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by levlandau2
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:48 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW 660 Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 6637

Re: DW 660 Problems

My DW660 gets fairly warm/hot at the collet bolt. We need to start doing some actual measurements so we can quantify this issue. That said, I have run the DW660 for a decent amount of time, maybe 100 hours, and it works great. For the price, I think it has done a great job. Perhaps we need to find a...
by levlandau2
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Serial Tags!
Replies: 21
Views: 19262

Re: Serial Tags!

Are these still available? I would like to order one.
by levlandau2
Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DW 660 Problems
Replies: 34
Views: 6637

Re: DW 660 Problems

Hmm the melting issue is strange, may be it is something to do with the endmill...? I have the router control that was linked on amazon above and it works quite well. Some say that the DW660 is not designed to have variable speed, but it runs quite well for me and has not exploded yet. As for the he...
by levlandau2
Sat Mar 23, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: End Mill length > Milling depth? Make deeper cuts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: End Mill length > Milling depth? Make deeper cuts?

12mm seems kinda short for the entire length of the endmill. These endmills are very popular for ShapeOko use and have an overall length of 38 mm. Probably need at least 8mm for the collet so that leaves you able to cut wood that is 30mm thick. The maximum cutting depth is about 12mm but you can get...
by levlandau2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Pololu Pot Tweaking?
Replies: 18
Views: 5275

Re: Pololu Pot Tweaking?

The enzotech ones are more expensive but nice. Copper is a better thermal conductor than aluminum and the heatsinks have worked out quite nicely for me.
by levlandau2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:07 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Source for tiny heatsinks for Pololu drivers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1373

Re: Source for tiny heatsinks for Pololu drivers?

See this thread. Amazon and Newegg have them. They work pretty good, I think ideally I would attach all 4 drivers to a big copper CPU heatsink with a fan. That may be harder to work with though.
by levlandau2
Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: CamBam - Extending Pockets?
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: CamBam - Extending Pockets?

Yup, that sounds about right. I have experienced the same where it usually takes a couple of iterations to get things right. Typically the CAD work takes quite a bit of time.
by levlandau2
Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Exporting .dxf from Solidworks 2012 to CamBam
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

Re: Exporting .dxf from Solidworks 2012 to CamBam

I don't know about solidworks, but importing STL and DXF into Cambam is definitely doable. DXF sometime has some challenges, but there are workarounds.
by levlandau2
Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: CamBam - Extending Pockets?
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: CamBam - Extending Pockets?

I still think you can do it with the corner rounding. You can select the shape you are doing a pocket on and do a profile on it as well, which would enable corner rounding.
by levlandau2
Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:21 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: CamBam - Extending Pockets?
Replies: 6
Views: 3048

Re: CamBam - Extending Pockets?

Try using corner overcut. This will cut the areas you have highlighted but will remove more material than you wanted. Using a smaller endmill will help, but I am not aware of a way to cut a perfect corner with a round cutter.. :P