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by LTEPM
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Grbl / SuperPID / Shapeoko 3
Replies: 17
Views: 11554

Re: Grbl / SuperPID / Shapeoko 3

You may want to check on the C3D community, there are some posts there on the Super PID. Which version of Control Board do you have?
by LTEPM
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Dewalt 611 not working
Replies: 1
Views: 763

Re: Dewalt 611 not working

Most likely it’s the brushes in the router worn out. Easy and cheap to replace.
by LTEPM
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: PCB Fabrication
Topic: Can someone help design a PCB for this schematic
Replies: 2
Views: 636

Re: Can someone help design a PCB for this schematic

Have you tried Carbide Copper or Eagle?
by LTEPM
Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Sub $600 Spindle Options
Replies: 4
Views: 2155

Re: Sub $600 Spindle Options

I am skeptical of anything over 1.5kW on 120VAC. The 2.2kW will draw 20Amps or more at peak depending upon the efficiency of the VFD. Generally the cheaper the electronics the less efficient they are. Most household breakers are 15A with wire sized for 15A based on length of run from the panel. If y...
by LTEPM
Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Universal g-code sender
Replies: 2
Views: 378

Re: Universal g-code sender

Try intelli-G-code by software redefined. Much easier to use.
by LTEPM
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Do I need it?
Replies: 3
Views: 428

Re: Do I need it?

I concur with Will’s comments. With the Super PID you can control your Spindle on/off and speeds through software/G code. It also allows you to dial in the same speed for each bit, which I have found extends bit life and also produces a consistent cut once you have speeds and feeds figured out. You ...
by LTEPM
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Replacing a broken v wheel on the z plate
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: Replacing a broken v wheel on the z plate

Check for square against your wasteboard for X rail and Z Plate. You can use a high quality square or a drafting triangle.
by LTEPM
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Relocate "HOME" to lower left
Replies: 4
Views: 675

Re: Relocate "HOME" to lower left

Why not use Work Coordinate System to achieve what you are trying to do? The machine will Home to right rear, your WCS X0 Y0 can be set anywhere in your machine travel, but machine coordinates will be a negative number in reference to the machine homing position. Movement commands will be in referen...
by LTEPM
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Shapeoko 3 Assembly
Topic: Slight X Axis variation
Replies: 7
Views: 732

Re: Slight X Axis variation

I see your correlation and it appears repeatable. How much deflection are you experiencing? Do you experience the same issue when doing a pocket cut? For example using a 1/4” bit for a 5/16” wide pocket with multiple passes? Have you checked the belt idler pulley bearings on the back of the X axis p...
by LTEPM
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: GRBL
Topic: Work Coordinate System correct for Homing ?
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Work Coordinate System correct for Homing ?

In regards to your error, check to see if one of your switches is still trigger. Machine should pull off 5mm of each axis after homing. WCS is great, however CM does not make it easy to understand. Try Chilipeppr or Intelli-G-Code senders to help you get the basics down. Once you see it working you ...