How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

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Got2tinxxer
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by Got2tinxxer » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:29 am

What would be the typical computer specs needed to run the programs of Shapeoko3?
As I am also preparing to assemble my newly arrived Shapeoko3, I noticed some
problems after just examining how the parts are to be assembled.
1. I received one short belt which is endless and 2 long belts which are cut off. Are they supposed to be cut?
2. Item #26 on the x axis are tapped for 4 mm and there is no 4 mm screws on the parts. Can retap it myself.
3. My other concern is the pulley on the Z axis which is installed with a screw and a bolt on the other side of the
plate. Looks like there is a possibility that the bolt will unlock when the pulley starts turning.
4. Without checking I just installed the motors and is now wondering if Y motors are different for
X and Z motors.
5. ON pulley installation would it be correct if I just push it in flush with the end of the shaft
or does it need to go in further?

These are my concerns as I assemble my Shapeoko 3. Your expert comments will be highly valued.
Thanks, one and all! These are exciting times.

WillAdams
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by WillAdams » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:09 am

1. Correct. Endless is for Z, there should be enough additional belting for X (1 x 800mm) and Y (2 x 800mm) see http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Shapeoko_3#Belts

2. Part number?

3. Mine hasn’t. This would be a good place to use the lock Tite

4. Yes, X and Z have one length leads, Y has the other: http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Shapeoko_3#S3103

5. Yes, save that the X-axis is reversed. http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... lConstruct


Did you see the latest version of the assembly instructions? Current version is published from the main shapeoko.com page.
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cvoinescu
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by cvoinescu » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:12 am

Got2tinxxer wrote:3. My other concern is the pulley on the Z axis which is installed with a screw and a bolt on the other side of the
plate. Looks like there is a possibility that the bolt will unlock when the pulley starts turning.
That pulley does not turn. It is used as a belt grip, not as a proper pulley.
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rwhite2747
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by rwhite2747 » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:33 pm

Not sure if anyone is in the market for DWP611.
Ordering my Shapeoko today, I found Home Depot is having a Dewalt promotion.

Promotion Details
Price Valid : 11/16/2015 - 12/23/2015
$25 off $100 purchase of select DEWALT items.
Cart Price is $91.70 which is the lowest I have found

RICKXX70
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by RICKXX70 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:20 pm

This is first thing I just did.

You can see my XL sitting inside and below ready for assembles..
That’s next
Lol. Than crash course CNC. Then baby steps..
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kiana1990
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by kiana1990 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:44 am

WillAdams wrote:The most reliable unzipping tool I've used in 7Zip: http://www.7-zip.org/

If you could provide the names of the tools you're having difficulty w/ we can look into them.
Me too compressing and uncompress files in command prompt by using 7zip tool...

VinctLeiter
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Re: How to prepare for Shapeoko 3 - New to CNC

Post by VinctLeiter » Sun May 12, 2019 4:15 am

kiana1990 wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:44 am
WillAdams wrote:The most reliable unzipping tool I've used in 7Zip: http://www.7-zip.org/

If you could provide the names of the tools you're having difficulty w/ we can look into them.
Me too compressing and uncompress files in command prompt by using 7zip tool...
7-zip.org and 7zipguides. Aren't they the same? Owner of Cameengo, I published several reviews about portable butane torch and portable travel crib for babies.

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