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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by JordanMoss, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. JordanMoss

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    JordanMoss published a new build:

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  2. Julius

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    If you're doing metal work, you're going to want to stiffen your Z axis from the get go and get a spindle, not a router (low RPM, high torque). Probably wider plates on your Y as well. The 2020 rails WILL flex from plunging so go 2040 at minimum or find use cast corners to bolt them to your table as close to the Y rails as possible.
     
  3. JordanMoss

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    The 2020 holding up the X axis is only a temporary setup. Ideally I will machine some aluminium plates to replace the XL plate running along the Y axis, along with the C beam endplates on the X axis C beam (similar to the OX).

    Unfortunately a spindle is hard to come by - I can import one, but obviously the risk goes up as I dont know what I am getting, and the shipping cost can be huge. Even sending US$200 worth of parts to NZ costs US$70.
     
  4. Julius

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    Most of the spindles are from china anyways. Just get one off ebay


    And that's not much.... I paid 90$ US to get my 1 meter rails to Canada.....
     
  5. JordanMoss

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    The $70US is just for plates - if I was going to get the C beams shipped here, it would cost $200US for 1 1m C beam!

    I will look into the spindle idea.
     
  6. Julius

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    why not get them cut locally?
     
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    Small qty stuff is hard to get done around here. It would end up costing more than importing them.
     
  8. Julius

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    weird. Here they charge by the hour, so it doesnt matter
     

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