Scotchman (Dvorak) Ironworker
Recently a small 30 ton Scotchman (Dorvak) 314 ironworker followed me home...it had such sad eyes...I just couldn't say "No". :<)
Well this ironworker has led a tough life...apparently it came from a school where maintainance was an exception, not the rule. Fortunately it was seldomly used so there is a lot of life in it with a little loving care.
I would be interested in hearing from those who have a similar ironworker...here are some pictures similar to what followed me home.
I would be interested in pictures of your machine (I suspect I may be missing some parts) and what mods you have made (infeed/outfeed tables, guards, mounted on wheels, etc.).
I would also be interested in what accessories anyone had made for their ironworker. This ironworker has a straight shear, punch and
right angle shear. While I have read that this ironworker did have accessory options, it is not apparent where they would fit...I suspect
someone might have welded the right angle shear table to the main machine. Can anyone confirm whether this station is removable or not?
Since it has had several paint jobs (I have one scheduled for it after it has been refubished, I cannot tell if this station is original or
Finally does anyone have a link to any documentation that discusses the safe operation of an ironworker? While its operation is apparent, like any tool there are issues that one must be aware to operate it efficiently and safely. Time to read the instruction before...and not after an accident due to ignorance.
Try the manufacturer for operating instructions.
Originally Posted by Too_Many_Tools
They're usually fairly paranoid about people using their older machines consequently very generous with the latest safety cautions.
A while back I ordered some small seals for a machine accessory. Included with the ordered parts was a handful of caution stickers to be applied and a newish instruction book.
BTW, have you noticed when you buy a small electric tool the first twenty pages of the manual are safety precautions?
Originally Posted by DR
I already have the manual from the manufacturer...it is a photocopied version with poor pictures.
I am looking for better photos (request into the manufacturer also) to assess if I am missing any parts, verify I have the latest safety shields, and to note what mods and accessories others have made to their machines.
And of course I am looking for any information as to the safe usage of an ironworker.
Has anyone made any accessories for their ironworker? If so, I would love to hear and see them.
How about a back fence to make duplicate pieces easily? moves from shear to punch to angle shear.
I got the pdf owners manual somewhere.. not on this laptop. If you need it.
I put a 120 volt 2hp pressure washer motor on mine, it runs on 120 now. these have a belt drive pump in the bottom under the skirt. You can put any motor with enough uphmpph to pull it on there.. easily. now mine runs on a drop cord. A big drop cord but it does none the less.
Excuse me, I farted.