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by Brian
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:21 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Plasma cutter mod
Replies: 17
Views: 11291

Re: Plasma cutter mod

Yup, you can use the M3/M4 code that normally triggers the spindle on relay to control the plasma torch. You don't need a fancy relay. I used a opti isolated 5v trigger relay from cnc4pc.com Nice and easy.
by Brian
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Upgrade parts for shapeoko 2
Replies: 28
Views: 5193

Re: Upgrade parts for shapeoko 2

dibs on a dust shoe!
by Brian
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: 3D CAM Tool Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 41224

Re: 3D CAM Tool Poll

I use the vectric lineup, cut2d and cut 3d. Im working on adding bobcad v24 to my line up. Mostly for the lathe support (new lathe en route) but i plan to see what it can do with 2&3d work.
by Brian
Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Controller recomendation for Mach3
Replies: 9
Views: 6224

Re: Controller recomendation for Mach3

I use the individual tb6600 drivers on my shapeoko but if wiring isn't your thing you can pink up the tb6600 4 ahis board on ebay for about $100. i have a 4 axis board powering my cnc plasma and it works great, as well as the individual tb6600 drivers on my shapeoko. mare sure its the tb6600 and no...
by Brian
Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:21 am
Forum: Mach3
Topic: Controller recomendation for Mach3
Replies: 9
Views: 6224

Re: Controller recomendation for Mach3

I use the individual tb6600 drivers on my shapeoko but if wiring isn't your thing you can pink up the tb6600 4 ahis board on ebay for about $100. i have a 4 axis board powering my cnc plasma and it works great, as well as the individual tb6600 drivers on my shapeoko. mare sure its the tb6600 and not...
by Brian
Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Plasma cutter mod
Replies: 17
Views: 11291

Re: Plasma cutter mod

You'll need a relay to operate the torch on and off, deff recommend an isolated one. You'll still have issues with interference every time the torch fires, You can enclosure the electronics in a Faraday cage to minimize any possible interference and use ferret beads on all the cabling. Even if its o...
by Brian
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Other - (etchers, drag knifes, lasers)
Topic: Plasma cutter mod
Replies: 17
Views: 11291

Re: Plasma cutter mod

Few things: You don't need any kind of clamping for the material when cutting with the plasma as there are no lateral forces applied to the material. Having a wooden table will spell bad news, itll just catch on fire (i know from experience) What you need is a fixture to hold metal slats vertically ...
by Brian
Thu Feb 06, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Belt anchor upgrade for Shapeoko 2
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Belt anchor upgrade for Shapeoko 2

Just placed an order for 3 pairs for my machine. Cant wait to try em out.
by Brian
Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:07 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Upgrade parts for shapeoko 2
Replies: 28
Views: 5193

Re: Upgrade parts for shapeoko 2

I need a dust shoe bad. Can you tell me the Id of the dw660 shoe mounting clamp. I wanna see if it'll fit my hf cutout tool. The clamping hole needs to be about 1.75" Can you make that happen?
by Brian
Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!
Replies: 75
Views: 30194

Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

HF cutout tool is cutting alum plate like a champ. .025 doc at 30ipm with an 1/8 carbide altin endmill. 6061 t6 plate