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P/W Auto-Drive with a foot switch? YES!

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Jim Cunningham, Jul 17, 2008.

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  1. Jim Cunningham

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    I asked about a food switch for the Auto drive yesterday and was told that it was unlikely. Today, about 5 minutes ago, I was told yes, and I could have them for the Grand. So now you will have a choice, so far they say that they havn't figured out a retro fit for the units already sold but I told them to work hard on it as most of you want the food switch from the feed back I get from you.

    If you order the auto drive from the factory you must specify which kind of control you want.

    Again, I will have both at the Grand, one each for Spolar too.

    Jim Cunningham
     
  2. Jim Cunningham

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  3. whiz white

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    Not to steal your thunder, Jim, but while I was at the P/W factory on May 9th and played with the new electric drive, I told them they needed a foot switch.

    Glad to see they will do it.

    At that time they were worried about liability with a continual motion.

    Whiz White
     
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  5. WesleyB

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    I will be at the Grand also to pick mine up. Thanks Jim.

    Guess someone deleted my post
    WesleyB
     
  6. JerryP

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    They very well should be worried about liability. It isn't safe.
     
  7. WesleyB

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    Jerry

    Why so? Is the Hydro bad too?

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  8. Jim Cunningham

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    I thought that it was a safty consern that caused them not to use a foot switch to. It turn out that they were having trouble getting one to work properly.

    My personal opinion is that I have nore control, better tuch, with my hand. and by adding an auto shell feed I only needed one hand to feed the wads. If production is your consern then the auto shell feed is the answer. The auto drive takes all the effort out of it and with a foot switch speeds it up by letting you feed with both hands. But I still think that the shell feed is the answer to production speed.

    Jim Cunningham
     
  9. nipper

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    i will piggyback what jim said the auto shell feeder is a very good investment,mine dosent miss a beat. i would like to see a conversion kit for 20 gauge as well.

    bill
     
  10. Jim Cunningham

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    Nipper, there is an outfit that makes the conversion kit for the auto feed. I don't have the info here, but if I can guide my wife to the card I will get it and get the info for you.

    In looking at all these posts I realize that between typo's and just plain lousey spelling I hope you can figure out what I'm trying to say. Maybe someone can tell me how to get a spell checker here so I can cheet.

    Jim Cunningham
     
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    i understand exactly what your saying, if everyone could spell , the national spelling bee wouldnt be so popular.

    thanks for getting the conversion kit info

    bill
     
  12. Hauxfan

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    Jim, there is a program you can download and install called iespell at this link that will work.

    Once you type in what you want, hit the link that will be in your browser after you download and install it and it will check your spelling for you.

    The download is on the left in that link.


    Hauxfan!
     
  13. JerryP

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    WesleyB, Yes, the hydro is not safe either for the same reason. I know people who used to run punch presses with foot pedals. They have mangled fingers. It's easy to get out of sync. The guy who designed the original electric drive knew what he was doing with the two button design. I'd bet there are some good stories about hydro incidents if guys would fess up.

    I have the shell feeder and use my arm. I agree with Jim. I have 100% control and my arm feels every little thing that goes wrong and won't bust the press.
     
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    hauxfan,

    i downloaded the spell checker and it is cool,thanks for sharing

    bill
     
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    Glad you like it Nipper. It should be on all browser's, but it isn't.

    It is a heck of nice add on.........

    Hauxfan!
     
  16. Jim Cunningham

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    Hauxfan, I thank you too. I'm going to misspell some to test it. It works great, Thanks again. If you go to the grand stop by and let me thank you in person.

    Jim Cunningham
     
  17. WesleyB

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    Jerry and Jim. Your points are well taken.. Maybe i will just need a Hull Feeder. Will be doing alot of thinking on this purchase, Or maybe buy both.
     
  18. Hauxfan

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    I'll be at the Grand and I will stop by and say hello.

    Hauxfan!
     
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