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  1. Hi Brian, Is this still available? Any issues...

    Hi Brian,
    Is this still available? Any issues with it?
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    Where you located?

    Where you located?
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    Iv had issues with static electricity building up...

    Iv had issues with static electricity building up and causing the tool path to jump and act crazy. Not saying that this is you issue but maybe worth looking into. I fixed my static issue by adding a...
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    Captive, I may be wrong but it looks like bit...

    Captive, I may be wrong but it looks like bit deflection to me. No matter how rigid a machine is, you will always have a certain amount of side pressure on a tool while its cutting. This is what I...
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    Simply ask your electrician if it can be done. I...

    Simply ask your electrician if it can be done. I see no reason that it couldn't. One 3 phase drop to the machine base and then split that out to what is needed for the spindle, router, vacuum and...
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    I have one. I will send you a private message...

    I have one. I will send you a private message with details.
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    Any time I have any issue it seems that its...

    Any time I have any issue it seems that its always due to static charge. Even without the dust collector I have had a few issue where the longer run time projects will seem to build up static. I have...
  8. Try Heat, candle wax, the correct size wrench. If...

    Try Heat, candle wax, the correct size wrench. If that doesn't work then you will have to drill it out, or grind it like Brady said. You can always drill and tap a new cross screws.
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    I ALWAYS have a disclosure that I am not...

    I ALWAYS have a disclosure that I am not responsible for issues out of my control. I will take a hit when its my own fault but I will not take a hit when something unforeseen happens. I also do a ton...
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    Lets look at this project as a true mold project....

    Lets look at this project as a true mold project. Why not use the ShopBot to make a wood pattern as the negative shape, then pore the plaster around that. In the end you have the same end result and...
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    Milling plaster

    I thought that using dry wall would be a cheap way to pro-to-type and test out tool paths on big projects. I figured I would rather make a mistake in a $3 sheet rather than a $200 sheet. I tried it...
  12. Thread: Vacuum Plenum

    by Rob Gunn
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    Bill, I cut PVC all the time. It cuts easy and...

    Bill, I cut PVC all the time. It cuts easy and wont hurt the cutter at all. Its just soft plastic... The one and only issue is electrical static, you want to have a good ground on your machine or you...
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    I would manually edit the tool path G-Code to...

    I would manually edit the tool path G-Code to stop at the end of the spiral, make a move to the center of the hole, then retract up and out? Basicaly use all the tool path file that you already have...
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    First I want to thanks all of you that gave...

    First I want to thanks all of you that gave suggestions, this is what I like about this ShopBot forum, everyone is very helpful. Now for the update on my issue.

    1.) I opened the control box so I...
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    Control Box Communication Problem

    For the past 3 years my bought used PRT96 has worked great. Its around a year 2000 with the original control box and board "PRT 32301-00554". Now as of yesterday nothing works. Everything will work...
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    Wow, its hard to believe its been 3 years sense I...

    Wow, its hard to believe its been 3 years sense I got my ShopBot. We have kept it busy and I have learned a lot (both good and bad). Please undersatnd that I bought my vintage 2000 PRT96 used and...
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    It is only missing 4 out of 40,(36 tabs in the...

    It is only missing 4 out of 40,(36 tabs in the same toolpath are OK). I would think that if it were a size issue then it would miss all 40 of them? I have tried deleting and re-inserting new tabs at...
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    Tabs in V-Carve

    Has anyone ever had a issue with V-Carve not recognizing tabs? I have a file that has a lot of big letters to be cut for a sign and want to hold them in place with tabs during the cut. I have around...
  19. Steve, The parts that you are showing that you...

    Steve, The parts that you are showing that you need to machine are doable on the ShopBot. BUT If I were in your shoes, I would look at a small used CNC Mill. I have 25+ years as a toolmaker and the...
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    Keith, I get my Lexan, PVC and UHMW from Grainger...

    Keith, I get my Lexan, PVC and UHMW from Grainger but in clear, smoke or white. I dont know about your need for red and black.
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    Ivan, You are not alone. I had a job just last...

    Ivan, You are not alone. I had a job just last week that caused me to pull my hair out. For the past 3 years we have been primarily cutting profile cuts in plywood to be used as sign blanks, a few...
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    A free download of "Inkscape" also has a spiral...

    A free download of "Inkscape" also has a spiral creator.
  23. Thread: Old Shopbots

    by Rob Gunn
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    Take a look around your power meter, I would...

    Take a look around your power meter, I would assume you will find a copper rod driven into the ground somewhere near. That is a earth ground for your home power supply. Basically what I would...
  24. Thread: Old Shopbots

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    Roy, I have the twin to your PRT96 2000 vintage....

    Roy, I have the twin to your PRT96 2000 vintage. I have run it for the past 3 years doing 2D and 3D work. Yea its slower than the new machines but its still dependable (and paid for). The only issues...
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    Randy, I learned a lot from the tutorials that...

    Randy, I learned a lot from the tutorials that Vectric offers. After 3 plus years I still go back and refresh my skill by using the tutorials. This is the link:...
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