Love my Makita but....

jameslee522
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Love my Makita but....

Post by jameslee522 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:38 pm

Cant stand it blowing chips everywhere!

My fix! LOL

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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by Damin69 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:45 pm

As far as I can tell that blowing not only helps keep the chips out of the path of the bit it also helps keep the bit cool for longer tool life.. I could be wrong would not be the first time wont be the last.
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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by Caesar S » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:56 pm

Well, I made a dust container for mine. WillAdams has a really slick one where it's all clear so you can see the bit while it's cutting.

The dust container keeps the air from the router away from the cut material, while the vacuum creates incoming air and evacuates the dust.

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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by McOtis » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:29 am

Damin69 wrote:As far as I can tell that blowing not only helps keep the chips out of the path of the bit it also helps keep the bit cool for longer tool life.. I could be wrong would not be the first time wont be the last.
Yes, the dust is blown out of the path, directly into everyone's shops and lungs.
I use the custom 3D printed dust shoe. It works well cause it vents the air directly out (perpendicular to the bit), but still allows a vacuum to collect dust and chips.
http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 019#p30087

However I do like the OP's idea! I wish I had thought of it sooner!

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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by jameslee522 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:26 pm

Wish I had a 3d printer. I would love one of those. I was having problems with cutting wood. It would blow the chips everywhere! My Z axis even started to have problems moving up and down because of all of it. Im looking into a dush shoe setup.

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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:33 pm

You have 70% of a 3D printer already.
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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by WillAdams » Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:08 pm

jameslee522 wrote:Wish I had a 3d printer.
cvoinescu wrote:You have 70% of a 3D printer already.
http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/RepStrapOko
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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by jameslee522 » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:10 pm

I have looked into adding a print head. But as of right now im running the cheap tb6560 3 axis board. I plan on upgrading to the g540 with in the next few months. When I do that I will look into 3d printing more. The tb6560 is just what I started with when I build my home made machine. It was crazy slow lol ----->

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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by cvoinescu » Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:55 pm

The slowness has nothing to do with the board. Okay, the combination of supply, driver and motors will limit the maximum speed, but nowhere near that low. That is just how you configured the software, or what you told the CAM to do, not a limitation of the TB5650. I know for a fact it can go orders of magnitude faster than that. Without other changes in configuration, swap in a Gecko G540 (and adjust the steps-per-mm for 10x microstepping), and it will go just as slowly.
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Re: Love my Makita but....

Post by jameslee522 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 12:38 am

No the slowness of my old machine was due to the all thread. Same setup on the shapeoko Im able to get 255 ipm rapids. But over long projects it starts to miss steps.

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