Cau Cau 850w £45!

Gravebond
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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by Gravebond » Sun Nov 03, 2013 7:57 pm

I have tested it to some extent and good grief is it powerful! I have yet to muster up the courage to turn it up to full power. stability and runout all seem to be excellent but i have yet to attach it to my shapeoko yet because the mounting holes on the machined aluminium holder are the wrong spacing for makerslide so I am in the process of making a different mount. All in all though I think this is the cheapest 850w, low runout, variable speed router available.
Shapeoko 1st gen owner - Dual motor Y-axis . Double makerslide X-axis . 1.5m Y-axis . eShapeoko motor plates . 850w Spindle .

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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by morten_denmark » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:49 pm

Hello Gravebond

Thanks for the information about the CauCau. I looks like a nice cheap (european) alternative :)

Can you give me some update? Have you been mounting it on the shapeoko yet? is it an good?

Regards Morten

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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by kristianmedk » Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:25 am

this seems like a bargain, but what about noise? How is this compared to a DeWalt router and the stock spindle that came with the SO2 kit?

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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by Dawn18 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:53 am

Hi, I have just received my Cau Cau and cannot for the life of me manage to get the plate bit off to just leave the spindle, any ideas, can you help? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by WillAdams » Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:59 am

Could you post a photograph?
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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by Dawn18 » Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:14 pm

Ok, with a bit of 'brute force', I have got it off, can't believe it was just a push fit fitting as it was so tight. I am just modifying the z axis to fit it on (it is a bit if a beast, very powerful) I have managed to enlarge the holes to fit the spindle holder on, however, the next problem is that it does not fit under the motor plate. It seems I have two possible solutions, 1. extend the spindle holder outwards away from the machine or 2. put a longer length makerslide and threaded rod.
I won't let it beat me, I have really enjoyed the feeling you get when you manage to sort out a problem. I really need to add some photos of my build so far

Gravebond
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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by Gravebond » Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:04 pm

Haha I had a job figuring how to get the blasted thing out the plunge base as well!
Been ages since I chimed in with my progress with this router and to tell you the truth I am in the middle of moving workshops and expanding/ upgrading the shapeoko that I still have yet to actually run a job with it!
The solution I have come up with in regards to the problem of mounting it is to take off the stock shapeoko router mounts and mount a plate made of 10mm thick Delrin ( acetal homopolymer in the UK ;] ) which mounts directly to the Z axis makerslide and projects about 30mm (just under 1 inch americans) below it which has 2 holes slightly further spread apart to allow it to mate with the lovely aluminium mount. To stop any wobbliness (??probably??) with this solution I will use a block of delrin (30x60x20mm) placed on the bottom face of the Z makerslide and behind the delrin plate with holes drilled to secure the router through it. I have already made the files in CamBam but it's a little late for me to figure out how to upload it right now but shall do it tomorrow hopefully.
Shapeoko 1st gen owner - Dual motor Y-axis . Double makerslide X-axis . 1.5m Y-axis . eShapeoko motor plates . 850w Spindle .

mrjwc
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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by mrjwc » Mon May 12, 2014 4:41 pm

Received my Cau Cau today. Still haven't got my mechanical eShapeoko kit so I have no use for it yet, but I weighed it and it came in at 1600 grams.
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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by mrjwc » Fri May 30, 2014 11:44 am

Ordered a runout gauge to measure the CauCau and set up a crude bench test today. See the short video below for the measurements.


Measured on an 8mm ballnose end mill.
1st measurement as close to the collet as possible: ~0.03mm
2nd measurement at ~25mm from the collet: ~0.18mm

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Re: Cau Cau 850w £45!

Post by arjan » Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:16 pm

Works much nicer then the dremel knockoff. The speed adjustment is not so good. Is changes its frequency up and down after reducing the speed. The mount is nice and study but misses 10m to be free on so2

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