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by oskanaan
Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Software - CAD, CAM, Workflow Help
Topic: Slow movement when not cutting
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Slow movement when not cutting

Hi, I've got my Shapeoko 2 feed rate set to 60, and when it is cutting it is moving according to that value. But when the machine is moving the spindle to a target position above the stock without cutting, it moves too slow. I was wondering if there is a way to tell it to move faster when it is not ...
by oskanaan
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Using my Dremel without the motor brushes
Replies: 11
Views: 3721

Using my Dremel without the motor brushes

Hi,

I am not sure if this is the right place to post this, but my Dremel 4000 motor brushes ran out and I am waiting for a new pair to be delivered to me. In the meanwhile, can I still use the Dremel tool without the brushes until the new ones arrive?

Thanks
by oskanaan
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:16 pm
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Running long jobs using default shapeoko rotary tool
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Re: Running long jobs using default shapeoko rotary tool

I also seem to recall that people have had issues with the collet loosening during long jobs which causes the tool to get pulled out into the workpiece. Yep, had that one yesterday doing a 15 minute job. What would be a suitable feed rate for this? I've changed the settings to have less pass depth ...
by oskanaan
Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:04 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Is a dust shoe a must?
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Re: Is a dust shoe a must?

Thanks guys, I've ruined a piece of wood yesterday because I didnt clean the rails and v-wheels for a couple of days, but after cleaning it went back to working normally. I guess having a dust shoe would've saved me the trouble...
by oskanaan
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Rotary Tools (like dremel)
Topic: Running long jobs using default shapeoko rotary tool
Replies: 4
Views: 2713

Running long jobs using default shapeoko rotary tool

Hi , I was testing out my Shapeoko last week, one of the tests I did was carving a 3d model. The process took around 2.5 hours of work to be done, would the default tool included in the full kit handle such long jobs? I purchased 1/8" with 1/4" head (straight/round/ and v bits ) from mlcs (http://ww...
by oskanaan
Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Design Ideas
Topic: Is a dust shoe a must?
Replies: 7
Views: 1616

Is a dust shoe a must?

Hi, I've been trying out my Shapeoko for the past week, I've created a wooden enclosure for it but noticed that there are a lot of dust on the v-wheels and rails. I do hover the dust every now and then while running a job but not sure if this will cause a problem in the long run? I cant keep the vac...