View Full Version : What motor, screw and gearing should I chose?

09-02-2004, 09:01 AM
(This thread was meant to go in the FAQ section, but it was moved, maybe it doesn't fit in there?)

The short answer:

For a smaller wood and plastic cutting machine (and maybe – maybe! – some light aluminum), several people on CNCzone seems to have had success with 100-200 oz-in (0.7-1.4 Nm) stepper motors direct driving a 5 turns/inch (5 mm lead) ACME (trapezoidal) screw.

The long answer:

... hopefully you can find in the attached file. Please, if you spot any errors or have trouble viewing the file (like missing characters or fonts), write a comment in this thread http://cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5639, or use the email address in the file to notify me. Other comments are also welcome to my email address.


High Seas
09-03-2004, 07:48 AM
WELL DONE! A thorough tutorial. Should be very helpful to anyone starting out. A few pictures as you mentioned earlier would really help. There are some experts out there I'm sure will contribute. Cheers - Jim

09-03-2004, 10:25 AM
Thank you, Jim!

I hope it will be useful.


09-03-2004, 03:33 PM
Resubmit it in the FAQ section again, I will leave it their. Sorry about that.

09-03-2004, 04:02 PM
Ok, will do. Thanks! :)


Graham S
09-03-2004, 05:08 PM