How to mount DW660?

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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by levlandau2 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:47 am

Jimmy0x52, pourcirm

The mounts were milled successfully out of HDPE. I have used the same material for my mounts and they have been working great for a couple of months. A little care needs to be used when mounting these since they need to be stretched apart and guided through the narrowest end of the DW660 by the power cord (stretching them out all the way may break them).

Anyway, Private Message me, and I can ship these tomorrow. No need to worry about payment, these are on me :-).
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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by Will Winder » Fri Jan 04, 2013 2:53 pm

Looks like those turned out nice. How thick is the plastic? Is it possible to use the stock mounts as a template for drilling the holes for mounting to the makerslide?

My DW660 arrived in the mail today to replace a broken dremel, so I'm looking forward to getting it temporarily mounted and cutting a pair of the mounts for myself.
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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by levlandau2 » Fri Jan 04, 2013 3:37 pm

The plastic is 0.5" thick, although you could go thicker if you wanted to (probably don't want to go thinner). It has worked well so far. I don't have any advanced testing or data showing that 0.5" inch plastic is sufficiently thick/strong, but anecdotal it seems to work well.

If you look at the CAD below there are two arcs on the mount which serve aqs guides for where the holes should be drilled. I suppose you can use the stock mount as a guide as well, although it is slightly thicker than the 0.5" of the plastic. That said, I did not use it to drill the holes, just used a center punch punch and a handheld drill.
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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by DwightEpp » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:43 pm

What is the width and height of this mount? I'm having some scaling issues and want to make sure I cut this at the proper size. Thanks

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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by Jimmy0x52 » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:56 pm

Sure. Almost ready to turn it on.

I need to drill the holes in the ones you sent too!

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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by levlandau2 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:34 am

DwightEpp,

You can find the original design of the mount on this wiki page. I am also attaching the cambam file which should have all the info needed to mill the mounts.
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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by Jimmy0x52 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:09 am

Lev -

So I kinda messed up your mounts you sent - but - I managed!

I only had 10mm bolts so I tried to countersink the heads. I managed with about 2.5 out of 4 holes and totally messed up the other ones - but it was enough to mount it and cut out my own mounts from another cutting board.

Thank you again for sending them. I feel like its a bit if a rite of passage to cut your own mounts. Now I need to cut a backup pair too just in case I damage one removing the spindle.

Thanks again!!

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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by jrsteensen » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:34 pm

Anyone still cutting mounts? Got my machine moving around, but my only spindle is a DW660 since I fried my dremel working a little too hard with it on another project.

Can send whatever it costs. (I'm in south east AZ, USA.)

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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by Improbable Construct » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:01 pm

I can cut you a set.
It will probably be tomorrow morning before I can get to it.
Right now I am running a 4+ hour job cutting out 100 or so bearing plate/motor mounts.
PM me your address and I will ship them out.
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Re: How to mount DW660?

Post by WillAdams » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:40 pm

Could someone post G-code for these? I rather precipitously volunteered to cut a set, but am stymied by converting the .dxf to the correct size G-code. I was thinking that a 1/8" two-flute endmill would be appropriate?
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