
I like Reid, the outfit SGW linked to, for that sort of thing. They have a much bigger selection than anyone else I've found.

Pete

Circlip
04-11-2009, 06:43 AM
A few bits of scrap steel and :- http://www.haythornthwaite.com/Ball%20Turning.htm

Regards Ian. :D

With the up and over version, it's relatively easy to turn "3 Ball" handles.

GKman
04-11-2009, 08:04 AM
Not what you asked for but in the same category. I just got one of these for $7.95. Chrome cast iron 5" handwheel. I like it. Search for "handwheel and "hand wheel" both at Grizzly to find all.
http://www.grizzlyindustrial.com/outlet/Hand-Wheel-5-/H3472

Is a "safety" wheel one that the crank stays spring-loaded in?

Third, on my Lagun mill the ball cranks has some disks behind them with internal splines, external splines and other junk but have been retrofit solid. Anybody explain this?

Circlip
04-11-2009, 08:21 AM
Safety one looks to replace normal sticky out one, like a fold away kickstart.

Mod Sir John????????

Regards Ian.

Robo
04-11-2009, 10:14 PM
Heres another ---- hang on to your wallet:eek:

http://www.valtrainc.com/Cataloglist.htm

the prices prodded me to finally tackle making my own...
http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b301/pace1980/Ball%20Handles/misc008.jpg

That does it now I have to have a lathe:rolleyes: