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  • levelling machine

    Do you need to level machine and then put soil board and resurface? or just resurfacing soil board will be enough. My mache is on stems and not perfectly level. I used laser level to check
    Saima Siddiqui
    SR-44 Stinger 2 Machine (2022)
    - 49" x 49" Cutting Area
    - 7" Z Clearance with 8" z-Axis Stroke
    - Standard 3 axis Nema-34 High Definition Digital Microstep Drive
    - 3.0 KW (4.2 HP) High Frequency Spindle from HSD (ER 25) w/ Counter Balance
  • #2

    You want it reasonably level or at least shimmed so that there is no rocking. Steel and cast iron can and do bend from weight and stress, to you want your machine to be "planted" so that cannot happen. Any deflection may be minor, but with CNC work, minor isn't necessarily "minor". With a new machine, you'll also want to tram the spindle to be sure it's cutting parallel to the spoilboard in all directions.
    Jim Becker

    SR-44 (2018), 1.7kw spindle, Performance Premium, USB, Keypad, T-Slot table (y-axis configuration), WinCNC, VCarve Pro upgraded to Aspire

    Non CNC stuff...

    Festool "a good collection"
    Stubby - lathe
    Harvey G700 DC

    Retired from full time work in the telecom industry 9/2017
    Occasional commission work for others, but mostly for trunks/signage/guitars
    Located Bucks County PA


    • #3

      Perfectly level does not really matter, but being perfectly stable does matter. After that, just surface your spoilboard. Doesn't matter if the material under the spoilboard is level or not, the top of your spoilboard will be level (or at least parallel to your X and Y axis rails) once surfaced.
      Russell Crawford
      Cobra 408 ATC with recoil
      Alberta, Canada