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  1. If interested in this "Shopbot For Sale" below: ...

    If interested in this "Shopbot For Sale" below:

    Call or text with questions to Bill at 214-207-5263 I do not have the time to check this board frequently and it does not notify me of...
  2. 2012 - 48 x 96 PRS Standard For Sale - Texas Hill Country

    48" x 96" x 6" PRS Standard Purchased in April of 2012.
    Comes with 2.5HP HSD spindle, assorted router bits and tools, Partworks software, dedicated tower computer and monitor.

    Used 98% to cut HDU...
  3. Thank you Scott, I ordered it a couple of days...

    Thank you Scott, I ordered it a couple of days ago and should be here tomorrow...I appreciate all the help!!

    Bill
  4. Thanks to both of you Scott's! It did come with...

    Thanks to both of you Scott's!
    It did come with an adapter where the data cable was attached with the RJ connection and the control box with a USB, then it connected to computer via USB. I kept...
  5. Scott, did you have an attachment? Bill

    Scott, did you have an attachment?

    Bill
  6. Let me also say, I try to change the speed in...

    Let me also say, I try to change the speed in Partworks or Aspire when I am creating the piece but, apparently the control panel / VFD is not changing the speed...cannot do a manual speed change in...
  7. How to change spindle rpm with the V-1000 controller.

    How can I change the spindle speed using the VFD? I have attached a photo of the one that came with my purchase in 2011, the manual that came with it is for a V7-4X by Yaskawa, I have never really...
  8. Does my Z axis pinion need to be replaced ?

    I keep getting inconsistent results when I do my signs with raised type in the cleared pocket areas, as you can see on the attached there are areas where it continues in a straight line and then...
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    Photos

    I am a more visual person and a bit more on the creative side so I apologize for the terminology that I sent...the picture with the black attachment on the end was the converter from either either...
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    Wow, small world...looks like my turn to make a...

    Wow, small world...looks like my turn to make a suggestion. If you are using the conveter that comes with the system to change the RC connection to a USB, just pull it out and plug into the back of...
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    Seriously Crazy Behavior by Bot

    I have carved three signs today before going to the fourth, all were just fine but, after I mounted the board to cut the 4th and watched for a few minutes to make sure all was good I had to go to the...
  12. Thank you Tom, Monty and Jerry, That was good...

    Thank you Tom, Monty and Jerry, That was good advice...I emailed Shopbot Customer Support and what Tom at SB told me in one line fixed it right up and that was:

    "Bill,

    The tool number listed in...
  13. Need a Technician to fix #@$%&*^* Shopbot

    I am in the Texas Hill Country (Fredericksburg) about 50 miles from San Antonio and about 65 from Austin.

    I have a PRS Standard 96 x 48 X 6 with 2.2hp spindle and purchased it new in 2012, I...
  14. Thanks Joe, I did check to see if it was that one...

    Thanks Joe, I did check to see if it was that one path only but the other paths that cut before all had the same code but this time did not engage the spindle. Probably something loose in the control...
  15. Spindle Not Working after 3 of 5 tool paths?

    Have a good sized sign on the bot and down to the last two toolpaths, when I change the bit, zero and then cut file but, no cutting however it is going to the position when I hit the "stop" button...
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    Never mind...I reset all the Unit Values to what...

    Never mind...I reset all the Unit Values to what the factory defaults...that fixed it! Thanks to all that responded.

    Bill
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    Thanks Steve, have you seen a message like this...

    Thanks Steve, have you seen a message like this before?

    I re-posted this issue on a separate thread with this image so it would make more sense. I always make sure the plate is solid to the board...
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    Z-Axis will not zero

    This was the start of my problems...

    "Z did not make contact for some reason..going to close." This is the message I got after trying to zero my Z axis.

    I checked the thickness of my plate and...
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    Y-Axis Problem Fixed..now the Z axis

    :(

    Well Bill you were correct the Y-Axis setting was at "2" and the "X" was like 1800. Changed the settings and tested the motor for movement...hooray!!

    I assemble it try to get back to the...
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    Y axis update

    Thanks Brady and Bill. I have been gone all day shortly after posting this but will check both tomorrow morning.

    Brady, I cannot tell you anything about the inside of the control box...shortly...
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    No movement in Y Axis

    I knew I should not have turned it off a few days ago!

    Started to get carving some signs again and now no movement in the Y axis, swapped out the motors on the Z axis and the Y both motors are...
  22. I could not get the previous version 3.6 to load...

    I could not get the previous version 3.6 to load the drivers...heck I could not even find the drivers so I called by son that lives in Dallas (300 miles away) and asked him for help since he is a...
  23. Brady, I checked which SB3 updated version I had...

    Brady, I checked which SB3 updated version I had on my computer and it was 3.8.4 which I had downloaded off the website (Sept), so I will try the 3.8.8 version. As for firmware...I know that it was...
  24. Frank, where do I change "Com speed"...never...

    Frank, where do I change "Com speed"...never heard of this?

    I do have a small laptop that I used before I got my desktop computer both were dedicated to running the bot..it was however running XP,...
  25. Should I change Operating System to Win XP?

    I had installed the SB3 V3.8 and had a number of problems, I have tried many of the solutions to take care of the problem with the machine stopping (freezing up) on like the last cut..the one I...
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