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Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers Today, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Jim Becker
I actually meant to mention that, Charlie...but...

I actually meant to mention that, Charlie...but forgot. Thanks for bringing it up as it's important. The overlap further reinforces the tee tracks' connections to the factory table when you have to...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers Today, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Posted By Jim Becker
Congrats on your new SR-44! With the...

Congrats on your new SR-44!

With the phenolic table, I'd take the time to put some brass threaded inserts into that table in appropriate places and then use nylon bolts to secure the MDF panels to...
Forum: Used CAMaster CNC Routers For Sale 01-14-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,134
Posted By Jim Becker
If you are the first owner of the machine, the...

If you are the first owner of the machine, the Vectric software can be transferred one time to a new machine owner with a transfer fee and process detailed by Vectric. If you are not the original...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-14-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Jim Becker
If you're "bits to the wall" with business, then...

If you're "bits to the wall" with business, then it's your hourly rate for machine time multiplied by the number of working hours in a day. If you're not busy, it would be the same with maybe a...
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 01-13-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By Jim Becker
Wasn't listed on the Vectric site the last time I...

Wasn't listed on the Vectric site the last time I looked...
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 01-13-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Jim Becker
Congrats on your Stinger I purchase! Ask...

Congrats on your Stinger I purchase!

Ask Camaster to provide you with the "prep guide" for your machine so you have all of the specifications you need to prepare for your machine.
Forum: Recoil Indexing Lathe (4th Axis) 01-12-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 335
Posted By Jim Becker
Very kewel setup.

Very kewel setup.
Forum: Cobra ATC's 01-12-2021, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By Jim Becker
Leveling shims that span the entire bottom...

Leveling shims that span the entire bottom surface of the machines's "feet" will be the best method for leveling a stationary tool of that stature, but you certainly can use leveling feet. In that...
Forum: New Forum Members 01-09-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By Jim Becker
If you can afford it, buy the machine with the...

If you can afford it, buy the machine with the Spindle. It's worth the money. Quieter, smoother, speed control from the WinCNC software, better collet options than any router motor, and it will last...
Forum: FUSION 360 01-07-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Posted By Jim Becker
I'm not familiar with F360's operation, but...

I'm not familiar with F360's operation, but remember, in VCP, you had to tell the machine whether or not you were measuring off the top of material or top of spoilboard. The same has to hold true in...
Forum: The Water Cooler 01-07-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 236
Posted By Jim Becker
In addition to all the other advise so far, if...

In addition to all the other advise so far, if you are having issue with the threads sticking, be absolutely sure that the spindle is clean and lubricate the threads a little. You do NOT want to get...
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 01-06-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By Jim Becker
The Kent Shoe is designed such that you "can"...

The Kent Shoe is designed such that you "can" move it up and down to adapt to tooling length, so it would normally be on the longer section of the spindle. Adjusting height is cumbersome, however,...
Forum: Used CAMaster CNC Routers For Sale 01-05-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By Jim Becker
Mikey, I can attest that Tom takes care of his...

Mikey, I can attest that Tom takes care of his machines, so if the opportunity works out for you, that will be great.
Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection 01-04-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Jim Becker
Welcome and congratulations on your new Camaster...

Welcome and congratulations on your new Camaster CNC!

The reason for the cool down cycle is that the Black Box vacuum systems use "traditional vacuum motors" which are not really designed to run...
Forum: General Discussion 01-03-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By Jim Becker
I also suspect that the downcut tooling was a...

I also suspect that the downcut tooling was a good part of the reason that the fire may have started. It largely comes down to chip load and one of the things it's supposed to do which is slough off...
Forum: Russell Crawford 01-02-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Jim Becker
Those are beautiful!!

Those are beautiful!!
Forum: Used CAMaster CNC Routers For Sale 01-01-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Jim Becker
Ouch..............

Ouch..............
Forum: Used CAMaster CNC Routers For Sale 01-01-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Jim Becker
Very sad for your loss...and yea, "stuff...

Very sad for your loss...and yea, "stuff happens".

Be sure you check with your insurance company before you let this go in case they have salvage requirements attached to any payout.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Jim Becker
I saw that on Instagram this morning...actually...

I saw that on Instagram this morning...actually in a post from Woodcraft. Sad, but he thankfully had a long life!
Forum: CAMheads Show Room 01-01-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Jim Becker
Very beautiful and a thoughtful project, too.

Very beautiful and a thoughtful project, too.
Forum: General Discussion 01-01-2021, 12:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Jim Becker
Any kind of USB controller may require some "key...

Any kind of USB controller may require some "key programming" so that whatever buttons, etc., it has are assigned to the keystroke function you want them to be. The KRS devices from Camaster come...
Forum: The Water Cooler 12-31-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By Jim Becker
Wishing everyone the happiest and healthiest New...

Wishing everyone the happiest and healthiest New Year!
Forum: General Discussion 12-29-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 345
Posted By Jim Becker
Probably best to tell folks what you want the...

Probably best to tell folks what you want the remote to be able to do to help them suggest a "best" for you.

Personally, I'm perfectly fine with the 20-key wired keypad that I bought with my...
Forum: New Forum Members 12-29-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Jim Becker
Congrats on your SR-44 joining the family and...

Congrats on your SR-44 joining the family and welcome ot CamHeads!
Forum: Vectric - Aspire 12-29-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 151
Posted By Jim Becker
Totally agree. Michael is a "master" and a nice...

Totally agree. Michael is a "master" and a nice person, too.
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