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    Thank you Brady Watson for your suggestions! I...

    Thank you Brady Watson for your suggestions!

    I found a contractor able to help and performed measurements, found and resolved some problems.

    Plant voltage was 122V +/- 2 incoming to Shopbot. ...
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    HELP! Electrical problems?

    Hi,

    I have a Shopbot Buddy BT48, I am in Mexico, inside my customer's industrial building. I use the building electrical supply, individual 30A circuit just for my machine, off the main box.
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    I'llbe buying some tomorrow. Thanks for the tip...

    I'llbe buying some tomorrow. Thanks for the tip Brady!
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    How do you lubricate table rollers?

    The rollers in my Buddy table are not turning smoothly anymore. I don't see a way to oil/grease them. How do you do it? Or do they just have to get replaced?

    Below are pictures of them
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  5. What can cause bot to struggle cutting through material?

    Please see picture. 4 months ago my original router (5 years running) burned while working, it was having trouble cutting through material. Had it rebuilt and bought another router. New router...
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    Got this problem fixed. When reinstalling...

    Got this problem fixed. When reinstalling windows in the laptop due to viruses it was done in spanish. Turns out a spanish "speaking" laptop doesn't communicate well with an english "speaking"...
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    Run time error 13 Type Mismatch

    Has anyone seen the error in the attachment while conecting a laptop windows 7 to a Shopbot Buddy BT48 for the first time?

    Any suggestions?

    I had to format and reinstall my laptop due to virus...
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    One year later... SAME PROBLEM!!!! Quickly...

    One year later... SAME PROBLEM!!!!

    Quickly went through the whole check up scenario, could be static, could be noise, etc but everything was working and was the same (laptop, cable, etc) as a...
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    Rattling bit Amana 46174

    I just received the Amana 46174 compression bit I ordered to cut OSB sheets with my Shopbot Buddy 48. It is not cutting a smooth edge, the edge is rather jagged like the bit is “jumping” around...
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    Question on chipload / bit selection

    I am cutting 3/4" OSB sheets using an Amana 46178 3/8" 2 flute Solid Carbide Compression bit. I am cutting at 21,000 RPM and 5 in/s or 300 IPM. This is industrial production so cutting faster...
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    Finally! My shopbot seems to be back in...

    Finally!

    My shopbot seems to be back in business. 3 days cutting without problems.

    I did a lot to insure the electrical supply was clean and without interference from other equipment,...
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    I am experiencing these same problems. Tried lot...

    I am experiencing these same problems. Tried lot of things with no results so far. Did not hear about the Z plate until now, will check on that one.
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    :confused::(:mad: I am still fighting this...

    :confused::(:mad:
    I am still fighting this issue, have tried all that was suggested and so far... got worse.

    Frank in support is not sure a new card would help, we'll see what comes next.
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    Help with Missing Comm Return

    Hi all,

    Hopefully someone else has had this problem and can assist with solution.

    I am having a problem with my Shopbot Buddy, in the middle of a cut the computer displays the "Missing Comm...
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    Sorry to hear about your loss. But it seems you...

    Sorry to hear about your loss. But it seems you get a chance to start over!
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    Cleaning them took care of the noise. The bottom...

    Cleaning them took care of the noise. The bottom bearings were really dirty.
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    Screech on Y axis

    My Shopbot buddy started to screech while moving on the Y axis.

    I am going to check the bearings. Other suggestions?
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    I am looking into building a duplicator in a...

    I am looking into building a duplicator in a lathe using a router. The purpose is to copy sofa wooden legs.

    Have seen several examples on youtube but none mention what bit is used.
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    Best bit for indexer?

    What is a good bit to use in an indexer? Bullnose?
  20. Shopbot all the way.

    I would go with the Shopbot for all the reasons everyone else has given.

    If your budget is tight, look around for a used Shopbot. I saw one desktop online 2 or 3 months ago for about half the...
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    Help! XYZ zero routine acting up

    I use a routine to zero my XYZ axes created by Barry Rimmer sometime ago. It uses a simple copper cup and I have been using it for just over a year with no problems, until today.

    My table has an...
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    I use an adapted variation of the center in the...

    I use an adapted variation of the center in the hole routine which I downloaded from Barry Rimmer's webpage.

    On my table I have an "L" against which I put the work piece (most of mine are...
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    I have "shopbotted" trivets for hot plates on...

    I have "shopbotted" trivets for hot plates on leftover pieces of wood and give them away for free to non customers. People who get them usually come back asking what else can be done. I use...
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    Really nice job Steve. Can you talk more about...

    Really nice job Steve.

    Can you talk more about the bit and how it is held? I searched the internet a bit for small bits, the small bits seem to have small shanks and the problem would be how to...
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    Very nice Tim! Great job.

    Very nice Tim! Great job.
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