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by kristenanne77
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: computer STILL goes to sleep while running
Replies: 1
Views: 44

computer STILL goes to sleep while running

There were a few jobs I checked in on and the spindle was spinning, but not moving. It had stopped. The computer screen was dark. The machine shut down. I set the sleep setting to never shut down and the display to never shut down and it still does it. Ruined a few jobs which went "almost" to comple...
by kristenanne77
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How do I do a tool change?
Replies: 1
Views: 41

How do I do a tool change?

I have Shapeoko 2. Universal Gcode Sender . Limit switches for homing installed.

How do you do a tool change for a program that requires a roughing toolpath with a larger bit and then a finishing toolpath with a smaller bit?

Thanks
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by kristenanne77
Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita

That gives me a little relief about using the nema 17s.
In the meantime I ordered a set of 1/4 and 1/8 inch collets from Robotshop.

The dc quiet cut spindle could run for hours.
In your experience how long would you let the Makita run at a time for a job?

Thanks
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by kristenanne77
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Question about using More Powerful Heavier Makita

For Shapeoko 2 with Nema 17s, 600 watt quiet cut DC spindle. I have used a for awhile. I know its limits. Recently I have got a mount and attached a Makita RT0701. Still using the baby Nema 17s. What can i expect with the tradeoff of the lower powered lighter DC spindle vs the bulkier heavier AC Mak...
by kristenanne77
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does Inventables Nema 23 upgrade to Shapeoko 2 work ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Re: Does Inventables Nema 23 upgrade to Shapeoko 2 work ok?

Thanks. How did you increase the voltage? It has been years since I first assembled the Shapeoko 2, but I seem to remember some adjustments on the board to control the current, but not the voltage. Does the controller board upgrade you mention have provisions for homing and limit switches (homing an...
by kristenanne77
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Does Inventables Nema 23 upgrade to Shapeoko 2 work ok?
Replies: 4
Views: 2856

Does Inventables Nema 23 upgrade to Shapeoko 2 work ok?

I am dusting off the old shapeoko 2 after 2 years of non use. I miss my cute little machine. In the past I have done a few mods to it but hesitated about a stepper motor upgrade from Nema 17 to Nema 23. I wasn't sure if the power supply could handle the extra power the controllers require. Question ...
by kristenanne77
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: USG 2.0 chokes while running program
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: USG 2.0 chokes while running program

THAT DID IT!!!!! I put () on opening line to comment out the tool change. Both programs ran all the way. Put another program on without commenting the 1st line... stopped dead in a few seconds. Then edited as the other two files. Ran all the way through. So now I am ready to actually start cutting s...
by kristenanne77
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: USG 2.0 chokes while running program
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: USG 2.0 chokes while running program

Thanks . Will try the comment thing.

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by kristenanne77
Mon Feb 26, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: USG 2.0 chokes while running program
Replies: 5
Views: 1053

Re: USG 2.0 chokes while running program

Here is another program that stopped after a few seconds. I believe it was the same error.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5or598enhp8w6 ... gcode?dl=0

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