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by balazar
Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Learn About BobCAD CAM Products
Replies: 116
Views: 40160

Re: Learn About BobCAD CAM Products

Don't waist your time. I was finally able to get rid of my license of v27 with BobART on eBay and recoup some of the money that I waisted on it. There are many better alternatives. Looking back I would have rather slammed my head in a car door repeatedly than deal with the nightmare that was my BobC...
by balazar
Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 53300

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

So why are aftermarket collets so popular with shapeoko fans? Can someone please explain why so many are interested in buying aftermarket collets of the same size that came with their routers? Is runout really that bad? I have been changing things from the start to improve rigidity, but I never cons...
by balazar
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:46 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.
Replies: 6
Views: 4479

Re: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.

I have what everyone wants to see... PICS! I got the c-channel set up on the mill today. I have only used my mill for aluminum so far. It was a little tedious experimenting with feeds and speeds on the steel c-channel. I was weary at first. After taking some deeper cuts, I gained quite a bit of conf...
by balazar
Wed Jan 27, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.
Replies: 6
Views: 4479

Re: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.

I'm Still working on this. I have the C-Beams, just haven't had time to put them on the mill yet. They need some modifications. I will surface them, drill holes and take a little bit off of one edge so that the v-wheels will clear. It should be pretty simple, they are just really long so setup might...
by balazar
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:43 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: SO2 X-AXIS UPGRADE TO NEMA23
Replies: 9
Views: 2853

Re: SO2 X-AXIS UPGRADE TO NEMA23

Sorry about the multiple posts here. I just realized that its a six wire motor. Are you trying to get low speed torque or more speed from the upgrade? You may want to look into motor wiring. I use 8 wire motors connected in bipolar parallel fassion for better low speed torque. Bipolar series will ge...
by balazar
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: SO2 X-AXIS UPGRADE TO NEMA23
Replies: 9
Views: 2853

Re: SO2 X-AXIS UPGRADE TO NEMA23

I just looked at the specs. Gshield puts out up to 2.5 amps per winding. So yes it will handle that motor just fine. On that note make sure your power supply can also put out that much. I can't stress how important heat sinks and cooling are on a gshield.
by balazar
Wed Dec 02, 2015 2:17 am
Forum: Assembly
Topic: SO2 X-AXIS UPGRADE TO NEMA23
Replies: 9
Views: 2853

Re: SO2 X-AXIS UPGRADE TO NEMA23

Back to the op's question - what electronics are you using to drive the motors? If its the grbl board on top of an arduino, make sure you are actively cooling that sucker. Your limiting factor is going to be how many amps your motor driver can deliver. If you get a 2 amp motor and the driver only pu...
by balazar
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Mini Spindles - Purchased
Topic: Quiet Cut Vs Dewalt/Mikita router What do I buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 11506

Re: Quiet Cut Vs Dewalt/Mikita router What do I buy?

Has anyone actually used a 600w or 800w spindle? How does the power and weight compair to a dw611 or similar router? I'm looking at a dw611 with superPID vs a spindle with vfd for control with mach3. Does anyone have experience with the spindles?
by balazar
Wed Oct 28, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.
Replies: 6
Views: 4479

Re: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.

After lots of debating and comparing, I have decided to actually use the steel c-channel. C2454 4 X 1-1/2 X 3/16. It is slightly cheaper than the aluminum, even with higher shipping costs. I can get the 6' lengths that I need and cut them down with my abrasive saw. I will just have to get the millin...
by balazar
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:28 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.
Replies: 6
Views: 4479

Re: Help with rigidity on large SO1 monster build.

Ok, I think that I have found something that will work. http://www.metalsdepot.com stock number C34180. It is aluminum c-channel that can be bolted to the table and the makerslide. sitting on its side it will be 4" tall and 1.58" wide. I may have to trim it a little to fit the v-wheels. I will also ...