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#1 bh115577 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 12:53 PM

I do some reel mower sharpening in my home shop and have been wanting to set this up since we moved in last summer.

 

16' of barn door rail and a 440lb capacity electric hoist. Hoist can lift 880lbs with double line but the rail and hardware is only rated for 450lbs.

 

Should save a good bit of time and my back as well.

 

 

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 01:12 PM

Nice set up. That should make things much easier.

 

 

 

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 01:19 PM

That is a great setup, very nice job. :thumbs:


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 01:21 PM

Neat system to have. Great idea using the door rail. :thumbs:


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 04:00 PM


Funny I have that same hoist and same foley grinder in my shop at work.

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 04:13 PM

Funny I have that same hoist and same foley grinder in my shop at work.

Don

Wish I had something more automated but it does the trick and I traded some labor for it so I shouldn't complain.



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 04:35 PM

Anything to make the job easier, nice set up.

 

 

 

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:12 PM


But I also have an Express Dual 2000 so the Foley only gets used for bedknives.

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:16 PM

That sure is a great set up.  Thanks for the photographs.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:22 PM

Good deal to have a hoist.

Make sure that thing stays up in the air! We have 400-500 hoists and hoist systems at work, and they are considered one of our greatest liabilities (insurance/OSHA wise).


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Nice setup.  I hope to set something up down the road.


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Posted March 06, 2013 - 06:43 PM

But I also have an Express Dual 2000 so the Foley only gets used for bedknives.

Don

We are all Express Dual at the resort for speed, efficiency, and high quality of cut. With myself and 6 full time Techs in the shops and these spin grinders, we don't do any back lapping. Spin often and spin light. 

 

My side business is for mostly mom and pop courses that can't afford much. Certainly not the dealerships. That's why I grind a good relief angle for them and they can back lap throughout the season.



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 06:53 PM

Good deal to have a hoist.

Make sure that thing stays up in the air! We have 400-500 hoists and hoist systems at work, and they are considered one of our greatest liabilities (insurance/OSHA wise).

Sounds as though you are quite familiar with this type of thing since your talking about insurance and OSHA.

 

What's your opinion of this setup???

 

2x6's bolted with 1/4x5 lag bolts with flat washers at 4 corners and spaced at 2 feet into the bottom of the truss frames. All holes pilot drilled to avoid splitting. I'm certain I found the center of each truss 2 by 4.

Rail bolted with 5/16x3 lags with flat washers. 3 bolts at each 2x6. Rail sections are 8 feet.



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Posted March 06, 2013 - 09:20 PM

PO of my house installed an engine hoist frame made of 6X6 oak in the shop/garage.  I use parts of it to hang my 120v. Warn Pulz-all to use as my hoist.  It's rated to 1000#, less than my come-along, but it's sure much handier and quicker than a hand cranked ratchet pull!  I have loops of chain over 2 of the horizontals.  No "traveller" (yet) but way better than I was doing before.  I leave it right up between uses and just let it pull itself horizontal up out of the way.

 

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Posted March 06, 2013 - 09:26 PM

I'll send ya my Ranomes reels LOL.... nice setup.

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