Here is a link to the thread he is talking about;
http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75921 (Benchtop Monster is Born - Harbor freight 44991 / 33686 Hybrid CNC Conversion!!!)
Could you provide an X2 conversion kit with a larger work envelope? Something like the CNC Bridges, the Hoss2006 modified X2 or the one described in "Benchtop Monster is Born - Harbor freight 44991 / 33686 Hybrid CNC Conversion!!!".
Is Chris or anyone else at LittleMachineShop going to answer my question?
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Just getting up to speed here.
We will have a larger X2 table in a couple months. It's something like 20% larger in each direction. Not as large as you are looking for, I don't think.
Do you have any update information on your upcoming larger X2 table or some idea of what it will cost?
We expect the larger X2 tables in about a month. They will be about $300.
Here are some specs:
The table is 120 mm (4.73") by 460 mm (18.11"). It has three 12 mm T-slots.
The X-axis travel is 300 mm (00") and the Y-axis travel is 130 mm (00").
The dials are graduated in 0.001" and one turn of the hand wheels moves the table 0.050".
The X-Y table is made of cast iron and steel. There are adjustable gibs on both axes.
Does the upcoming larger X2 table connect to the Z axis in the same way as the stock X2 table?
Does your CNC X and Y-Axis Motor Mounts and Screws for Mini Mill (Part Number: 3198) use acme screws or ball screws?
The larger X-Y table for the X2 connects just like the standard table. To switch you remove three bolts, move the column and replace the bolts in the new X-Y Table.
Our CNC X and Y-Axis Motor Mounts and Screws for Mini Mill have Acme screws and anti-backlash nuts. Pretty clear in the photo:
Is the upcoming larger X2 table essentially the same as the one on Warco's popular mini mill and drill?
Warco's popular mini mill and drill is described here: http://www.warco.co.uk/Mini-Mill-Drill-EBFC17B0BF.aspx .
Thanks yet again!
That Warco machine is a totally different machine from the SIEG X2.
This sounds very interesting, i have been waiting for something like that. Any updates, pictures maybe?
We expect the first batch of larger X-Y tables for the mini mill in the next two weeks. They will cost $299.95.
We will get a photo and more information on our Web site as soon as we can after they arrive.