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Discussion in 'Sensors and Actuators' started by ash77ah, Jul 20, 2012.

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  1. ash77ah

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    Hello, i'm looking for some advise on a project im starting, I need to control the speed of a power drill with a dial speed controller. I plan on simply replacing the trigger on the drill with a dial speed controller.

    The drill I plan on using is:
    http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/wc...ay?langId=110&storeId=10151&partNumber=803662

    The speed controller I was looking at using is:
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/270896429269?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
    OR
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Woods-ME1...0?pt=UK_BOI_Restaurant_RL&hash=item27c87dad8a

    Any advise would be great!

    Thanks, Ash.
     
  2. CocaCola

    CocaCola

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    You might be better off getting a "router speed control" or "tool speed control" they are made just for this application...
     
  3. ash77ah

    ash77ah

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    I have been searching in vain to fine such a thing in the UK.

    And sorry should have mentioned i'll be using UK mains as im in the UK :)
     
  4. duke37

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    The drill you show has a speed control, 0 to 2800 rpm, so you do not need an external control.

    With powers such as this, a triac light dimmer will do. These come in a fitting for a standard box so the thing can be made safe.
     
  5. ash77ah

    ash77ah

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    I know that the trigger will of the power drill will control the speed of the rpm I need to control it with a dial control so It can be left on a set speed and adjusted easily.
     
  6. duke37

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    The drill looks to have a knob to adjust the speed on the trigger. I have a drill with a speed control like this and will do what you want.

    Have you bought the drill and investigated the control?
     
  7. CDRIVE

    CDRIVE Hauling 10' pipe on a Trek Shift3

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    What are you going to be using the drill motor for?
     
  8. duke37

    duke37

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    Here is a picture of my drill which looks similar to yours (B&D KD355CRE).
    It has a twiddle knob as you require.
     

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