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  1. Thread: PRSAlpha+

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    No. He's not the only one that still supports...

    No. He's not the only one that still supports and defends SB. I get a lot of excellent work out of my machine. I have a PRS Alpha 5 x 10 and I use all of it. AND I mostly do metal. There are...
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    Computer? Software? Vacuum Hold Down? Tooling? ...

    Computer? Software? Vacuum Hold Down? Tooling? Location? Price? .....
  3. It isn't his responsibility what people hear,...

    It isn't his responsibility what people hear, because they are using THEIR ears and THEIR brain to interpret the data. All he is responsible for is what he said and how he meant it. If someone else...
  4. I bid to about 7500 but with the distance to go...

    I bid to about 7500 but with the distance to go get it (2200 miles for me, EACH way.) And no computer and no software, No tooling. And it being 12 years old- I was wondering what its condition and...
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    Makes it hard to buy it, doesn't it?? Best of...

    Makes it hard to buy it, doesn't it?? Best of luck.
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    Nice looking machine. Big enough to temp most...

    Nice looking machine. Big enough to temp most folks.... I wonder why it is not sold...
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    Wind up turntable

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    I need to design a wind up turntable that will rotate at about 10 rpm. The trick is that it needs to be (1)wind up (Spring driven) (2) metal - aluminum (3) ~10 RPM.

    Have any of you seen...
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    Careful. I may be driving to Sacramento in Dec...

    Careful. I may be driving to Sacramento in Dec...
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    Republic 16.9 HP Regen Blower

    I have a Republic Regen blower in 16.9 HP. Model HRB 1102 I got it qhwn I bought a 5 x 10 PRS Alpha a few years ago. It was happily pumping along when I moved the shopbot to my workshop. I do not...
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    I found my first machine because I had been...

    I found my first machine because I had been working with a guy locally that had two. I didn't know a THING about operating a CNC machine. That was roughly 2008. I have had 5 ShopBots since then-...
  11. I have not had this trouble with a shopbot...

    I have not had this trouble with a shopbot product, but I have had it with some "wetvac" motors that do not last a long time. I bought a motor from the OEM at an incredible (high) price. I then...
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    I would say that people are building 2" thick...

    I would say that people are building 2" thick concrete slabs for countertops all the time. With chintzy cabinets underneath to support them. It is about area of support as much as stout members to...
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    I have 12" indexer envy... I dream of building a...

    I have 12" indexer envy... I dream of building a custom machine just to do large/long columns...
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    If they had a rigid panel in the size I want, I...

    If they had a rigid panel in the size I want, I would pay money for it - but it would need to be a full 6 x 10, so I could do it in one sheet (if I have to get spendy)... Concrete might be heavy, but...
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    Rats. Local cabinet shop supplier tells me that...

    Rats. Local cabinet shop supplier tells me that they can't get 5 x 12, and that they are out of 5 x 10- and will be "months" getting more... I may be into forming up a box and pouring!
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    Excellent suggestions, Gents. Thank you for your...

    Excellent suggestions, Gents. Thank you for your input!

    Monty
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    ShopBot Table expansion

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    I have gotten some components from ShopBot and am widening my table from a 5' to a 6' table. I will now have a 6' x 10' layout.

    What I could use some suggestions on is how to set up the...
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    OK. The reason I asked the questions about where...

    OK. The reason I asked the questions about where the USB is plugged in (Hub or port on machine) is that some machines have issues with a constant connection through a USB port. it is something...
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    How did you warm up if machine is not recognized?...

    How did you warm up if machine is not recognized? You have to get through SB3 initialization to get to the C5 command... Do you use a USB that is straight from the computer or go through a powered...
  20. I bought a spare spindle years ago, because I was...

    I bought a spare spindle years ago, because I was told that mine was noisy and would fail on me... I kept the replacement spindle in my shop for maybe 3-4 years before installing. It is installed...
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    Years ago- on this forum- there were specific...

    Years ago- on this forum- there were specific instructions as to which fan one could/should buy to install on the spindle. Cheap. Simple. Easy. Don't go running your spindle without one! ...
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    Hmmm. No response, huh? That's a shame. that...

    Hmmm. No response, huh? That's a shame. that is a decent machine.
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    That is easy and relatively cheap ... ...

    That is easy and relatively cheap ... https://www.automationtechnologiesinc.com/products-page/cnc-spindle/variable-frequency-drive-inverter-vfd-7-5kw-10hp-34a
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    Eric, Are you running SB3 or something else with...

    Eric, Are you running SB3 or something else with that spindle set up? And it is a fairly straightforward set up to do an indie ATC on a shopbot?
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    Wow. Looks like an early PRS cross over from the...

    Wow. Looks like an early PRS cross over from the PRT's. Older gantry style, but aluminum extrusions- and there is a VFD on the end of it so it comes with some form of spindle. That was a rocking...
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