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parker711
03-31-2016, 07:29 PM
Has anyone recently installed an ATC upgrade from ShopSabre?
What issues did you encounter? I'm currently nearing the end of the project, and after more than 4 weeks downtime I'm at my wit's end!
Not to mention, my company's hemorrhaging money from the downtime!

ken rychlik
03-31-2016, 09:49 PM
I installed my own, but I would not be afraid of their upgrade. I wanted top load and my tools laid out my way. It's not for the faint at heart and if time is of importance, get theirs. A friend of mine has one of theirs with a factory atc and the side load always chewed up the dust skirt.

They will say you need a gantry lift, but I am doing fine without one. I still have 6 inches over the spoilboard. I cut out the table in select spots and the tool holders are set lower than what they do.

Not having atc should not put you dead in the water. Your current spindle dead?

Ken