Drill press + speed control

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Forum topic by Frank Lopes posted 08-19-2017 12:35 AM 448 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Frank Lopes

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08-19-2017 12:35 AM

I have a Porter Cable PCB660DP drill press which is capable of 12 speeds.
Because of the low ceiling where the drill press is, it is a pain lifting the pulleys’s cover to change speeds.

Was thinking: would it work if I used the speed control that Harbor Freight sells?

Any ideas? Any concerns?

I appreciate your comments


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#1 posted 08-19-2017 01:28 AM

Not going to work. It is much more difficult to regulate speed of induction motors which are normally installed in drill presses than that of routers with their collector motors, and that HF gizmo is just for the latter. You need to find something that can change the current frequency, and all solutions I know of are pretty costly.

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