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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Gary Campbell
A few words from the "cheap seats" regarding...

A few words from the "cheap seats" regarding these spindles. There are a few US resellers of "genuine Italian made HSD spindles" and most of them are similarity priced to CAMasters replacement unit...
Forum: General Discussion 08-19-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Posted By Gary Campbell
Most, if not all, of these spindles have...

Most, if not all, of these spindles have replaceable bearings. That said, the lower bearings are often a "matched set" and should be replaced by a good motor repair shop that does high speed motors,...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-14-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Ftc
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Posted By Gary Campbell
Yes, If you ordered one with the machine

Yes, If you ordered one with the machine
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-13-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 127
Posted By Gary Campbell
Yes, a knife is the right tool for the job: ...

Yes, a knife is the right tool for the job: https://youtu.be/X7SzwVDPtks
Forum: General Discussion 08-11-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Posted By Gary Campbell
Where is the Z reference (Datum, Zero) set in the...

Where is the Z reference (Datum, Zero) set in the design file. My guess is "material bottom". If so, set it to the material surface, the same place you did your touch top to
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-10-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Gary Campbell
Industrial controls will for the most part always...

Industrial controls will for the most part always be wired, as many industrial environments have proven wireless controls to be a bit buggy due to stray RF, IR and other interference that is...
Forum: General Discussion 08-10-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 287
Posted By Gary Campbell
Only for profile, not for pockets.

Only for profile, not for pockets.
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-10-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Gary Campbell
The real trick for real speeds is moving the...

The real trick for real speeds is moving the controller (PCI card & daughterboard) right onto the IO board in the control box. That allows close to megabit speeds with servos and good cables.

I...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-10-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Gary Campbell
" I was idly wondering why it wasn't usb these...

" I was idly wondering why it wasn't usb these days instead of that old printer style cable."

Be careful what you wish for. Virtually every controller that uses USB has serious issues.

One...
Forum: The Water Cooler 08-06-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Gary Campbell
Item # 1: Only the "prefix" (open square...

Item # 1: Only the "prefix" (open square bracket) sets the text as a comment. The trailing (closed square bracket) does nothing

Item # 2: Yes, the G37Z is the macro you want. Mine is most...
Forum: General Discussion 07-31-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By Gary Campbell
Put both wires of the X switch under the same...

Put both wires of the X switch under the same screw. That should eliminate the false trigger.

Move the Z up to almost the switch, same for X and Y.

Type in " L28 XYZ"

Set your work X, Y...
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Gary Campbell
Did you test the switch by hand before you...

Did you test the switch by hand before you initialized? (Red arrow to left of X position?)

Did you test with keyboard or jog arrows to verify it stopped the axis before you initialized?
Forum: General Discussion 07-29-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 184
Posted By Gary Campbell
Brian... The setting you want is the "G28move"...

Brian...
The setting you want is the "G28move" line in the WinCNC.INI

It may be as simple as reducing the "X" value by .030, but make sure to change the number, reboot WinCNC and then initialize...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-23-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,574
Posted By Gary Campbell
Joe... Make sure that you place the pins by...

Joe...
Make sure that you place the pins by marking or drilling locations with the machine. Then you can "range in" their location and set (and store) a Home position that sets the workspace XY...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Gary Campbell
Yes, if you wish to quantify or prove the...

Yes, if you wish to quantify or prove the existence of backlash, use a dial indicator on a stand. With the indicator against one of the sideplates, push/pull the sideplate in the direction of travel...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-22-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By Gary Campbell
Doug... With answers to a few more questions,...

Doug...
With answers to a few more questions, mostly pertaining to your maintenance adjustments: Belt tension, pinion/spur gear wear, pinion to rack engagement, slide plate lubrication, and...
Forum: Camps, Training, Meetings 07-21-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By Gary Campbell
It was a Pleasure

To meet all the guys and gals at the July CAMaster School. Hopefully Luke and myself have provided a few leaps forward in your CNC journey.

Thank you for attending
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-20-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 230
Posted By Gary Campbell
Sounds like you may have debris lodged in the Y...

Sounds like you may have debris lodged in the Y spur (pinion) gear. If so, it would "hit" every 2.82 inches
Forum: Stinger II 07-18-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 926
Posted By Gary Campbell
In most cases 230VAC is used as a spec with a...

In most cases 230VAC is used as a spec with a range. 230VAC +/- 10% or 207 to 253. People remember the number, and forget the range. Highly unlikely anyone actually has 230 volts unless its during...
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-15-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Gary Campbell
My bad... a dime a piece. ...

My bad... a dime a piece.
...
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-14-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Gary Campbell
At a penny a piece, don't know if sharpening is...

At a penny a piece, don't know if sharpening is required. And I am too old and shaky to use a straight razor! [lol]
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-13-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Gary Campbell
Another test to see how far the cut feeds could...

Another test to see how far the cut feeds could be pushed. With a level spoilboard and good material 450-500 ipm are attainable.

Enjoy: https://youtu.be/hSTUl5yy2AE
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-11-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Gary Campbell
Russell... In principle, yes, but I would want...

Russell...
In principle, yes, but I would want a more robust drive system as the loads are greater than they are on a center mounted knife blade.
Forum: General Discussion 07-11-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Gary Campbell
Try "T0" (zero, not OH)

Try "T0" (zero, not OH)
Forum: Gary Campbell 07-11-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By Gary Campbell
WinCNC Tangential Knife Feature

Guys...
Many of us use a drag knife on occasion, but few know about one of the built in features of the WinCNC Controller, Tangential Knife Control.

Here is a 5 minute video showing my first cuts...
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