I’m up late, ordering a worm drive winch (thanks Firefly!) to lift the heavy head off my drill press for installation of replacement parts. I’m also considering a benchtop mill (from Little Machine Shop), which would require a lot of mechanical advantage to get it to benchtop height.
Here’s Firefly’s convincing arguments as to the benefits of a worm drive winch for lifting heavy items. I’ll still need to do some DIY construction to make a temporary gantry, but the winch will provide for an easier setup than I had before, with two pulleys and rope.
Anyway, I checked for my email confirmation for the winch, and BAM, a Zoro email hits my inbox. There’s going to be a 25% off flash sale starting in a few hours. Minimum order amount is $250.
I like Zoro for a lot of things. Sometimes their prices are high, other times I can’t trust them to ship something damage free (like 80/20 extrusions or metal tool boxes).
Overall, I have had way more positive experiences with Zoro than negative. Their customer service is great.
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What are you going to buy? I’m going to get a Llambrich keyless chuck. I’ll need something else to push me above $250, but I don’t know what that’ll be. Maybe some 5/16″ socket cap screws if I can determine what I’ll need for an upcoming project in time.