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    Re: CNC RP/Avid Touch Plate

    Sorry to hear about your having surgery. Aging is a b**ch. Get well soon.
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    Re: CNC RP/Avid Touch Plate

    Bill, I don't believe you need a "routine" to run Avid's touch plate. You can just use Mach4's "Touch" subscreen. Here's a screen shot of the Mach4 screen:
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  3. Re: Thanks for the Thread!! Made my decision on which company. NOT FLA...

    Just so we are all on the same page, the $7,500 I mentioned was for a fully ready to go frame and axes, but without motors, electronics, leg kit or software. Basically the way Fineline and Avid sell...
  4. Re: Thanks for the Thread!! Made my decision on which company. NOT FLA...

    I'm a hobbyist and would be interested in a 48" X 48". So, you have your first bite. Camaster Stinger appears popular, but at $13K base price, I believe it is priced higher than most hobbyist can...
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    Re: CNC Machine is it to good to be true

    These are Chinese machines being sold by a Chinese company in China - one of many. Even going to China to try to do your due diligence is no guarantee of success. I've read about sophisticated...
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    Re: AVID CNC PRO 48x48 Purchase (Mach 4 Concerns)

    I've bought a lot of stuff from 80/20 over the years. I've never had to wait anywhere near 4 weeks from order to receipt - even with stuff that isn't in stock lengths. I get my orders on my...
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    Re: New 2x4' router build

    I use KoolRite 2290, which I bought on Amazon. It's a water soluble oil. The mix ratio is printed on the 1 gallon jug I purchased. It goes far. If you can capture the used liquid, you can strain...
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    Re: New 2x4' router build

    This one works well and costs a lot less. You will need a reservoir, but a cheap plastic bucket will do. ...
  9. Re: How do I setup a relay to turn my router on my cnc off/on

    I used this sort of relay when building an electric brewing control system a few years ago. Although they work great, they can generate a lot of heat when current is running through them. You need...
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    Re: Shop move/renovation/build

    Very nicely done indeed! An incredible transformation.
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    So am I.
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    Re: CRP4896 Standard to Linear Rail Conversion

    Yes, I believe medium preload is preferred. I'm happy I chose medium.

    My first machine also used the skate bearings. World of difference moving up to linear rails.
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    Re: CRP4896 Standard to Linear Rail Conversion

    Glad you like them. You mention "stiff." What's the preload? I've never seen a Chinese that was other than light, but then, I haven't spent a lot of time comparing them. My Taiwanese are medium...
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    Re: CRP4896 Standard to Linear Rail Conversion

    Nice sign!

    Gary
  15. Re: Thanks for the Thread!! Made my decision on which company. NOT FLA...

    Maybe advertising is the last to be updated; however, as you point out, it's been about a year. How long does it, or should it take? And yes, I'm glad all this is behind me.

    I have no problems...
  16. Re: Thanks for the Thread!! Made my decision on which company. NOT FLA...

    FLA's Saturn2 advertising still says the machines are "[b]uilt with an accuracy of 0.1mm," or (.004"). If true, why would they ever need 1/4" of adjustability on anything, except the interface...
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    Hello, Bill. Thanks for asking.

    I still have to make the gussets, but I'm mostly operational. Still working on remodeling projects, so I haven't made much. I'm set up to make 9 drawers for...
  18. Re: Thanks for the Thread!! Made my decision on which company. NOT FLA...

    Caveat emptor!
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    As you know, FLA has a longstanding reputation for poor customer service, e.g., calls not being returned, emails not answered. The website claims, "Our machines come fully assembled, tested, and...
  20. Re: My Z axis is loosing depth control and inconsistent

    It sounds like a mechanical problem. I had a similar thing happen to me after 2 years of operation. Turned out to be a loose coupling on my Z axis. When the Z axis went positive, the coupling...
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    So, are you assuming that all dissatisfied customers will post their dissatisfaction on CNC Zone? I doubt it. Where are all of the build threads? With respect to the Saturn series, we know that...
  22. Re: Parameter and setting to decrease spindle spin up time?

    Yes, Ian, very tedious after the 4 years or so I've been living with it.

    I've avoided prematurely loading the spindle by setting a dwell or delay in Mach4. When I start the G code, the axes go...
  23. Re: Parameter and setting to decrease spindle spin up time?

    I changed the settings to 3 seconds and did a s23000 command. It took about 3 seconds to get to speed. No faults. I repeated several times. Worked like I hoped. :banana: Thanks again mactec54. ...
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    Re: AVID CNC PRO 48x48 Purchase (Mach 4 Concerns)

    I'm an ex Mach3 and current Mach4 user. The difference between Mach3 and 4 is night an day. I use both Fusion 360 and Vectric Aspire for my CAD/CAM. If you are up to speed on Fusion, your golden. ...
  25. Re: Parameter and setting to decrease spindle spin up time?

    Good advice, Ian, but for my fear of making a fatal (to the VFD, spindle or both) mistake. There is much written on how an incorrect setting can spell doom.

    To your point, I still have my...
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