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Just when you get used to one .......

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Rick I think you will be happy after you get it all put together and start cutting. Their whole kit is the route I wanted to go just so I did not have the headaches of building it all from the ground up. In my younger days, I would have built from the ground up but now I'd rather just put one together and start cutting.

As you found there are just too many components for sale out there and it is often hard to find specs for those items. Also some of the shipping charges are ridiculous and depending on where you buy them you will also have import cost.

I know I've been trying to find a spindle and VFD for a CNC that a customer is trading to me but he is keeping the spindle that is on it for a backup for his other machine. I would be pulling my hair out right now if I still had any because there are just too many choices but not enough choices in the size I need(or want). I did find the Huanyang VFD I wanted on AliExpress direct from the factory. The price, shipping and VAT was a lot cheaper than the quotes I got from two different places that would sell them here in the US. It was delivered today so now I still need to get the spindle. The manual is in English and looks to be easy to follow.
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I can only speak from my limited experience but I started with Mach4 over 2 years ago and it has done everything I've asked it to do, so no complaints here.

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No, they are two completely different programs. There is nothing at all that is the similar between them, except they both control cnc machines.
Thanks thatís good to know . I assumed it was like Windows , add a few things and hide them different locations and call it new

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It was delivered today so now I still need to get the spindle. The manual is in English and looks to be easy to follow.
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Ok you guys are going to laugh, actually not really laughing but more like shaking your heads .
I seen the bill after I ordered the rest and feel I over extended myself . After I pay the exchange rate , our taxes and the duty , I think I’ll be well over 20K .
It’s not their fault , it’s just our dollar is so low , and consumers pay 3 cents more than posted .

I’m going to call them in the morning and go back to plan A . Get the Pro router table and the 80mm spindle mount , but add their Nema34 steppers and cables . They may have cut the extrusion for the stand, so maybe I’ll take that if that’s the case , as I went with an oddball size .

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Guys I did have one question. Do you need to have access under the spoil board , or does the spoil board typically attach from above ?
I planned on having easy access in the front one foot in order to route wood pieces that are to large for the gantry

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Guys I did have one question. Do you need to have access under the spoil board , or does the spoil board typically attach from above ?
I planned on having easy access in the front one foot in order to route wood pieces that are to large for the gantry
Spoil board or t-tracks can mount from above or you can use angles to mount them, all depends on you. Personally I would leave the stand open under the frame so I could add things like an adjustable angle bed section or vertical clamping fixture.
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Our stand is open and the spoilboard attaches from above with plastic screws (in case I hit one). The front section is removable in the event I want to stand something on end.

This is the MDF mounted to the frame and my true spoilboard attaches to this. But you can see the front section is removable.
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I won't be using Mach3, the CNC is a Shopbot Desktop so will be using their control software and it won't run the spindle, it will be a stand-alone unit with speed adjusted with the VFD by hand. I'm hoping it will be tighter than the Shark HD1. I know I'll be losing some cutting size but I can live with that for now.

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