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  1. No problem Tom! Good luck! For those of you...

    No problem Tom! Good luck!

    For those of you that are reading this thread, I DO still a V212 control card (it's a USB one, so a good upgrade to anyone still not on USB)
  2. Start with the cheapest thing and work from...

    Start with the cheapest thing and work from there. If you think it's the PC, swap that out. If that doesn't work, try the control card. If you replace that and it doesn't fix it you can transfer that...
  3. if they still make the V4G that'll be a pretty...

    if they still make the V4G that'll be a pretty easy swap out for you. If they don't, and you want to stay ShopBot you're looking a full RBK system upgrade. You can also go the DIY route, but you'll...
  4. The RBK board is just a breakout board that...

    The RBK board is just a breakout board that connects to your drivers, which in the case of the RBK are external, not connected directly like your Gecko drivers I believe are.

    If you're talking...
  5. Cyber Monday special: The Spindle Speed...

    Cyber Monday special:

    The Spindle Speed controller is now $100

    The RBK Board is now $150
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    You should just fine running SB3 on Windows 10....

    You should just fine running SB3 on Windows 10. Just make sure you follow all of ShopBot's recommendations for setting up a computer. Depending on how old your machine is you may need upgrade your...
  7. Control card is sold! I have the RBK board and...

    Control card is sold!

    I have the RBK board and the spindle speed controller left.
  8. You should be able to upgrade the computer pretty...

    You should be able to upgrade the computer pretty easily as long as you have a USB connection currently between the computer and your machine.

    If you dig on this forum you'll be able to find some...
  9. Relay board is sold. The rest is still available!

    Relay board is sold. The rest is still available!
  10. Relay Board, Control Card, Spindle Control & RBK Board for sale

    Hey all, I've got a set of control cards for a ShopBot for sale. These were all pulled out of my fully working machine.

    First up is a ShopBot motion control card. This board is a USB card that...
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    This Desktop has sold!

    This Desktop has sold!
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    Once again digging up this old thread... I...

    Once again digging up this old thread... I recently moved my machine across the shop, and naturally I checked everything after the move to make sure it was in spec. Unsurprisingly it got a bit out of...
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    Another time saving method changing rapids to be...

    Another time saving method changing rapids to be a bit faster, and looking carefully at the travel moves. Those are pretty simple to see visually in Vectric, but the one that people overlook a lot is...
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    You can go faster safely, and if you do your bits...

    You can go faster safely, and if you do your bits will likely last longer so there's your economic benefit! :) . I often bid my production jobs at lower speeds and then as I get more experienced with...
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    I agree with Kyle, that's far too slow. You're...

    I agree with Kyle, that's far too slow. You're leaving time on the table. 2-2.5ips is fine for a Desktop. You won't tear up that machine at all. If you cut too fast (which 2ips isn't even close to...
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    Brady, how much better are those than something...

    Brady, how much better are those than something like a Onsrud, Whiteside or a Centurion? I tend to get a long life out of my Whiteside compressions... Is it just the time that they last, or is the...
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    I use those same bits and I really like them. Do...

    I use those same bits and I really like them. Do one pass like you're doing now, but leave an onion skin and make the part about .005 larger (you can do this in Aspire). For the last pass come in the...
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    Geek out about fabrication podcast

    So the folks at SketchUp and I did a podcast about fabrication. We talk about ShopBots, and that time I didn't meet Adam Savage:
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    Alright, after a few bites and no takers I'm...

    Alright, after a few bites and no takers I'm willing to be more flexible on the price. Bring on the bids!
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    That's really insightful but not exactly what I'm...

    That's really insightful but not exactly what I'm digging for. This is really something that can only be expressed via phone which is why I have the booking link on the first post. Would you be...
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    HA! Specifically what I'm looking for is your...

    HA!

    Specifically what I'm looking for is your CAD>GCODE experience. I'd be happy to talk about Facebook and naps too! :)
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    Talk to me about workflow!

    Hey everyone, I'm working on building some software that will let you go from an idea (CAD drawing) to cutting parts a lot faster (at least in theory!)

    This isn't a sales call at all (I don't have...
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    Did you completely stop, or just pause? There's...

    Did you completely stop, or just pause? There's an odd bug in SB3 that if you pause during a job and start again, every now and then it'll send the Z axis down WAY too far.
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    Did you pause the job at anytime during the cut?

    Did you pause the job at anytime during the cut?
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    Dropping to $6500. I am willing to crate and ship...

    Dropping to $6500. I am willing to crate and ship for the right person.
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