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by CraftedLabs
Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The benefits of modding your SO2 like crazy
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: The benefits of modding your SO2 like crazy

I picked it up on eBay along with the VFD controller. Was it worth it? A million times yes. The spindle is so powerful- never bogs down when cutting. This means that you can set a lower speed for a good chip load, and trust that the spindle will hold the speed. It is also super rigid, with great qu...
by CraftedLabs
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The benefits of modding your SO2 like crazy
Replies: 9
Views: 1561

Re: The benefits of modding your SO2 like crazy

That thing is a monster! Where did you get that spindle? And would you say it was a good purchase?
by CraftedLabs
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ATC - Automatic tool changer
Replies: 24
Views: 6158

Re: ATC - Automatic tool changer

Looking at the website where you buy them, the actual tool changer is a small aluminum thing that doesn't look like it weighs much, and it says its only $40

That's the site there
http://www.hightechsystemsllc.com/rapid_changer.html
by CraftedLabs
Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ATC - Automatic tool changer
Replies: 24
Views: 6158

Re: ATC - Automatic tool changer

There's always this option http://youtu.be/RzR6L3lEXdM
Unfortunately its limited to 10,000 rpm...
by CraftedLabs
Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How do you do tool changes?
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: How do you do tool changes?

I've been hunting for a cheap method of changing tools lately, I've come across 2 method that look good, the first is the rapid changer http://www.hightechsystemsllc.com/rapid_changer.html This looks awesome and would save so much time, the only down side is that it's limited to 10,000rpm (which is ...
by CraftedLabs
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Plunging too deep ( newbie )
Replies: 17
Views: 3398

Re: Plunging too deep ( newbie )

Be certain that they are both zero. I recently had an issue where I would hit the zero button and only one of those values returned to zero, with the other set at 3. That caused the first plunge to go in 3 extra mm until I realized the issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I find the quickest w...
by CraftedLabs
Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Rather Large ShapeOko
Replies: 30
Views: 11853

Re: Rather Large ShapeOko

Sorry, shipping for my shapeoko was what cost a third, its quite late here haha
by CraftedLabs
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Rather Large ShapeOko
Replies: 30
Views: 11853

Re: Rather Large ShapeOko

My main problem at this stage is in Australia there isn't much that caters for small to medium size cncs with price tags to suit, my standard shapeoko alone cost me over a third of what the machine itself cost. Now that I have a running machine though, I can pretty much put another larger one togeth...
by CraftedLabs
Thu Nov 27, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: WTB: Bracket for Makita RT0701 in AUS
Replies: 6
Views: 1257

Re: WTB: Bracket for Makita RT0701 in AUS

First attempt went OK, its a bit angled but its still working fine, I can whip up another set (of much better quality) if people are interested? I can take pics too if needed?
by CraftedLabs
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Rather Large ShapeOko
Replies: 30
Views: 11853

Re: Rather Large ShapeOko

Hey IC, loving the work you're doing. Quick question, I'm about to start a small business doing fabrication, prototyping etc and I'll need a machine to cut out large MDF boards, I've been toying with the idea of making an SO2 with a 1200 x axis and 2m y axis, with multiple supports along the y axis ...