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  1. To the O.P. you are making the right choice in...

    To the O.P. you are making the right choice in staying away. I don't have any experience with Avid but they have a long track record. Nate used to be sort of partners with Arron from Avid/Cncrp way...
  2. Thread: Mach 4 Users

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    Re: Mach 4 Users

    I have been thinking about going to mach4. Anything I need to look out for vs mach3?
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    Either way... whatever happens...I'll know what...

    Either way... whatever happens...I'll know what to do next :)...I just want to keep it simple and solve as many problems in one swoop as I can. The machine is up on the stand from Fine line...which...
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    Yes it is a Saturn 2x4'. I think there are 5...

    Yes it is a Saturn 2x4'. I think there are 5 cross members. I don't know if I would re weld or make some plates and bolt it.
  5. Thread: Z axis supplier

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    The linear bearings are chtr. Not sure about the...

    The linear bearings are chtr. Not sure about the ball screws and nut.

    http://m.chtrmotion.com/ball-type-linear-guides/linear-motion-guides.html

    They are a knock off of THK brand. If you look...
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    I am going to cut the cross members right down...

    I am going to cut the cross members right down the middle. This will allow the frame rails to be parallel. If I just get the rails parallel then the drives at least on one side will be misaligned. ...
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    Re: Lack of Fineline response to its customers

    Seems to me that as Nate got closer and closer to shutting down, he decided to just send out whatever junk he still had in inventory to whoever hadn't figured out that he is a total scum bag.
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    Thanks Gary, Yes it's pretty light weight. ...

    Thanks Gary,
    Yes it's pretty light weight. But it is very comparable to the cncrouterparts.com basic benchtop unit, which also uses the same size extrusions for construction and lead screws. I...
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    I realize I have asked for a lot of input and not...

    I realize I have asked for a lot of input and not done anything about it yet. I have a 2 yr old and a 4 yr old and work about 70 hours a week. There is not much time left over to tinker. I don't...
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    I'm embarrassed to say I have always been...

    I'm embarrassed to say I have always been measuring from rail to rail but it occurred to me to measure a few other points on the frame. One end is over an 1/8" wider than the other. Hahaha...if I...
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    Hi BobL. Thanks for taking a look. Did you ever...

    Hi BobL.
    Thanks for taking a look. Did you ever have any luck?
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    I have been looking at the desktop Pro. I talked...

    I have been looking at the desktop Pro. I talked to Avid and the sales person said I should really see no difference between the desktop and the pro full size routers when milling aluminum. Looking...
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    I get exactly what you are saying and it does...

    I get exactly what you are saying and it does make more sense and is a better long term solution. The leveling screws are a good idea. Would you put them on both sides of the rail or just one side?...
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    Hey Dan and others, Swapping the parts would...

    Hey Dan and others,
    Swapping the parts would not be super hard to an extrusion. I suppose I worry about the "good money after bad". I will contact Nate and see if he will send me an extrusion....
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    I did not buy a plug and play. I am using an...

    I did not buy a plug and play. I am using an Arduino based controller feeding Automation Technologies 542(I think) drivers to nema23 steppers.
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    I am in Raleigh NC. I would entertain an offer....

    I am in Raleigh NC. I would entertain an offer. Not sure what to do yet.
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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/xWknwjqbCP7bBbZk8 ...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/xWknwjqbCP7bBbZk8

    That is a link to more pics. The more I dig in the more depressing this gets. When I bought the machine we had just moved into a new house and our son...
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    Another long day at work. Sorry will try and get...

    Another long day at work. Sorry will try and get pics tomorrow.
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    I will take some pics when I get home tonight. It...

    I will take some pics when I get home tonight. It basically is a Saturn 2 but has the Saturn 1 bracing instead of the welded bracing
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    Yeah, as of right now was really trying to see if...

    Yeah, as of right now was really trying to see if there were maybe a few bolt holes that were holding me back from being able to wack this thing into alignment but seems it's just way to jacked up to...
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    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fSTkWVUZpBMZViw68 Here...

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fSTkWVUZpBMZViw68
    Here is a link to pics. They are of the extreme ends of the rails and the brace holes. This is with the rails parallel to the accuracy of my tape measure...
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    See the attached pictures. Nate now is a Edward...

    See the attached pictures. Nate now is a Edward Jones financial advisor. His profile shows that he was president of Fineline until 2018.
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    Thanks I will check out the link. Just as an...

    Thanks I will check out the link. Just as an exercise in frustration I decided instead of just loosening the bolts for the rails I would take them completely out of one side. Then I wanted to see if...
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    Re: Fineline Shutdown or Perpetrating a Fraud!!

    To test out if the extrusions under the rails will help me get things right, I am going to design some parts I can 3d print out of polycarbonate blend I have on hand. If they work well enough I may...
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    Sorry for the short reply...but I'm exhausted. Im...

    Sorry for the short reply...but I'm exhausted. Im saying even if the rails are parallel to each other...if you look down the table...like you might look down a 2x4 timber to see if it's...
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