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    Re: V-Rail vs Linear Guide Rail

    I had the exact same situation as David, so I've only used Linear Rails. With linear rails, the machines are very ridged and accurate. I did leave the v-con Z axis on mine.
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    Re: Vacuum Table Project

    I started using Fusion 360 however it's to complicated for the work I do. Aspire & VCarve Pro suit my needs. In the year I used Fusion, I never found a way to convert Fusion file to VCarve and there...
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    Re: PRO4824 - Teenager Build

    You must have worked your daughters hard the last couple of days! lol Glad to see you made great progress. You'll be up and running soon.
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    Re: PRO4824 - Teenager Build

    You and your daughters are making great progress. It sound like your keeping all the assembles lever and square which will make your progress go smoothly especially at startup. Look forward to seeing...
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    Re: PRO4824 on the way!

    I've owned a Pro4824 for 2 1/2 years with a 2.2kW water cooled spindle. My only regret to this point is not buying the Pro4848 and I will likely buy the parts to upgrade at some point. 98% of my work...
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    Clock for Christmas Present

    My brother loves Art Deco inspired home furnishings, so I made this clock as a Christmas present for him. The clock body was machined from Peruvian Walnut and is two 3/4" thick pieces glued together....
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    Re: Non-CNCRP VFD on Plug & Play

    Good to hear you up and running again! I agree, CNCRP has excellent customer service.
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    Re: Non-CNCRP VFD on Plug & Play

    I have a Hitachi WJ200 VFD on a Pro 4824 that works great. Here is a link to my build log with the settings. https://www.cnczone.com/forums/cnc-router-parts/319628-pro-4824-build-amp-upgrade-4.html
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    Re: New PRO4896 Setup Pics

    Nice work and great shop. Thanks for posting the link for the Snapnstrut. I've been looking for a mount like that to attach my hose to the Z axis. Also like the mag strips attached to the extrusion....
  10. Re: Building the CNCRP Dust Shoe. Need help

    Gary, I just looked at my file, cut slot at .21". I went to the basement and measured a piece of brush strip leftover, .22 to .24". It took significant force to push into slot and it stayed in place...
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    Re: Squaring the Gantry on a CNCRP Pro

    When I received the extrusions from 80-20 for my Pro4824, I spent time checking each piece with a machinist square and feeler gages. Each part was cut very accurately as to length and squareness. I...
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    Re: Which end of linear rail is ground?

    You need a smooth transition between the rails for the small ball bearing in the bearing blocks. I would check the rail ends with a good square and mate the best ends together.
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    Re: Where do I go from here??

    HJ,
    Here are some pics & info that might help. There are 5 switches, all identical, pics below. Also a drawing showing locations and designation of each switch and drawing of bottom of control box...
  14. Re: New CNC Router Parts 48x96 Router build coming soon

    Gary, sorry to hear about your fall. Hope you recovery quickly and get back to the build!
    My build also got spread out over several months due to family health problems. Good Luck!!
  15. Thread: CNC 4x8 pro

    by GigaWatt
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    Re: CNC 4x8 pro

    Did you look in Mach3 ,config/ports & pins, to make sure the relays are enabled? You will also need a post processor with code for dust collection to turn the dc on when routing.
    Here is a link to...
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    Re: PRO 4896 Nema 23 Enough?

    My Pro4824 has Nema 23 and is strictly a hobby machine although I do occasionally cut pieces for sale. I have no problems cutting 150 to 300 ipm depending on the material. I cut mdf, hdpe, pine,...
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    Re: VCarve Pro Patch 9.508

    Since I have 9.5 on my laptop and cnc computer, I decided to play a little last night. I removed 9.507 and then reinstalled it. I then applied the patch for 9.508. This time it installed properly and...
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    VCarve Pro Patch 9.508

    I noticed this morning when I started VCarve 9.5 there was a notice in the top right corner there is an update available 9.508. I clicked on the message and downloaded the update. The first time it...
  19. Re: New CNC Router Parts 48x96 Router build coming soon

    I understand how excited your are. I felt like a kid waiting for Christmas after my order. On mine the 80-20 portion of the order arrived in 2 weeks and 3 weeks for the rest.
  20. Re: Dust collection for 4896 Pro with Spindle

    Gerry is correct, you will see a slight reduction in suction volume by adding a vortex separator. However IMHO the gain in efficiency, by reducing clogging of the dc bag or filter, offsets the slight...
  21. Re: Dust collection for 4896 Pro with Spindle

    Yes, it comes in 2 versions 5 & 6 inch. They have adapters for both to reduce to 4".
    https://www.oneida-air.com/pdf/super-dust-deputy-cmbn-quick-quote-2017.pdf...
  22. Re: Dust collection for 4896 Pro with Spindle

    I have a 2.2kW spindle, 2 hp dust collector with Super Dust Deputy and micron air filter, never have any problems with dust.
  23. Thread: Dual Monitors

    by GigaWatt
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    Dual Monitors

    Since I started assembling my cnc about 2 years ago, I had intended to use dual computer monitors. Recently, while digging thru some packing crates, I found a spare monitor. I immediately ordered...
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    Re: Pro 60x120 to big?

    Sorry, as I do occasionally, I misread your post.
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    Re: Pro 60x120 to big?

    I bought my 4824 Pro strictly for hobby use and I'm already re-getting not going larger. If you have the room and can afford it, go as large as you can!
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