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by Schruminator
Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Harbor Freight Trim Router
Replies: 6
Views: 1763

Re: Harbor Freight Trim Router

I have used the MLCS 1/4 --> 1/8 adapter for a year or so and it works great. No runout, no issues with loose bits. Does your Harbor Freight route hold 1/4" endmills tightly to start with? I'm wondering if it's not locking down enough on anything that is 1/4" diameter...
by Schruminator
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gear project sample issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Gear project sample issue

I don't mean to be a debby downer, but... I think you still may have an issue. When I look at your last gear I still see some issues, the center hole isn't round and then the cuts outs between your spokes show some issues. It still looks leagues better than the first project or two I cranked out. I...
by Schruminator
Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:51 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gear project sample issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Gear project sample issue

If you search the forum or look up the wiki, its pretty easy to track down the instructions for adjusting the current trimpots.
by Schruminator
Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gear project sample issue
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: Gear project sample issue

It could be a number of things, my first guesses: -Loose set screw on the stepper motor gear -Improperly tuned current-- either not enough or too much and the stepper driver chip or the stepper motor is shutting down -Too aggressive of a plunge or feedrate -Improper settings in your software that do...
by Schruminator
Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:31 pm
Forum: Assembly
Topic: Z Axis issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 909

Re: Z Axis issues?

Instead of doing a rough re-tapping, I chucked my threaded rod into my hand drill and repeatedly ran it back and forth quickly through the delrin nut (that I held in a gloved hand or vise). This seemed to loosen it up some without adding any "slop". Its pretty easy and relatively painless-- so it's ...
by Schruminator
Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Speeds on routers
Replies: 12
Views: 5727

Re: Speeds on routers

I don't have any jobs lined up at the moment, but I'll see if I can't get a measurement of my Dewalt next time it is cutting just to see how the RPMs fluctuate with load.
by Schruminator
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:54 am
Forum: Trim Routers
Topic: Speeds on routers
Replies: 12
Views: 5727

Re: Speeds on routers

I just measured my Dewalt 611 and I recorded the following numbers:

1 = 15820 RPM
2 = 16960 RPM
3 = 18950 RPM
4 = 21280 RPM
5 = 24270 RPM
6 = 27080 RPM

It's advertised as a 16,000 - 27,000 RPM router and my measurements seem to support that fairly closely.
by Schruminator
Fri Jan 09, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Soundproofing Enclosure
Replies: 22
Views: 3984

Re: Soundproofing Enclosure

I've been thinking of using a bathroom exhaust fan to generate suction. If I roll a sheet of aluminum into a cone, I can turn the 8" diameter fan into a 1" opening. This would convert the roughly 50 square inches of fan area to less then 1 square inch. I think 90 cfm through a 1 inch hose will move...
by Schruminator
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: No, thank you! Will not buy Shapeoko
Replies: 28
Views: 4947

Re: No, thank you! Will not buy Shapeoko

2 Special custom hardware you can get one place only. ... 4 Not upgradable to feature major releases. I don't know of any steel brackets or carriage plates out there that could have been used in place of what the SO has currently-- and if you know of one that would work, we'd love to see it. It may...
by Schruminator
Thu Jan 08, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: No, thank you! Will not buy Shapeoko
Replies: 28
Views: 4947

Re: No, thank you! Will not buy Shapeoko

I ordered the SO2 when it first came out and I couldn't be happier with the product or this forum. The users on here are quick to support you, help troubleshoot and bounce ideas off of. I would not have had nearly the success without this forum. Instructions for the build of the SO2 are more or less...