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by AnthonyB
Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

I run my DWP611 at 25000 RPM all of the time. Plastic, wood, foam, aluminum, doesn't matter 25000 RPM is the speed. My SuperPID says it only spins about 29000 RPM at full speed so I take it down to 25000 to give it some headroom. I've melted plastic sheet with it, so it's definitely possible to run...
by AnthonyB
Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:35 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Yes they are damn wonderful, I am looking forward for my forstner bits as they are the only thing holding me back on mine. This said that it has a speed controller or i know as a governor, Does anyone know if it works? I mean, 164$ for this beast is already enough for being quiet and variable volta...
by AnthonyB
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

So here is the beast in all its glory. shapeoko_makita_spindle.jpg I haven't attached the final mounts yet (the dremel knockoff found them a bit hard going, so the first lot weren't quite accurate) but as you can see I've milled them out. I also bollocksed up the clamping holes for locking in the ro...
by AnthonyB
Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:20 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

Just got mine a few weeks ago, i am aiming to use it for a spindle on my homemade MDF cnc router, anyone have any infos or tips for this router? would it be suitable for the job? can it handle long working time? i can feel it heating up on only few minutes of cutting I just mounted mine today, it's...
by AnthonyB
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:22 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

correct... weight comes in at about 1.8KG bare which is pretty good.... Hmm, FWIW I just weighed my Makita, and the bare weight (without the base, etc.) comes in at about 1.4kg. Even with the cord coiled on top, it's only 1.6kg. Perhaps I have a newer model or something? For reference, both of the ...
by AnthonyB
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

A quick update. I got the new collet in the mail while I was on holiday, and filed it down this evening. Took a bit longer than 15 minutes though - I had to remove a good chunk of metal, maybe a mm or so, from the insertion end. Perhaps I have a different model of collet or router? Anyway, I ended u...
by AnthonyB
Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:38 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Full Shapeoko Kit for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 1554

Re: Full Shapeoko Kit for sale

Hi Ben,

I posted a link to this post to the Melbourne Hackerspace http://www.hackmelbourne.org/, since there are likely to be some people there who are interested in it too.

Cheers,

Anthony
by AnthonyB
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

I had a credit note for Frankston Bunnings, so that's where I got mine from, and the 1/8" collet is on order. Unfortunately the default brackets definitely don't fit - not by much, maybe a mm or two on each side, but enough :( On the plus side, it seems to be somewhat quieter than the Ozito dremel k...
by AnthonyB
Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:04 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 45912

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

For anyone looking at getting this router just a heads up that makita does not produce a 1/8" collet. However i was able to find a 1/8" collet on ebay - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271193140102?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 it doesn't fit out of the packet but with some careful ...
by AnthonyB
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 3D CAM Tool Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 35265

Re: 3D CAM Tool Poll

I was pretty underwhelmed with the software that's on offer for CAD/CAM. To me all the available options seem to be either too hard to use, or incredibly buggy, or half-arsed, or some combination of all three. I started out hand coding g-code, quickly got bored, and started to roll my own "meta" gco...