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Old 06-17-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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Default Belt drive conversion on 550w mini mill

Thinking about the belt conv,on my mill,wifey doesn't like the noise.I have looked at the commercial one and have plans to make my own,but seems a lot of hassle getting materials etc,is there a supplier of a kit in the UK.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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Default Re: Belt drive conversion on 550w mini mill

RGD tools prob have some pulleys that will do you what model mill is it ? X1 X2 X3 ?


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Old 06-17-2010, 05:14 PM   #3
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Hi Peter,it is the X2 with larger motor and longer table ,sold by Warco.
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Old 06-18-2010, 01:37 PM   #4
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That's all sorted thanks to a kind member who put me in touch with someone who had most of the bits,pulleys,belt and motor plate for sale.
I should have them tomorrow morning.
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Old 06-26-2010, 02:57 PM   #5
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Well that died a death,the bits were no use as with the larger motor everything is different,had my money back on good old e-bay.
Thought I would mention it in case someone else has the same idea,I shall give my misses a pair of ear plugs untill I have the time to make something up.
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Old 06-30-2010, 03:41 PM   #6
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Hi,
I have converted my mill myself.
Was not to hard to do. If you want my plans, just tell me. Oh why bother. I'll attach them for you.

They are metric, and for a Real Bull X2, which has its control box in a different location then the "normal" ones.

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Old 06-30-2010, 04:03 PM   #7
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Thanks very much for that Lykle.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:49 PM   #8
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Sorry for the thread bump.
I have an Einhell MBF550 which is also a 550 Watt Mini mill and I suspect similar. As of yet I haven't broken the plastic gears but I would like to do some fly cutting and from what I have read that will end in tears.

I have heard repeatedly that the kit from LMS won't fit the Einhell so I suppose I will have to make my own.

It's great to see some metric plans! Can I just ask the following:
What angle are those V pulleys and what belt was used in the conversion?

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Old 09-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #9
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Hi

I too own a Einhell mini mill

i have done the belt-drive myselft, not too hard to do, i based my desing in the LMS common design

but have to move the circuit box a little to make room for the bottom plate, doing this there is no more room for the torsion spring arm so I done the air spring mod simultaneously



I dont remember well..the slower speed was arround 2000 RPM and the higher 4000 RMPS

The belt i bougth from LMS is a Truflex 0130, the angle cant remember either, but i measure it directly from the belt in my hand and a protactor jajaja

now im planning to change the beltdrive for some other drive design that allow me to have more torque, reducing the spindle speed to ranges like hi-torque 0-500 rpm, normal-torque 0-1000 rpm and high-speed 0-2000 rpms

but thats ir more future from now

anyway Corvus how long habe you owned the Einhell mini mill?

i wish to comparate my mini mill with some other of the same kind, to see if the problems that have showed mine are common or just i got bad luck jajaj


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Old 09-28-2010, 07:54 PM   #10
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I had tro space out the control box exactly the same as that Anko, as the plate fouled it otherwise. Here are the parts for mine in, roughly, their working position relative to each other. A very simple project really.



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