90 degree soft close lid support for 80lb lid? - Page 2 - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
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post #21 of 23 Old 06-06-2016, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Really? I am confused, since a push button, electronic opening device would be SO much cooler than a couple of pistons making it easier to manually lift.

Electric/Hydraulic pistons or my design with modified garage door opener posted above.

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Ha! An electronic opening device would totally be so much cooler! The reason I posted this question was because I am having trouble finding a product that will help me open and close the lid safely. Your garage door opening device idea is great but I don't have a 3D printer or know a machinist. I would LOVE to have a button I push to open this thing electronically but would need more help picking out the exact product.
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post #22 of 23 Old 06-06-2016, 01:09 PM
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Use two soft closers--one on each side.--That will keep you under the max amount.

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post #23 of 23 Old 06-06-2016, 02:17 PM
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What about something like this? http://www.lcdtvlift.eu/tv_lift_1.htm
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