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Old 10-20-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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Anyone know what I need to hook my drill up to this sucker? I'm so sick of hand cranking it for half an hour:



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Old 10-20-2007, 02:19 PM   #2
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Find a bolt that will thread in there - one that's at least two inches. Cut the head off the bolt and flatten one side (not the threads). If you have access to some kind of grinder, that will make the job easy.

Hook up your drill and go!

The flat side may not be 100% necessary, but it will help if you can do it.

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Find a bolt that will thread in there - one that's at least two inches. Cut the head off the bolt and flatten one side (not the threads). If you have access to some kind of grinder, that will make the job easy.

Hook up your drill and go!

I'm gonna drive up to lowes right now and see if they can help me, I was just starting to crank and decided f* this. I'm gonna be brewing again tommorow so might as well figure this out now.
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It's hard to tell from the picture - is that just too big to get the 3-pt chuck around? Since it's got 3 flat sides, it seems like it wouldn't need any mods unless it's just too big.

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Conveniently enough, I was sitting 2 feet from both my modded corona mill and my camera when I read your post, so here goes...

All it took for me was a hex head bolt with a long enough unthreaded portion, a matching nut, and some washers. I don't remember the bolt thread size, all I remember is that it was metric - but take the original bolt/eyelet thing to the hardware store with you and match it up.

Then, you just cut the head off the bolt, and put it together - using enough washers to make up for the fact that the threaded hole in the shaft isn't very deep.

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I don't have anything to cut a bolt, hopefully they'll do it for me up at lowes.

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It's hard to tell from the picture - is that just too big to get the 3-pt chuck around? Since it's got 3 flat sides, it seems like it wouldn't need any mods unless it's just too big.
It's too big for mine, it's about 3/4inch.
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You don't have a dremel? Who doesn't have a dremel?

Got a friend with a dremel? or a hack saw?

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........ using enough washers to make up for the fact that the threaded hole in the shaft isn't very deep.
Or you could just tighten the nut against the shaft.

Yeah, they're not going to cut it for you.
Unless maybe you go to tool rental, they might help you out there.

A local hardware store might be able to help you out a bit better.
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Cheap hacksaw is about $5.00. Pony up and get it, or get some real tools like an angle grinder or a dremmel.

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