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Welcome aboard Jeff. As you can see we do have some experienced CNC'ers to quarry. I've looked a bit online but haven't seriously considered anything yet. Have too much to learn with the power tools I already have. I will say that for those who haven't looked too deeply into CNC systems that not all realize the learning curve with the needed software to make these functional.

While I'm comfortable with AutoCAD I don't think 3D modeling software would be that easy to adapt to for me. Not saying it isn't doable just more than a bit of an effort which is fine if you go into it knowing that. And I just checked, my, local to me (Richmond, Va), Woodcraft has an Intro to CNC Class that probably would be a good starting point for those considering the CNC route(r).
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Welcome to the Router Forums Jeff. Down load the trial versions of VCarve and Aspire so you can see how they work. I do recommend getting the free version of Fusion 360 so you can see the difference between it and the Vectric software.
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i attended a 2 day "intro" to cnc class, but frankly learned more from the vectric tutorials than i did the class. then 6 months later or so, had the good fortune to learn from an experienced cnc'er, which also helped a bunch.

learning curve, yup! but certainly achievable!

welcome to this forum, i hope yo have great fun with your new machine!
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Ok.. so I downloaded Fusion 360 and I purchased V Carve Pro.. Right now I'm setting up my tool library in VCarve and have a question about bits. What are these? They came with the machine and I have no idea what kind of tool these are or what you can cut with them. I'm also looking for a good source for speeds and feeds as well as spindle speeds, I've searched the forum and have found a few things but I thought I would ask.
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Just small bits. #1 can be used for detail work or small pockets, #2 & #3 are ball nose for doing 3D carvings (primarily).

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The first one is a 1/16” (.0625) diameter bit. 4 flutes is not usually used for wood (would have to use very high feed rates to have proper chip load). Just enter it as an end mill, make sure you enter the flute length.

2 & 3 are entered as “tapered ball nose” bits, usually used for 3D carves. They are much stronger and can carve deeper than a straight ball nose. #2 has a 2mm radius tip, #3 a 1mm. I have an excel spreadsheet I created to calculate the angle need when you enter it in your tool database (most of the Chinese bits don’t include all the required measurements).
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Anyone have any experience with Masso controllers or a VFD? I cant seem to get the spindle to start when i go to run a program.. They guy I purchased it from doesn't seem to want to help me get it running and I don't know what I'm doing
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Anyone have any experience with Masso controllers or a VFD? I cant seem to get the spindle to start when i go to run a program..
What exactly is your problem?
Have you joined the MASSO forum?
Ask your question over there and I'll try to help you.

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