View Full Version : Big Daishowa Speed Increaser

27-04-2014, 07:28 PM
I bought this several years ago to increase the speed on my benchtop mill high enough to use single flute V-bit carbide engraving cutters for marking vernier wheel graduations on a job, when I'd finished the job I put it on a shelf and forgot about it.
Last year I came across it again and for no really good reason decided to pull the chuck off - it came off but so did the taper it mounted to, scrapping the output shaft! :frown: Back on the shelf it went.
Last week I noticed it again and stripped it to find that the centre shaft was mainly 10mm with a 6mm section for the floating top bearing and a ground "race" in the middle for the speed increaser ball drive to engage.
Yesterday my latest order of 4 ER11 Collet chucks on 10mm shafts arrived and a plan sort of came together, this morning I spent an hour turning, grinding, polishing and reassembling with the result in the photos.

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q158/magicniner/b001b954-76df-44dc-b574-2bdd7ee3f394_zps3282c9b0.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/magicniner/media/b001b954-76df-44dc-b574-2bdd7ee3f394_zps3282c9b0.jpg.html)
http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q158/magicniner/4beeefe4-ea8a-45d4-b5dd-11d6f337d1ab_zps26e82e79.jpg (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/magicniner/media/4beeefe4-ea8a-45d4-b5dd-11d6f337d1ab_zps26e82e79.jpg.html)
I need to check runout with an indicator but it was imperceptible when running in at 200 to 2500 rpm input mounted in a 30mm ER40 collet in the lathe,

- Nick

Lee Roberts
21-03-2015, 11:38 PM
How did it get on ?

22-03-2015, 09:50 AM
It works really well, thanks Lee.
It's nice to be able to push 1mm endmills through steel and aluminium at a manageable manual feedrate instead of having the mill in top gear with the motor screaming and still worry about breaking tools.
Next time I strip it down I'll measure it all up and create a solid model, it ought to be an easier build and more durable than the geared speed increasers for which plans are available,