After hanging out here for quite a while and wishing I had a CNC router I am finally jumping in and giving it a shot.
I am going to build a router based on the ideas at www.buildyourcnc.com with a few mods.
I just got my bearings and have dowell nuts, HDPE, ACME 1/2-10 lead screws coming this week. I also have 4 2x4 sheets of 3/4" MDF sitting in the garage.
I am planning on getting a 3 axis package from Keling with:
3 pcs KL-4030, driver with heat sink
3 PC KL23H286-20-8B, 425 oz-in dual shaft steppers
1 PC 24V/8.3A Switching Power supply
1 PC C10 Breakout Board Specification
1 PC 24V Fan
1 PC 5V power supply
I plan on ordering this package next Friday unless someone convinces me otherwise.
I have been looking at what router to get and I think I want to go with the Hitachi router.
I am not sure what software I am going to run yet. I would love to run Mach 3 but can't afford to buy it right now with everything else.
Look forward to any comments or suggestions anyone may have.
Mach3 2010 Screenset
(Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)
I have decided to get a 36V/8.8A power supply due to recommendations by Glidergider.
I am waiting for Keling to get the kl-4030 drivers back in stock. They said they should have them this week.
Hope to start putting the router together soon.
I have not had a chance to work on anything yet. I have been sick since last weekend.
I think I will also wait for the new cheaper Gecko drives to come out. I have been waiting for Keling to get the KL-4030 drives back in stock and haven't heard anything from them so I will probably wait for the Geckos. They sound very good for the price.
Ordered a Hitachi router from www.reconditionedsales.com and ordered a 3 axis package from Keling. Can't wait for everything to get here.
I haven't got started on the router yet. I spent today installing a 220v outlet in the garage for my Tig/Plasma cutter. Too many projects and not enough time.
How is your rig coming? Post a pix or two?
yea if you got it up and running post some pics. also if you feel the desire and i can come up with some things i might be willing to contract you to make some parts for mine.
buildyourcnc.com is now selling their milled rig with parts on their site. You still need to provide a few parts locally but for the price compared to any other 'purchased' rig it is
pretty cheap. ... I can't imaging my wife allowing me to run a 4'x8' rig in my spare bedroom especially in an apartment like he apparently is. The base is $1100, with electronics $1600.
Their new rig is expandable from the base 4x2 to 4x8 for $500 plus some additional locally obtained parts.
Sorry that I don't have much progress to report. About all I have done is wired up the drivers to test them out and got them working with Mach 3 and EMC2. I haven't had much time to work on it. Been having to work a lot of overtime the last few months.