Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

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What is your favorite ShapeOko spindle option?

Rotary Tool - generic (specify)
5
4%
Rotary Tool - brand-name, e.g. Dremel 200 or 4000 (specify)
9
7%
Cut-out Tool - e.g., Dewalt DW660 (specify)
24
19%
Compact Router - e.g., Dewalt DWP611 (specify)
29
23%
Trim Router (specify)
12
10%
Carving Tool (specify)
1
1%
DC Spindle (specify)
32
26%
Palm Router - e.g., Bosch Colt (specify)
4
3%
Mini Spindle (specify)
8
6%
 
Total votes: 124

WillAdams
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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by WillAdams » Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:21 am

A number of people have wanted to try that. One person did try a knock-off, but that had quality issues.

The carving tool has a number of advantages:

- removes the weight of the motor from the gantry
- moves the end mill closer to the gantry, reducing lever effects.
- allows one to place the motor so as to reduce noise

Looking forward to hearing how it works out.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

Little Hands
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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by Little Hands » Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:30 pm

I get my Bosch Colt motor mount from Inventables on Monday. The Colt is stock with a 1/4"dia. collet, I have ordered a 1/8"dia. As soon as I cut a few more parts and things with the stock SO2 spindle. I will change over to the Colt. I am upgrading to the Nema 23-140's on Z and X axis. I figure the (2) Nema 17 on the Y axis are good for now also plan to upgrade Rev3 shield w/A4988 drivers. Had to make a Z-Motor mount to get this done (if anyone would like the photo/.DXF I will try to post it?), still working on all the details and stuff but I feel the Colt is going to work nicely...! Any other ideas or comments?

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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by WillAdams » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:05 pm

Love to have the photo and dxf of the mount plate posted to the wiki.

Curious to see what the runout is on the Colt --- there have been some reports in the past of difficulties w/ it.
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

Brian
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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by Brian » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:21 pm

HF cutout tool is cutting alum plate like a champ. .025 doc at 30ipm with an 1/8 carbide altin endmill. 6061 t6 plate
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Shapeoko 2 #I have no idea
HF cutout tool, 72oz nema 17 steppers, TB6600 stepper drivers, Mach3 control

Little Hands
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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by Little Hands » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:49 pm

Not sure of the Colt runout? Dose Anybody...? I will try and post the .DXF for the Z Mount plate today. Where should I post the .DXF? The hole pattern works with the 17 or 23 motors, 3/16" clear acrylic (for now, might need to go with 5/16" or dbl up?). Keep in mind, it has not been tested. Everything does mount, align etc. looks good too!
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Little Hands
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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by Little Hands » Sun Feb 02, 2014 10:04 pm

Sorry about the photo orientation on the last post..? Does anyone know about runout re: Colt. The stock SO2 spindle is not so great....wobble, wobble My kid's are taking the stock SO2 spindle apart as we speak.....? They want to see what and why?

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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by WillAdams » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:22 pm

The Precisebits folk have a page on this:

http://www.precisebits.com/lab_reports/ ... lt_TIR.htm

but, they also have this page:

http://www.precisebits.com/WayTooCool.htm

That said, it's probably not too hard to do better than the low-end rotary tools.

The Dewalt appeals to me more for various reasons, but for now I'm making do w/ a 1/4" Harbor Freight Trim Router and MLCS 1/8" adapter --- worked okay for my first test cut (circle-diamond-square test --- need to find the inclination to measure it, then repeat w/ the longer bit which I want to use, but looks like the heavier spindle needs more current on the Z-axis, and I'm just not in the mood to open up the Lego brick enclosure the controller is in).
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
Nomad 883 Pro #596 (bamboo)

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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by Sprenkle » Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:38 am

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Here is my spindle solution. I have made many cuts with it already including the box and bottle opener in the picture. I just stood the Zipsaw on its end so it was perfectly straight and put it as close to the alum brackets as possible and started hot gluing.

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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by samc99us » Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:06 pm

I am using a Dewalt DNP611 on a stock SO2 currently. You can see photos here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2602

I like it a lot. It is quiet, punches through anything and about $180 with a precise bits "precision grade" collet set. I did have a dremel before, which did a decent job in plastics and wood, but not something I would use to cut aluminum or acyrlic.
Modified Shapeoko 2: 1500mm fully supported y-axis, 1000 mm 4060 x-axis, ACME Belt Drive Z-axis, Dewalt DNP611, full aluminum t-slot table, 4x NEMA23 180 oz/in stepper motors driven by a G540

Brian
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Re: Vote for your favorite ShapeOko spindle solution!

Post by Brian » Mon Feb 24, 2014 5:16 am

Brian wrote:HF cutout tool is cutting alum plate like a champ. .025 doc at 30ipm with an 1/8 carbide altin endmill. 6061 t6 plate
After I took some measurements on accuracy it was less than desirable. Going to slow it down when i get a dust shoe to keep the shop clean of alum chips. I love the HF spindle though.
Brian
Shapeoko 2 #I have no idea
HF cutout tool, 72oz nema 17 steppers, TB6600 stepper drivers, Mach3 control

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