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    Have been trying to find a 500 lb chain fall (chain block/hoist) and have had no luck.
    In my younger days it was hard to find higher tonnage hoist and the small light weight hoist was real common.
    I need it for loading my mill and lathe and need the short height & fast chain action as overhead is limited.
    I also had found a shop built chain fall on the internet but can not seem to find now and it was perfect for my application.
    Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
    Bill in SE Idaho
    With enough time & motivation anything can be fixed

  • #2
    Does this help? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_pulley
    Amount of experience is in direct proportion to the value of broken equipment.

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    • #3
      That,s the system I am looking for with chain,s.
      There was an article on the internet where a guy built one with sprockets for the chain and I misplaced the article which showed how he did it.
      He used pins in a pulley to make the sprocket but I guess I can use the formula shown on the page you pointed me to and figure it out.
      I was being lazy & hoping to buy one but cant find any
      Bill in SE Idaho
      With enough time & motivation anything can be fixed

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      • #4
        There is a thread here on the topic.
        http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=40602

        One of the posts referenced Frank Ford's work:
        http://www.frets.com/homeshoptech/Pr...minihoist.html

        It is a neat little setup.

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        • #5
          Hoistman:

          http://www.elephantlifting.com/produ...ltrasmall.html

          Sears etc. carries these.

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          • #6
            Have you checked Harbor Freight? They have some lighter weight ones for not a lot of money IIRC.
            Ron
            USAF Ret. (E-8)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bvd1940
              Have been trying to find a 500 lb chain fall (chain block/hoist) and have had no luck.
              In my younger days it was hard to find higher tonnage hoist and the small light weight hoist was real common.
              I need it for loading my mill and lathe and need the short height & fast chain action as overhead is limited.
              I also had found a shop built chain fall on the internet but can not seem to find now and it was perfect for my application.
              Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
              I have a few 500 and 1000 lbs units. I dont know what you want to spend or what shipping would be. these are oldies buy goodies.
              PM me and we can talk

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 2ManyHobbies
                There is a thread here on the topic.
                http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=40602

                One of the posts referenced Frank Ford's work:
                http://www.frets.com/homeshoptech/Pr...minihoist.html

                It is a neat little setup.
                A thousand thanks that was the article I was searching for.
                That is a real small chain fall and is perfect for my application.
                Bill in SE Idaho
                With enough time & motivation anything can be fixed

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                • #9
                  You might find this good enough. http://www.harborfreight.com/garage-...ist-67144.html

                  Bob

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                  • #10
                    as always, check Craigslist. I have been able to get two at very good prices through CL. One was even a long reach type which would lift more than 20 feet as I recall. You are likely to find 1/2 ton and larger.
                    gvasale

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                    • #11
                      I just bought this on ebay 310378382084. Very high quality, very small,weighs 7#,1000# cap,2000# dbl line, very handy.
                      "Let me recommend the best medicine in the
                      world: a long journey, at a mild season, through a pleasant
                      country, in easy stages."
                      ~ James Madison

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                      • #12
                        All the above are to tall from hook to hook and it needs to operate from floor level off a jib beam.
                        The link to fords chain fall build is the one I was originally looking for as it is small in height and works from the floor
                        Bill in SE Idaho
                        With enough time & motivation anything can be fixed

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                        • #13
                          I built one for myself and had problems with the chain wanting to twist. I even tried a reverse twist on the chain , but could not get it to work smoothly. The chain twist causes it to jamb. Loaded it from 5 to 100 lbs heaver the load the worst the twist and jamb.

                          Bob

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