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  • Grain Mill Frustration

    Posted by Nick on September 5, 2021 at 10:33 am

    I received the Ferroday 2 roller grain mill for my birthday this year and I love the ability to crack my own grain now. The thing I DON’T like is that I have to hand crank it. The website says a 3/8 inch will work on the crankshaft, but when I try to use the 3/8 inch, it’s ever so slightly too small. Nothing in my socket set fits. Any suggestions as to how I can work around this?

    Nick replied 2 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • John

    September 7, 2021 at 8:44 am

    I don’t have the Ferroday, but I had a similar issue with my mill where my corded 3/8 drill didn’t QUITE open large enough to fit the crankshaft, but my cordless drill ended up working. I didn’t want to burn out my cordless drill, so I went through sockets until I found that the 8mm one worked on mine.

    • Nick

      September 7, 2021 at 9:15 am

      I tried my 8mm as well, but no luck. Time to MacGyver this thing I guess. Haha!

  • BrewTogether

    September 7, 2021 at 9:09 am

    Hi Nick,

    We haven’t tested this yet, but one thing we’ve thought about trying is a chuck adapter for a drill that you could just tighten down onto the crankshaft. Something like this, maybe?

    We’ll let you know if/when we test it out!

    • Nick

      September 7, 2021 at 9:18 am

      I wonder if my drill’s Chuck would work the same? Hmm…stuff to try out.

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