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Attach Pasta Maker to Kitchen Aid Mixer Answered

Can someone come Up with an easy tutorial on Attaching a Pasta Maker to Kitchen Aid Mixer ?
The Pasta Maker has a Manual Cranking Handle.
I have seen Kitchen Aids with the attachment and would like to convert mine.

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It will never work, without MAJOR remodeling, here's why:

1.) The direct shaft, from the Kitchenaid to the pasta roller, HAS to have a break-a-part piece. This breaks in case something, other than pasta, gets pulled into the rollers. This is not only for safety reasons (fingers!!) but this can jam the rollers and actually will tear the motor gears apart!

2.) Support in non-existent in the hand cranked pasta roller, on it's sides. It is supported from underneath, by it's legs. If you try to use the sides for support, it will literally crumple the side and fold over. The sides are not rigidly built for it to hang like the Kitchenaid one does. Also, the side is flimsy metal with 1 screw holding it on.

3.) You would have to find (or make) a flange collar, which would fit the drive shaft and fit into the Kitchenaid attachment port. This would also have to have a support peg, to keep the whole machine from spinning with the shaft.

4.) Price is now a huge factor. The cost to make this would be around 25"ish bucks (if you already have the welder, grinder, drill and all the taps and dies to thread it). Not to mention your own person time doing it. A 3d Printed part would NOT work either, it would be WAY too brittle and break rather easily.

5.) EBAY!!! I see the used Kitchenaid pasta rollers on there for 40'ish, all the time. Once saw one sell for 11 bucks with 5 bucks shipping.

There has been a potential half solution created via 3d printer.

That link is brill dholloch . I`m trying to find a way to attach a pasta machine to my kenwood chef mixer . pity there wasn`t just a a small connecting attachment available to buy.

Almost exactly what you're looking for: http://imgur.com/gallery/M7INK

Maybe something like:

http://www.photos-albums.com/my-diy-kitchenaid-pasta-attachments-howto-album34284/

If someone would be so kind as to just tell me what size the Kitchenaid PTO is, I can run with it.

The kitchenaid pasta maker attaches to the front power hub, there are other adapters available for other products (http://www.everythingkitchens.com/fgm-kitchenaid-adaptor-4023.html?gclid=COqMlZPG8cQCFQJufgod_yAAug), this should not be that hard. the power port attachment for my meat grinder has a tapered outer part that tapers from 7/8" of an inch to 3/4 at the "kitchenaid" side. Inside is the actual PTO part which is a square part that is 7/16" on each side and protrudes 1/2" from the external portion of the housing. The part that would need to go into a pasta maker is a round shaft about 5/16" across with a spline on each side that measures just under 1/8" square with an overall cross section of the spline side of 7/16".

here are images of the power attachments

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You need a flexible steel cable.

Kitchenaid makes a pasta roller attachment for their mixer that works very well. Perhaps you could sell your manual roller and apply the proceeds toward the proper attachment.

a bit late for never the less, how did you get on ? any results / I am trying to achieve the same thing only with a kenwood mixer and an atlas hand cranking pasta machine any ideas

The problem comes in with asking this to be "easy" when you are converting a horizontal rotating motion into a vertical one. A set of gears would do it, but it wouldn't be "easy" unless you have a proper shop to work in. The following would work well:

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I would prefer it to be Direct Drive.

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As long as the said mechanism has proper speed controls, then that would certainly work using said horizontal PTO, otherwise I'd still think one might need to reduce gear ratio to slow the speed so you don't shoot it across the room :-)

The mixer has variable speed control and if you did your homework you would have seen this.

I figured it had speed controls (thus the use of the adjective "proper" in front of speed controls :-) but did not know how "low" a speed it got to without actually experiencing one. Maybe I should have said "applicable" speed controls. >:-D

They don't call him TheCritic for nothing. I like him.

A motor unit for the manual pasta maker is about $100. A Kitchenaid mixer pasta attachment is about $80. The original manual pasta machine around $75. A good flex shaft attachment about $50. A few loose nuts and bolts. Priceless.

Find another subject to be a nuisance on Goodhart.
Seems like that is all you are good at around here... being a nuisance that is.

I haven't been a vexation (except maybe for one person). I made a suggestion. Your rejection of the idea is ok with me. :-) I tried to explain "what" I meant, so I am sorry you took it the wrong way.

Thanks caitlinsdad,
I am an acquired taste. Grateful that you can see the potential.

Ah but all "potentials" (like electrostatic potentials) have both a positive and a negative side :-)

The Kitchenaid mixer has a PTO, the round silver cover bump on the top front of the mixer, where you insert the shaft of the various attachments. Only need to make a suitable driveshaft and position the heavy pasta maker secured up to the height of the driveshaft. It does take the fun out of manually cranking the pasta through and definitely not for use while wearing a tie.

As I mentioned above, if the "slowest speed" will still shoot pasta across the room, it may still need gearing down.

I would not call it fun when you are covered in flower and you've been slaving all day making a meal. and your pasta rips cause you don't have enough hands.

Maybe we could Scratch the thought of using the mixer and come up with a way of using a power drill type of set up. A motor made for this pasta maker costs $100.oo
where as a corded drill costs as little as $30 new

they go as cheap as 14 dollars with a coupon! a cheap harbor freight drill should work well. the corded ones tend to be suited to high rpm's though unless they're heavy duty. i think a bottom of the line cordless drill would do nicely. haven't ever used a pasta maker though.

You could sacrifice your manual handle and lop it off to chuck up a straight piece into the drill. I don't know if the handle is standard square or hex stock. But the problem is, corded drills may have a running lock but you have to find the one where you have the variable speed control limit the fastest speed it will go at and then you can lock it on.

If you could get the speed right and are having trouble with getting the power from one to the other conveniently you might be able to adapt a flexible driveshaft from something like a dremel or other drill.

There may be a way to use this Marcato V177C Atlas 150 Motor Conversion Kit to help stabilize the pasta machine to the mixer.

Here is a pic of the manual crank handle too.

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I was thinking some sort of short shaft which would have both types of male inserts and the one that goes to the pasta machine would have to be locked in some way but also be able to be removed so it could be used for other attachments. The shaft should be strong enough to hold the pasta attachment

I know what your talking about! i use it often...ill start brainstorming

You got me thinking too...give me a couple of weeks...