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by jbrewton
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Need 20 Gauge 4 connector phone cable
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: Need 20 Gauge 4 connector phone cable

If you are looking for wire similar to what comes with the kit, you are looking for security wire which is shielded. I got mine at home depot. The solid tel cable may work but people have had issues because of missing shielding.
by jbrewton
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: What is the Best Low Cost?
Replies: 6
Views: 2756

Re: What is the Best Low Cost?

I use a c10 bob. I also have the new c10s revision but I did not like the push terminals. I connwct the c10 to pc via parrallel port. I attached separate motor drivers to the c10, then nema 23s to motor driver. Love my set up but the learning curve os a bit higher bit worth it.
by jbrewton
Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:53 am
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: mach 3 start-up
Replies: 2
Views: 613

Re: mach 3 start-up

There are plenty of videos on YouTube. Helped me a great deal. You will need a pc with a parallel port, a breakout board , look for c10 boards, motor drivers, power supply.
by jbrewton
Sun Oct 26, 2014 10:56 pm
Forum: tinyG
Topic: Trim Pot Adjustment
Replies: 2
Views: 1200

Re: Trim Pot Adjustment

I used the touch test. Start the pots all the way left then turn them clockwise till the motors start to turn. Then keep turning till motors are hot tot the touch. Then back counter clock just a little. Recheck the motors. They should not be hot to the touch. They will be the hottest when they are n...
by jbrewton
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Gecko 540 for shapeoko
Replies: 5
Views: 1117

Re: Gecko 540 for shapeoko

There are calculators you can use or you could use the motor tuner built into mach 3. You tell the machine to move 1 meter then measure the actual distance then put that into mach 3. I did both and it was very accurate.
by jbrewton
Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Premature order
Replies: 43
Views: 3934

Re: Premature order

I vote 3d printer kit.
by jbrewton
Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:01 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: More Z axis issues
Replies: 14
Views: 2646

Re: More Z axis issues

What motors are you running. Have you followed the current adjustment procedures. The issue you has sounds like the one had when I first started using the so2. Increasing the current worked for me. Also dont tighten the delrin nut too much. Going to the acme z however made everything smooth as glass.
by jbrewton
Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z AXIS AND MOUNTING ROUTER
Replies: 7
Views: 1758

Re: Z AXIS AND MOUNTING ROUTER

Are you using the stock spindle? Stock spindle mounts?


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by jbrewton
Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Cutting Aluminum
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: Cutting Aluminum

I am running feed rate if 15 ipm with step down .01 on 1/2 aluminum. I however have the makita trim router. Not sure how it compares to your spindle. I use 8020 from inventables as the base with t slot clamps from rockler to hold every thing down.


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by jbrewton
Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Is the z-axis acme lead screw worth it?
Replies: 18
Views: 3765

Re: Is the z-axis acme lead screw worth it?

My only issue was a little movement up and down, but the small spacer provided with the kit took care of that. It moves a lot smoother than the m8.


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