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Forum: The Water Cooler Yesterday, 09:16 AM
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Posted By Jim Becker
Appears to be a service contract plus a way to...

Appears to be a service contract plus a way to monitor. 'Could be valuable for some.
Forum: The Water Cooler Yesterday, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Jim Becker
Good advice on the tooling already. I'm...

Good advice on the tooling already.

I'm going to add that your customer needs to understand that the edges right off the tool are not going to be "perfect" no matter how you cut them. There will...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 10-28-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Jim Becker
I design and run more than half of my jobs in...

I design and run more than half of my jobs in metric (it's my preference and I only use inches when a client requires it) and have zero issues with WinCNC interpreting via the "inches" PPs.

That...
Forum: New Forum Members 10-27-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By Jim Becker
You need long forks to be able to hold and lift...

You need long forks to be able to hold and lift the long pallet. You run risk of dropping or damaging the equipment otherwise. Remember, it comes off the truck "long ways" and that's how the...
Forum: General Discussion 10-26-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Jim Becker
Um..m the spindles are 3 phase. (except for the...

Um..m the spindles are 3 phase. (except for the one tiny 1.0kw option) That's how they work. But the power requirement from the wall is single phase unless you have a really big machine that has...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Jim Becker
There are crappy steppers and great...

There are crappy steppers and great steppers...fortunately, Camaster uses the latter on their machines and the linear rails and racks/gears/screws are setup for precision, too.
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Jim Becker
Charlie, for that, I put the workpiece on the...

Charlie, for that, I put the workpiece on the floor below me, snap a photo with a ruler reference on it and then import that bitmap into the Vectric software to be able to position the carving on...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Jim Becker
Have a conversation with Brady anyway to see what...

Have a conversation with Brady anyway to see what your options might be, especially if you are in the northeast. (location doesn't show on your posts) He's done a lot of sensitive work, to the best...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By Jim Becker
If you are going to dedicate a DC to the CNC, you...

If you are going to dedicate a DC to the CNC, you can use almost any 1.5-2hp single stage units (strongly suggest replacing the bags with those from American Fabric Filters) but a cyclone is...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By Jim Becker
Thanks...I fixed it. My sight is a bit wonky...

Thanks...I fixed it. My sight is a bit wonky still post-eye surgery. :) :D That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 154
Posted By Jim Becker
You might consider having the parts scanned by an...

You might consider having the parts scanned by an expert like Brady Watson (member here). That's what I do for things like that. Yes, there is a cost, but if your customers have high expectations,...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 126
Posted By Jim Becker
There is a large, grey terminal box under the...

There is a large, grey terminal box under the table on the back side of the control box where you hook up the machine to your supply. You need to provide the cable from that box to your disconnect on...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 10-25-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Jim Becker
Until recently, servos were not even an option...

Until recently, servos were not even an option for the more hobby oriented Camaster machines. They do have advantages for power/acceleration and precision, the latter especially for milling soft...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 10-24-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By Jim Becker
Sounds like the Z zero setting may be stuck at a...

Sounds like the Z zero setting may be stuck at a height. Try clearing it manually.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-22-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,184
Posted By Jim Becker
HDU is really wonderful to cut...amazing stuff.

HDU is really wonderful to cut...amazing stuff.
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 10-22-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Jim Becker
PPs generally come from the machine...

PPs generally come from the machine manufacturers, so I would guess that Camaster provided the PP to Vectric to include in the list.

A PP is a separate thing from support of the new Vectric laser...
Forum: Questions For The Sales Team! 10-22-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Jim Becker
Camaster's laser option is only available on a...

Camaster's laser option is only available on a new machine, not as a retrofit. For new machines, it's listed in the upgrades document for each series of machine that it's available on. If you have...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 10-20-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Jim Becker
Just keep in mind that there are two array...

Just keep in mind that there are two array capabilities in the Vectric software. The one I referred to up above is the Array Tool Path function. You draw once, generally in the lower left corner of...
Forum: CAMaster Routed Signmaking 10-19-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Jim Becker
The sealing step that's been mentioned is "really...

The sealing step that's been mentioned is "really important" and not just for adhesion and keeping from too much resin soaking into the wood. The sealing also keeps dye and pigments from migrating...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-19-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,184
Posted By Jim Becker
Ball Nose or Tapered Ball Nose for the textured...

Ball Nose or Tapered Ball Nose for the textured background allows cutting right to the edge. A v-bit for that would take chunks out of the border. I generally use a regular, straight .125" ball nose...
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 10-18-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,184
Posted By Jim Becker
You will LOVE cutting the Corian! I've only...

You will LOVE cutting the Corian!

I've only cut one small sign from PVC and it turned out fine, but it didn't have anything complicated nor did it have any texture. Bummer to hear you had to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By Jim Becker
Is your relative Y=0 farther back from the front...

Is your relative Y=0 farther back from the front of the machine? The limits in WINCNC.INI are absolute and "it knows" when you are trying to go too far even if relative Y is under ~49. (I have my Y...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By Jim Becker
You can save X-Y zero positions in WinCNC on your...

You can save X-Y zero positions in WinCNC on your control computer...up to 10 by default, but the number can be increased by changing a setting in WINCNC.INI. I use this feature for defining preset...
Forum: General Discussion 10-17-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 401
Posted By Jim Becker
"Something" is trying to cut farther back than...

"Something" is trying to cut farther back than the table limit...
Forum: The Water Cooler 10-17-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By Jim Becker
You'll be able to greatly exceed 50 ipm on a...

You'll be able to greatly exceed 50 ipm on a Stinger II with the 1.7KW spindle...
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