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keth524
09-30-2014, 12:54 PM
I finally sold my mill/drill, I kept the powerfeed since I only used the damn thing 2 times. what does it take to convert they mill/drill power feed to make it work with a Bridgeport or a index milling machine? the bronze bevel gear and the bracket?

im asking because I have it for sale on fleabay for 200 but if I can make it work with the index mill, the Bridgeport has a lyman mk7 on the table feed so I really don't need it on that one, but if it will work with the index mill, I will keep it.

loose nut
09-30-2014, 01:33 PM
If it is an "Align" version then it may be possible to mount it directly but perpendicular to the way it mounts on a mill/drill. Some models will mount horizontally as on a mill/drill and also mount vertically on a bridgy type mill. This also depends on if the mounting's line up with your Bridgy, some do, some.........

Check this site

http://www.elrodmachine.com/Align%20Power%20Feeds.htm

If it like the "green" drive, typical for mill/ drills then the horizontal mounting plate comes off and it then mounts vertically. If it is the other type shown it depends on the mounting holes etc.

keth524
09-30-2014, 04:32 PM
its the AL-500D
http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q797/keith524/photo240_zps5e88d635.jpg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/keith524/media/photo240_zps5e88d635.jpg.html)

loose nut
09-30-2014, 06:51 PM
The two parts in front are used to mount it on a mill/drill which you probably know already. With them removed it mounts onto the end of the X-axis lead screw in place of the hand wheel and some other bits, you will need to look up the instructions on their website if you don't have them. This is all dependent on it fitting your mill, they are not all the same. There may be an adapter plate/parts available from the manufacturer to fit a specific mill if it doesn't fit or you could make them.

keth524
09-30-2014, 11:47 PM
I appreciate it loose nut, but it sold today... they scooped it up quick! thanks anyways.

Euph0ny
10-01-2014, 01:53 AM
Mr Kilroy is just running a series of videos on adapting a power feed unit. Might be of some interest - look for Power Feed #1, 2 and 3

http://www.youtube.com/user/jtkilroy/videos