They were only out $1.98, but that is a weeks wages for the factory machinist that assembled it, and had it deducted from his paycheck.
Yes, I've got it all automated with the post processor. The Spindle, water pump, and flow indicator lights turn on when you run the gcode and off when it's finished. Speed is controlled by the tool database in Aspire.My Chinese spindle had quite a high pitched noise when I first got it running. I contacted the seller and he told me that it will quiet down with some run time. I ran a 12 hour 3D carve and sure enough, it runs much quieter now. Now that I've got all the bugs worked out I'm very happy with my 2.2kw air cooled spindle.
Does your software turn the spindle on-off and set spindle speed? Mine does but I still need to push the Start button before I run my first cut file.
Nice catch David but it was close. You might build a little guard for that switch.That's far better than I expected on the replacement, Joe. You can actually take these apart and replace the bearings so I would imagine you could take it apart and make sure the bearings are seated properly w/o having to replace them.
PS - I'm still thinking about that flow indicator. For the first time in over a year of running my pump didn't start like it was supposed to. Fortunately I always check the water flow back into the tank and caught it within about 10 seconds. I remembered bumping into the control panel earlier but didn't realize I had accidentally switched off the water pump - oops!
It has to be due to your skinny knees David!!! 😉What surprises me is that I hit it with my knee and didn't hit the much larger and more protruding big red Off button. I'll bet I can't do that again!
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