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    Decent motor/board/power supply kit?

    I'm helping a friend overhaul a 20 year old router. It's Nema23 (grossly underpowered at 150oz/in) and equally old Geckos. I'd like to just put on some bigger motors, but I know the PSU and geckos would be better served with an upgrade as well.
    I was looking at this "all in one" kit here from Avid CNC: https://www.avidcnc.com/4-drive-diy-...ahcta80c3e2872
    But I was wondering if anyone had any better kit to recommend?

    Little info about the machine:
    2' x 2 x 6" (XYZ), full size Porter Cable router head. Ball screws on all axis, 1" Thompson shaft and bearings on XY, 3/4" on Z. All aluminum (machined flatbar) construction. Dual ball screws on the lower (X) axis, using a single motor and timing belts to transmit motion.
    Planning on using Mach3/4, if that matters at all. Computer choice is rather open ended, from old XP machines all the way up to Win10 new PC.

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    Re: Decent motor/board/power supply kit?

    Check out HobbyCNC.com
    WoodWorkerB
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    Re: Decent motor/board/power supply kit?

    You rarely see kits with top of the line components, due to the price.
    The only other seller of package kits I know of is here:
    https://www.automationtechnologiesin...23-4-axis-kits
    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: Decent motor/board/power supply kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    You rarely see kits with top of the line components, due to the price.
    The only other seller of package kits I know of is here:
    https://www.automationtechnologiesin...23-4-axis-kits
    Thanks for that link! To clarify; not looking for top of the line components, just something "decent" to get the machine back up and running

    -EDIT-
    In your opinion, would I be better off piecing together a kit with better components? If so, where should I start my search?
    Motors
    Power supply
    Drives
    Breakout board

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    Re: Decent motor/board/power supply kit?

    I guess it depends on how much you want to spend.
    This is probably a pretty good kit.
    https://www.automationtechnologiesin...-stepper-motor

    I prefer UCCNC over Mach3. CNC Drive's AXBB-E controller doesn't need a breakout board, and can also be used with Mach3 or Mach4 in Windows 10.
    Gerry

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    Re: Decent motor/board/power supply kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ger21 View Post
    I guess it depends on how much you want to spend.
    This is probably a pretty good kit.
    https://www.automationtechnologiesin...-stepper-motor
    I'm not so sure. I will not buy motors which do not have torque curves available. This one does not even quote motor inertia which in my modelling is one of the most important critiera for motor selection. That and the ratio between induction and resistance. The manufacturers of good motors don't always make good drivers or they simply rebadge another brand
    Rod Webster
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    Re: Decent motor/board/power supply kit?

    The Avid CNC RouterParts kit is very good. That is exactly what I have and have been using for a year.


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