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    Can't seem to find Machine

    I've installed the latest shopbot software on my Dell LatitudeD520 Laptop. After upgrading the ram, I've run the shopbot off this machine in the past. Now that I have upgraded to Windows 10 I don't...
  2. Trying to determine the depth of cut

    I attached an image of the type of cuts I'm trying to make with this tapered bit. The overall slot depth is about 3/8". Is it recommended to make a cut this deep in one pass with a tapered bit that...
  3. Maximum Cut Depth for Tapered upspiral Ball Bit in Birch Plywood.

    Can anyone give a recommendation for maximum cut depth for a tapered 2 flute upspiral ball bit into a Birch Plywood Sheet?

    The link to the bit specs can be found here:
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    Might try a shorter peck with a downspiral.

    I have compression spirals too but my present project doesn't require them. Hoping I can get away with the down spiral. i might try shorting the peck since the down spiral probably increases the...
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    Drilling into 1/2" plywood

    I work a lot with 1/2" latvian birch plywood and I often need to make a hole that is a 1/4" diameter. I'm often making several pocket and contour cuts with a 1/4" down spiral endmill at the same...
  6. Shopbot suddently stops and recommences heading in the wrong direction

    I'm having some issues with a toolpath that I wrote in Fusion 360 tonight. I've attached it here along with a picture of how it failed. It stopped mid routine abruptly (there was kind of a thud). ...
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    G-Code from Fusion Problem

    I'm having a similar problem. On previous files I've tried adding the S0,1,1 command to get things started with some positive resulsts but I see from previous successful toolpaths I've run...
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    Are the C6 and C7 commands a viable alternative to SO,1,1 and SO,1,0?

    I've been trying to get some G-Code from Fusion 360 to work and I see elsewhere in this forum that inserting the SO,1,1 seems to remedy the issue with a dead spindle. However, when I review...
  9. Thread: Quick Tips

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    Thanks for this last piece of golden wisdom. ...

    Thanks for this last piece of golden wisdom. Since I'm pretty new to G-Code maybe you could clarify for me what you mean by "the end". Is this insertion of SO,1,0 before or after the end statement. ...
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    Post processing spindle issue

    Could someone give me some guidance on how to alter fusion 360 G-code to work with my PRS standard shopbot. My spindle is not turning on. I thought I read a post on this forum previously but I can't...
  11. A little more information...Still trying to...

    A little more information...Still trying to figure out what the main issues are here. I seem to have the machine up and running again after deleting the spindle folder as recommended in this post:
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  12. Trying to get up and running again after making the switch to Fusion 360

    I've just made the switch to Fusion 360 and I'm having a couple issues. First, I discovered I had to insert the "SO,1,1" into the G Code to get my spindle to turn on. I'm not sure if there is more I...
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    29505 Interesting. That is actually very...

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    Interesting. That is actually very similar to what I'm working on (see fusion rendering above) and would be very interested in any wisdom you have to share. That plug idea is great! Wish...
  14. Trying to get up and running again after making the switch to Fusion 360

    I've just made the switch to Fusion 360 and I'm having a couple issues. First, I discovered I had to insert the "SO,1,1" into the G Code to get my spindle to turn on. I'm not sure if there is more...
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    29498 I do have a tablesaw and I was worried...

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    I do have a tablesaw and I was worried about the imprecision of the tall vertical cut but I take your point. Much more expedient and I can always measure things with the calipers and take...
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    Sorry I wasn't clear. I AM using a 1/2" bit.

    Sorry I wasn't clear. I AM using a 1/2" bit.
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    Flip Milling Process

    I laminated several sheets of rectangular 1/2" marine plywood sheets together to form a 3 1/2" thick slab. The first goal is to clean up the vertical edges with a 1/2" carbide end mill with two...
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    Required Work Space for PRS Standard 96-48-6

    First time poster. I'm thinking about putting a PRS Standard 96-48-6 in a new garage and I'm wondering about the required work space. I spoke to technical support a while back and I seem to...
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