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Old 11-18-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
Mar 2009
Portland, OR
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So I was a dumb ass and tried turning my grain mill with this crappy old drill. Unfortunately it stripped a metal off the drive shaft on the mill. My dumb assery has driven me to finally invest in a motor, but I'm worried it will be hard to mount a sheeve or coupler because the diameters all messed up.

Any advice on salvaging the mill. I have a JSP Maltmill, and here's a picture of the damage.

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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Feb 2011
Kokomo, IN
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I'm sure there a number of things you could do to get a sheave/adapter to fit. Building it back up a little with some JB Weld comes to mind.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:41 PM   #3
Sep 2011
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Just get a pulley that uses an Allen head screw to hold it on an you will be fine.

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Old 11-18-2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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I was worried this would happen to me some day with the way my shank looked after the first time I used it. You could always keep doing what you're doing, just get a dremmel and shave some grooves into it for the drill to grab onto. If you don't have one, everyone should. It is by far my most used tool.

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