I made this Small Workshop Lift-Table a few years ago and use it almost daily.
The table is raised and lowered by using a 1/2 horse drill with a socket attachment to turn a nut welded to the end of an ACME threaded rod that goes through another ACME Nut. ~ ( Click Here to See Video Example )
ACME thread is considered a ‘Trapezoidal Thread Form” used for simple Leadscrews because the thread’s tooth shape wears better and allows it to carry a greater load much easier than common threaded ‘ready rod‘.
Depending on the direction the threaded rod is turned the lift lowers or raises.
The Lift-Table can be lowered down close to the floor or raised to over 5 feet …
Also made a ‘Scrap Metal’ stand for the Media Blasting box …
When I built this Small Lift-Table didn’t think I would use it as much as I do; however, it has turned out to be a wonderful ‘Back-Saver’ and I just used it again today to transfer a heavy Sand Blasting Cabinet full of Abrasive Media from a higher table to the new lower STAND I fabricated out of leftover ‘scrap’ metal.
I plan to use the Small Lift-Table to raise and lower the Large Lift’s tabletop because it is the easiest method for me ~ Just drive out the Jeep out ~ Move the Small Lift-Table under the large tabletop and use the 1/2 horse drill with a socket attachment to move it up to touch the bottom of the large table ~ Remove the bolts from Large Lift-Table legs ~ Raise or lower table to new height ~ Put the bolts back in place and done! 🙂
I put CAD files for the Small Workshop Lift-Table on GrabCAD
VIDEO LINK: http://www.screencast.com/t/8hXXBa9juj
~ CHEERS …
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