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    No prob bud. Just hadn't heard back from ya.

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    Hello Hoss,

    This will be my first post but I have followed your build when it first started but have taken a break from the forum for about two years. I finally picked up a g0704 mill as of last weekend and am going to convert it to cnc. I would like to run a 4th axis and run flood coolant , atc and be able to power on the spindle via the controller . I am a machinist so I have that down just haven't built my own machine so looking forward to this. I like what you have done with all of yours so my real question is now that its 2013, what is the electronics package you are running on your g0704 at this moment without having to look through all these pages. I'm looking for suggestions on a bulletproof setup that can do some real hogging of material . I would like thtorque and the speeds. Also the looking to speed up that spindle. I will be using this to make radio control car hop ups and parts ranging from alum to titanium.

    Any input would be appreciated,

    Thanks,
    Jeff



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    Hey Jeff,
    You picked a great mill to start with.
    I'm still using mostly the 6050 drivers and 570 oz/in steppers and it still kicks butt.
    I've tested the digital driver and still have one on there.
    Today I would get my heavy duty digital package just for the extra oomph and the smoothness of the digital drivers.
    G0704 Electronics
    They can outperform anything I've seen and can rival servos for top speed.
    You won't worry about needing to upgrade later.
    Anymore questions feel free to ask.
    Hoss

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    Thanks I will look into getting that setup. But do you have any advise on building the pc?



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    If you plan to run Mach 3 they have some basic requirements.

    Mach3 Minimum Requirements:

    32-bit Desktop (using the parallel port)

    32-bit version of Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Operating System (64-bit will not work)
    1Ghz CPU
    512MB RAM
    Non-integrated Video Card with 32MB RAM
    Basic Computer Skills (ability to copy/rename files, browse directories, etc)

    Laptop / 64-bit Desktop (using an external motion controller)

    An appropriate external motion controller (options can be found on the Plugins page)
    Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 Operating System
    1Ghz CPU
    512MB RAM
    Basic Computer Skills (ability to copy/rename files, browse directories, etc)

    Best to get a desktop that comes with a parallel port already, I'd get a 2Ghz which are pretty cheap these days.
    Check pricewatch.com.
    Hoss

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    anyone on here tried puting one of those inexpensive iGaging DROs from ebay on g0704?
    Updated with Preset Function 6" 150mm Digital Readout Read Out DRO Remote LCD | eBay

    i'm mainly concerned with accuracy/quality of the unit.
    any one who tried/used care to give some feedback?

    thank you.



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    Doesn't the forum look nice now.

    mike, there have been several to use the igaging dros,
    here's one.
    Adding iGaging Readouts to A Grizzly G0704 Mill
    Think the only complaint was that they time out like any other digital scale.
    Someone did a fix for that but I can't locate it.
    Hoss

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    time out how? is timout = auto shut-off?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoss2006 View Post
    Doesn't the forum look nice now.

    mike, there have been several to use the igaging dros,
    here's one.
    Adding iGaging Readouts to A Grizzly G0704 Mill
    Think the only complaint was that they time out like any other digital scale.
    Someone did a fix for that but I can't locate it.
    Hoss




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    what does timeout mean? auto shut-off?



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    Quote Originally Posted by dnepr0mike View Post
    what does timeout mean? auto shut-off?
    Yes, I was just looking this up again and found this link to a guys installation of the igaging scales on his rong fu.
    Snailworks RFMill
    He set his up to run off of dc power instead of batteries.
    It still auto shutoff after 5 minutes but he says it remembers the position when you repower.
    Hoss

    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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    I have had IGaging scales on my G0704 for a year or so, with no problems. I'm still o hte original batteries. The time-out feature is a bit of a PITA, but it does remember its position when you turn it back on. On mine, the accuracy seems to be a lot better than the advertised 0.002 over 6 inches. The read-outs are a little dim, and you have to have them positioned so that you don't get a glare on the screen from your lights. A better, brighter read-out, like a Shumatech would be nice. But it's a lot better than reading dials.



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    Going back to the earlier discussion about the C7 ballscrews and nuts from Chai at linearmotionbearing on Ebay,
    http://stores.ebay.com/linearmotionb...p2047675.l2563
    I just got my order delivered, 10 days from the time I paid with Paypal to my door.
    Overall very happy with them, one bearing shaft needed a touch of sanding near the face to get the bearing all the way seated though.
    Runout seems very good on my calibrated table.
    Very pleased.
    Hoss



    http://www.hossmachine.info - Gosh, you've... really got some nice toys here. - Roy Batty -- http://www.g0704.com - http://www.bf20.com - http://www.g0602.com


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