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Homemade Miniature Chain Hoist


Miniature Chain Hoist

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BUILDER:
Frank Ford on frets.com
DESCRIPTION:
Homemade miniature chain hoist constructed from machine chain, a brass pulley, and an aluminum frame. Glides along a 1" galvanized pipe track.
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(8)
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Oct 04, 2018 6:47 AM
cncdigger
I have been looking at this hoist for the last few days and I'm wondering how the load can be lifted if the 2 chains are looped around each pulley independantly as they seem to be. To me, all that does is when you pull on one chain, it just spins the other one faster (with no lifting or lowering action. To be able to move the hook up and down, one of the strand that goes thru the hook pulley must be fixed somewhere on the housing at the top. Or maybe I'm missing something. I'm no mechanical engineering! Can someone guide me here. Maybe Mr. Ford?
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DIY Miniature Chain Hoist - comment on how to build a Miniature Chain Hoist - 7 comments
cncdigger says:
Oct 04, 2018 6:47 AM
I have been looking at this hoist for the last few days and I'm wondering how the load can be lifted if the 2 chains are looped around each pulley independantly as they seem to be. To me, all that does is when you pull on one chain, it just spins the other one faster (with no lifting or lowering action. To be able to move the hook up and down, one of the strand that goes thru the hook pulley must be fixed somewhere on the housing at the top. Or maybe I'm missing something. I'm no mechanical engineering! Can someone guide me here. Maybe Mr. Ford?

Anonymous says:
Apr 05, 2017 4:27 PM
Too bad you had to garbage up the component instructions. I would have enjoyed looking at them!

Anonymous says:
Mar 26, 2017 8:12 PM
The answers is in the title.

Anonymous says:
May 01, 2016 5:30 AM
I am with Johnmto, I want to know how this is anchored.

JohnMTO says:
Mar 12, 2016 9:17 AM
Top drawer-- how & what are the floor plates anchored to?

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