Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

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clockit
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Re: Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

Post by clockit » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:59 pm

@Bellyupfish, whether you plan on sticking with the 2 stock size of 500 x 500, or plan on going to the upgraded sizw of 1000 x 1000, I'd assemble my X axis in this manner for the added ridgidity if you plan on cutting metal... http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5227 specifically the last post... :D
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Re: Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

Post by BellyUpFish » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:38 am

clockit wrote:@Bellyupfish, whether you plan on sticking with the 2 stock size of 500 x 500, or plan on going to the upgraded sizw of 1000 x 1000, I'd assemble my X axis in this manner for the added ridgidity if you plan on cutting metal... http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5227 specifically the last post... :D
Looks like that should work. I would like to upgrade to 1000^2 eventually..

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Re: Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

Post by JayOko2 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:40 am

Just found this guy on youtube cutting aluminum with a KRESS1050FME

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEoJcBO209k

it was dominating the 3mm aluminum plate like if it where wood ( just cause wood is weaker then aluminum )

Any one has any input on that router?

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Re: Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

Post by AlBorland » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:34 am

The Kress router is in the Wiki. There are actually 4 different models:
Kress 530FM: 530W, 29000rpm fixed speed.
Kress 800FME: 800W, 10000-29000 rpm.
Kress 1050FME: 1050W, 10000-29000 rpm.
Kress 1050FME-1: 1050W, 5000-25000 rpm.

The video is very nice, unfortunately it does not list the alloy (probably one of the harder ones because of the high spindle speed and low feed rate) and the stepdown (I guess 1mm because there are some marks in some of the cutouts).
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Re: Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

Post by WillAdams » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:20 pm

Thanks! I didn't twig to that. I've updated the wiki w/ the new models --- if you get a chance to look it over and see if things make sense I'd be obliged.
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Re: Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

Post by McOtis » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:40 pm

WillAdams wrote:If you like using the Makita w/ an adapter, you'll love using it w/ the Elaire collet.
I have this combination and it works great.

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Re: Shapeoko2 for Aluminum (Makita)

Post by AlBorland » Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:11 pm

WillAdams wrote:Thanks! I didn't twig to that. I've updated the wiki w/ the new models --- if you get a chance to look it over and see if things make sense I'd be obliged.
Looks good! Thank you for updating it!
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