Create a jigsaw like motion with an electric motor?


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Old 04-26-17, 06:39 PM
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Create a jigsaw like motion with an electric motor?

I like to create a rock/stone sifter. I found this YouTube video https://youtu.be/yVrIgGAO_-s tutorial and I think they're using a jigsaw to run the sifter. I want to purchase this electric motor and run the sifter. However, I like to know what accessories I would need to convert the rotational motion into a jigsaw like motion. Electric motor recommendation is also appreciated.
 
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Old 04-26-17, 06:50 PM
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Something like this one.
https://youtu.be/R9fNeSHB52Y
 
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Old 04-26-17, 07:41 PM
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I don't think you'd find the parts you need in a store... those parts are custom fabricated for jobs like that. The first place you might check would be Ebay.
 
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They make reciprocating adapters that work off a drill....
 
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Most better saws, whether jig or reciprocating have the capability of two motions. Linear and oscillating. One may be better for your application than the other. Just for info.
 
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Circular to Linear Motion

A rotating disk with a stud near the circumference will do it. Will try to do a diagram and post.

Here is a rough diagram:

 

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Awesome! Thank you for all the responses.
 
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Would this linear actuator works for what I wnated to do?
 
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I once made a power sifter. I made the sides of a box out of wood and stapled hardware cloth to the bottom. Then I strongly attached an electric motor to the box. On the motor's shaft I attached a steel arm so when the motor spun it was out of balance and caused the whole box to shake. Then I hung the frame with ropes so it could shake/vibrate freely.
 
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Would this linear actuator works for what I wnated to do?
You do not need an 18 inch stroke.
 
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It will take a little bit of time and creativity, but, for overall strength and durability, I don't think you could beat something like either the diagram that Wirepuller made or the description that Pilot Dane provided. Maybe it's my conservative nature, but I don't see a jig saw lasting too long with the extended run time that I think you're looking for.
 
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aka pedro, exactly. That is why I don't want to go the route of a jig saw. It may ruin the jig saw. Thanks!
 
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I used my shaker for heavy duty soil sifting. One was for sifting/sorting compost while the other was used on a firing range to recover bullets from the soil. In both cases dirt was loaded in by the shovel full and it proved quite durable.
 
 

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