Hello there. I have a quick, but sort of strange, question. I am a big fan of apple cider and have recently have been designing and building a grinder and press. They are both done and ready to go (work well, too), but I have a problem with the grinder.
My grinder is VERY similar to the one seen here.
(yes, I understand a food processor would work better, but I am just getting into the cider scene!)
Currently, I am cranking the grinder by hand, which really takes a toll on the arm after grinding a few dozen apples. I was thinking (instead of using a large pulley and motor like the link above) of using a variable speed drill (110v, not battery) and running it low speed to power the grinder (either the drill normally, or taking it apart and salvaging the motor).
Do the pro DIY'ers think it will work? I don't foresee any problems with it as the people often use 18v drill motors and batteries to power robots (BotsIQ
in schools, for example), and I am sure they are used for other things.
Just figured I would run it by you all... thoughts? Any other ideas?
Thanks in Advance - Mike (ste6168)
edit- I didn't post in the the "tool" section, becuase its not a direct tool question, per se...