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    convert shopbot to another software/controller.

    Good morning,
    I have an older shopbot PRS with an upgraded controller. I have had intermittent problems with it over the few years I've owned it bot primarily used it with a dragknife to cut vynal. recently it has gone haywire again. A friend suggested that i convert it to mach 3. I need to make this machine reliable and have the full range of abilities with the three axis machine. Any thoughts or recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
    John

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    Re: convert shopbot to another software/controller.

    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

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    Re: convert shopbot to another software/controller.

    Without knowing your machine, you might also look at Linuxcnc. It has a broader range of hardware which may let you keep more of your machine intact to keep costs down.
    Rod Webster
    www.vehiclemods.net.au

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