Ridgid R2401

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TeeMonie
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Ridgid R2401

Post by TeeMonie » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:08 pm

Hey All -


I just got my Ridgid R2401 and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction for mounting it to my Shapeoko. I saw another post but since I am just getting familiar with all this stuff I am not sure how people are measuring the cut outs for the spindle to fit perfectly. Any help would be much appreciated.

One day I will be able to contribute with answers. :P

//T

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Re: Ridgid R2401

Post by WillAdams » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:58 pm

I worked up a mount for my Makita and documented the process here: http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3658
Shapeoko 3XL #0006 w/Makita RT0701 Router w/0.125″ and ¼″ Elaire precision collets
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Redpaw_Designs
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Re: Ridgid R2401

Post by Redpaw_Designs » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:58 pm

The attached file works for my Ridgid 2400 variable speed trim router. How I made it work was to keep it very simple.

I went to Amazon and bought 5 pack of M5 x8 x 100mm screwhead bolts ( <$8.00 and free ship ) these will replace the shorter supplied bolts with the flimsy strap.
I left the Aluminum Spindle mounts attached to the ZPlate. No reason to to change them.
I needed a specific depth to add a spindle suction hose, so I designed it for that, the future duster shoe will attach to this design as well.

The 2401 Ridgid has a few minor contour differences, but with a minor tweak to this supplied design, you should be able to make this work right away.
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Ridgid 2400 Mount
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Re: Ridgid R2401

Post by WillAdams » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:11 pm

Is the .nc file suitable for use as a source file for editing? Or would someone need you cambam file?

Redpaw_Designs
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Re: Ridgid R2401

Post by Redpaw_Designs » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:21 pm

The file should be, as far as my knowledge goes, be suitable for editing. I've changed the suffixes ( .nc ) to .Gcode and it runs as well. I can post the .cb ( cambam file ) if you'd think it would help. CamBam files are text files in .xml form.

Im less than 30 days into learning cnc, I've learned a lot from reading and i'd like to say….thanks for your patience with me, i can be a little rough at times, but I come to my senses quickly.

Apparently, after numerous attempts, a .cb file will not upload here ( perhaps its me ). I will provide a link to the file shortly, as Im setting up an operation now for another project.
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Re: Ridgid R2401

Post by WillAdams » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:25 pm

Usually tool path files such as G-code encode a lot of assumptions, and lose the ability to make easy modifications because of things such as bit diameter and cutting pass depth being encoded into them. Posting the source would make things much easier for anyone else to edit the design.
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: Ridgid R2401

Post by Redpaw_Designs » Sun Apr 05, 2015 7:34 pm

In my edited post above, I had problems sharing the .cb file to this site.

Here is a link to the file in cb form. http://www.cambam.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=4769.0

The following Text file is the Gcode as I grabbed it.

The Mounts were made with a 3" length X 1/4" shaft, 2Flute, 1.75" flute cutting surface in Upcut Bit at 800 feedrate and 100 Plunge Rate with 2mm cut per pass. Holding Tabs are thick, yet cut right off with a pocket razor.
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Re: Ridgid R2401

Post by Winanszero » Wed Sep 23, 2015 7:02 pm

Hi All,

I ended up printing an adapter so that my Ridgid Trim Router would fit into the stock aluminum mount. It's definitely a tight fit to get the nose of the router in, but I lightly sanded the protrusion on the router by about 1mm and it gets into the mount fine. After that, you can use the printed piece as a sort of custom shim to take up all the gaps.

I've been running mine like this for a week or so now and had no issues with stability, even doing some detailed engraving. I've attached the STL file.
SpindleMount.stl
Ridgid R2401 Router Mount
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Thanks,
Bill

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