Well I should wait till my shops ready , but I feel I should purchase it now and assemble it this winter . I’m concerned about the exchange rate on the Canadian dollar ,and if plummets any further .
I measured my room a few times and although I’d prefer a 4x8 ,because of room constraints I’m going to special order a 4X5.
I’m keeping the X axis (the gantry) at 4’ , but adding a foot to the Y axis for a total of 5’ instead of 4.
As much as I’d like to , I’m not buying their electronics. I’ll buy a cabinet and build it myself , which I believe will be a beneficial learning experience, especially for future trouble shooting .
While I’m ordering the table, I have a few questions about other parts to get so they can ship together . Auto Z and Corner Finding Touch Plate | Avid CNC | CNC Router Parts
Would you guys suggest using their touch plate , or are there better options ?
The expense doesn’t seem to bad . Pepperl + Fuchs Proximity Sensor Kit | Avid CNC | CNC Router Parts
These sensors seem a bit expensive, and I’m thinking there’s a better option out there somewhere ? I don’t want mechanical stops . 100 mm Spindle Mount - CRP142-12 | Avid CNC | CNC Router Parts
I was going to order their optional tram plate, but I see it’s an option with the 100mm spindle mount . I’m still determined to use a water cooled spindle , so I may as well order this now for sure.
As for a base I want to make my own, so I can save that way also