Power Rake build

   / Power Rake build #43  
You might want to consider some weld hardfacing on the teeth to minimize wear over time.
I am very interested in this build as I've been considering building the same for some time now. Nice work!
 
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Thanks, I've thought about doing the hardface welding if they start to look like they are wearing too fast.

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   / Power Rake build #45  
What is the outside diameter of your rotor? 6"? Wall thickness? 1/4"?
 
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Its made from Sch 40 steel pipe which is 6.63" outside diameter and .28" wall thickness.
 
   / Power Rake build #47  
If you have the room, I'd use shaft collars instead of spacers to stabilize the shaft. Easy to install and not very expensive.
 

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If you have the room, I'd use shaft collars instead of spacers to stabilize the shaft. Easy to install and not very expensive.

I think I looked into those and for the size I needed they were getting expensive. I needed something like an 1" thick on one side and about 1.5" on the other.

I ended up buying this 4" sleeve and chopped it up in the bandsaw. Worked pretty well and was cheap too ($12).

EDIT: Whoa, I guess I got a steal on this boy. It now lists for $54 :eek:

Lovejoy SC1250 Rigid Sleeve Coupling Coupling, 1 1/4" Bore, 1/4" x 1/8" Keyway with Setscrew, 2.25" Outer Diameter, 4.00 Overall Length: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
 

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   / Power Rake build #49  
Old thread I know bu what did you use for the axle? Also considered a double chain setup?
 
 
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