Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

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secretspy711
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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by secretspy711 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:20 am

Did you remove the Z plate and use that as a drill template for the aluminum mounts? Did you use the Shapeoko to drill those also, or a drill press?

One down, the other one is cutting right now. I added a flat opposite the clamp also.

The edges on your parts look decidedly cleaner than mine. I think this is because of the excessive runout on my DeWalt DW660's crappy collet...and is the primary reason I'm switching to the Makita!
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Shapeoko 2 #5510: 1200 x 500 mm, Makita RT0701

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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by secretspy711 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:33 pm

Got the Makita attached :D. Thank you criznach for posting the files to make the mounts, everything fit perfectly.

Something I didn't anticipate, since the Makita is so much shorter than the DeWalt DW660, was the extra distance created between the collet and the spoilboard. When the Z axis is lowered to where the bottom v-wheels are still barely on the makerslide, there is still nearly 2 inches between the collet and the spoilboard. Most of my bits don't protrude that far, so I will have to raise up the work surface when cutting thin materials or deep pockets. I suppose a 3rd, middle set of v-wheels on the Z axis would help solve this also.

Anyway, my TIR went from .010"+ on the DeWalt, to .002" on the Makita, so I'm happy!

I made the extra-clearance Z-plate from .250" stock aluminum, cut down to .160" for each of the 2 pieces. I cut these with the Makita when the original z plate was still installed. Comparing the results to other aluminum I've cut, I can already see better results from the lower runout. There is much less cutter wandering and chattering, especially on the ramp-down on triangular holding tabs.

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Shapeoko 2 #5510: 1200 x 500 mm, Makita RT0701

Caesar S
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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by Caesar S » Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 pm

Hey that's neat! May I order 1 already tapped and drilled (ready to mount)?

Thanks, Caesar.

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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by criznach » Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:19 pm

Nice work! I don't have time to make any mounts lately, but maybe someone else is up for it?

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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by secretspy711 » Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:06 am

I don't have enough aluminum to make any more, and they are time consuming... Not to mention drilling the holes was "interesting" since I don't have a drill press -- I used the shapeoko. Spiral milling works ok but the clamp hole needed a real drill bit due to reach. Problem is, the spindle goes WAY too fast for straight drilling and I ended up with powdered aluminum and a very dull bit!

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Shapeoko 2 #5510: 1200 x 500 mm, Makita RT0701

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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by criznach » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:39 pm

Yeah I forgot to say I used a drill press. I did make some clamp-on jigs to get the hole positions correct. That helped...

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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by UnequalTech » Sat Apr 04, 2015 1:42 am

Is anyone able to make me a set of these?! I'm ugrading my Shapeoko 2 and would love to tighten up my Makita with some aluminum spindle mouints. I've got a drill press
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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by kristenanne77 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:47 pm

I went to github and the file is not a dxf file. It is a htm file that my VCarve program cannot read.
How do I get the dxf file?

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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by WillAdams » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:35 pm

You have to click through until the text of the DXF is displayed:

https://github.com/trailhead/shapeoko-s ... 0mount.dxf

Then click on the "Raw" button to get the link:

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/trail ... 0mount.dxf
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criznach
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Re: Aluminum spindle mounts for Makita RT0701c

Post by criznach » Mon Oct 23, 2017 5:45 pm

Is there still interest in these? I have a set that I just need to drill and tap. I sell them for $80 usd + shipping.

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