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by ben_marrett
Wed May 29, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: New slide/structure idea from OpenBuilds: V-Slot
Replies: 8
Views: 3134

Re: New slide/structure idea from OpenBuilds: V-Slot

Really interesting stuff... im looking at options moving forward for rigidity purposes. Was thinking of doubling up the 20x80 on the x and running single 20x80 every where else. Obviously this means a bit of a redesign, in saying all this im not sold on it just yet. Would like to do a little more re...
by ben_marrett
Wed May 15, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: We should switch to metal spacers
Replies: 34
Views: 8440

Re: We should switch to metal spacers

well i will post back as to how i go with them!!
by ben_marrett
Wed May 15, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: We should switch to metal spacers
Replies: 34
Views: 8440

Re: We should switch to metal spacers

what about carbon fibre spacers? I purchased these from ebay

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/321106979649 ... 1439.l2649

im doing dual x axis so need to make up longer spacers.
by ben_marrett
Wed May 15, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 51993

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

For anyone looking at getting this router just a heads up that makita does not produce a 1/8" collet. However i was able to find a 1/8" collet on ebay - http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271193140102?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649 it doesn't fit out of the packet but with some careful f...
by ben_marrett
Fri May 03, 2013 11:48 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis
Replies: 175
Views: 45930

Re: ACME screw upgrade for Shapeoko Z-Axis

jdugan wrote:Awesome! I just placed my order!

me too :D :D
by ben_marrett
Fri May 03, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Cutting small Logo into oak, Which bit to purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Cutting small Logo into oak, Which bit to purchase

I'd go with an engraving bit. It's got a lot more "meat" to the actual cutting portion, and as such can withstand a lot more punishment. I've seen one engrave through a .625" cast aluminum plate at work. At the same time, those small endmills tend to be very finicky, and you generally wont know the...
by ben_marrett
Wed May 01, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Member Projects
Topic: Cutting small Logo into oak, Which bit to purchase
Replies: 8
Views: 2526

Re: Cutting small Logo into oak, Which bit to purchase

Are there any benefits on the Mcmaster over the Precise bits one? Precise is a lot cheaper?
by ben_marrett
Wed May 01, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 51993

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

correct... weight comes in at about 1.8KG bare which is pretty good.... reasonably quite too.

If your in Australia i would be happy to run another set of mounts (for a small fee ofcourse) or you could just mill your own using my Gcode or design your own.
by ben_marrett
Wed May 01, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 51993

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

1. Diameter is 65mm
2. Height of Machined cylinder is 85mm
3.The distance from the collet to the Machined cylinder is 34mm, The distance from the collet to the main body is 25.5mm.

Let me know if you need any other measurement... i will be posting motor mounts here once i have them sorted
by ben_marrett
Wed May 01, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX
Replies: 64
Views: 51993

Re: DEWALT DWP611 VS MAKITA RT0700CX

i_Fly wrote:I'm also interested in getting a Makita RT0700C. Can you tell me the actual dimensions of the makita? V/r

No worries... what dimensions are you after?

Ben