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GK1918

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One asset on a Bridgeport is a brake. Us toolmaster guys dont have that privledge. Mainly when using a boring head. It takes forever to stop with their massive flywheel and
fan. Thinking about my shaper brake, a simple rubber wedge that when braked wedges into an unused pulley. So I have a nice chrome trans shift handle with knob Hurst I think
and either a wedge or a belt cut in half with ends mounted to the handle so its a "dead belt" to slow/stop the pulley. Has to be mounted to a motor pulley NOT the spindle cause
that will stress out the timming expensive belt to much... So is this worth the effort or an ole man a blowin smoke again.. common their Daryl what ya think...
samuel
 

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What about using a braking function of an electronic drive?
 

shott8283

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I'm still working on figuring a way to add a mechanical brake to my TM ill have to get the cover off the head to see what the options are... interested to see what the OP comes up with
 

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Mine has the brake, but it's a bit buggered up. I'll try to get pics tonight, weather and chores permitting.
 

Ulma Doctor

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Samuel, the idea is a good one and is doable for sure!
i like the hearst shifter idea, i'd like to see the thing when it's done!:D
 

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GK1918,
Please provide pics and a sketch when she is done!
I've got a 1B.
Yep, takes forever....

Daryl
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The Milacron 1D version (about '70 or '71) has a hand break high on the right side. Yup, it is nice. David
 

GK1918

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Just one more thing I haven't got to yet because of this

sam New lift.jpg
 
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