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    Import tool setter recommendation

    I am wanting to add a tool setter to my machine with a limited budget. Anyone tried these?

    SHINA SK-66 CNC Automatic Tool Touch Sensor Normally Open with Blowing Setting Gauge Z-Axis Presetter Locator with Stroke 5mm for Mach3 etc https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYGDU3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_bB78FbR4YG488

    Or, anyone had good luck with one of the imports?

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    Import tool setter recommendation

    I bought this one but I haven’t had a chance to hook it up yet. It looks identical to the one you’re looking at but it’s about $30 cheaper.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Precis....m46890.l49292

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    Re: Import tool setter recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisAttebery View Post
    I bought this one but I haven’t had a chance to hook it up yet. It looks identical to the one you’re looking at but it’s about $30 cheaper.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Precis....m46890.l49292
    Looks like the one I was considering. Yours is less on ebay than Amazon. For $55 you can't loos much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisAttebery View Post
    I bought this one but I haven’t had a chance to hook it up yet. It looks identical to the one you’re looking at but it’s about $30 cheaper.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Precis....m46890.l49292
    Any chance idea what the air fitting is for? I’m guessing the post is to limit overtravel

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    Re: Import tool setter recommendation

    The post is actually an air blast. There's a small hole that's pointed at the face of the tool setter.

    The schematic I received with mine was basically useless. There are 4 wires and two NC switches. One is the tool length switch the other is an overtravel indicator. You can connect that to your E-stop so that the tool won't crash into the tool setter if the length isn't detected for some reason.



    Quote Originally Posted by mccafferty View Post
    Any chance idea what the air fitting is for? I’m guessing the post is to limit overtravel

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    Re: Import tool setter recommendation

    Thank you

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    Re: Import tool setter recommendation

    I like mine on my HY-3040. I have added a second PP on my set up for all the inputs of homing, tool setting & probing.
    Not the greatest video but hope it shows what can be done.

    MM

    https://youtu.be/ByivOPRPSQI

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    Re: Import tool setter recommendation

    Looks good, thanks for the video.
    I bought one from ebay, hooked it up and got it working. Then, I messed around and knocked it off the table. I guess it hit on the end and overtraveled cause it doesn't work correctly. Guess I'll order another. Glad they are only $55 ;?)

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