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    SOLD - picked up. I still have the black box...

    SOLD - picked up. I still have the black box (DIY) with 4 vac motors for sale. $200 picked up, has probably 40-50 hours on it.
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    Sale pending! That was quick. :)

    Sale pending! That was quick. :)
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    4x8 PRT Alpha for sale, upgrades, Vcarve

    Hi all,

    The time has come to sell my beloved 4x8 2004 PRT Alpha machine. I'm the 2nd owner and purchased about 3-4 years ago from the original owner. I've used it sparingly as a hobbyist and...
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    Thanks Steve! Your explanation along with...

    Thanks Steve! Your explanation along with Vectric's forum helped clarify. For anyone else curious, this example helped me to understand:
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    Steve - Thanks! I've been doing a bit of reading...

    Steve - Thanks! I've been doing a bit of reading and should be quite a bit better off now. I do have one question though - How is the 'allowance offset' feature best utilized?

    Justin - I've got...
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    Justin - Appreciate the added insight as to climb...

    Justin - Appreciate the added insight as to climb vs. conventional. I tried reading through the Vcarve documentation but didn't see much detail there. I'll continue reading to further educate...
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    WOW! I'm so glad I found this thread. I've been...

    WOW! I'm so glad I found this thread. I've been battling with the same issues you guys mentioned here recently, especially when using MDF which is much closer to actual advertised size vs. plywood. ...
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    I had quite a few comm issues in the past and...

    I had quite a few comm issues in the past and went through a few steps to resolve:

    1) Grounding inside DC hose as mentioned above - this seemed to help somewhat but not completely eliminate...
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    Steve - that would be fantastic, many thanks. ...

    Steve - that would be fantastic, many thanks.

    Also - do you have a full topic list for the book? Are you taking suggestions? :)
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    Steve - VERY cool, thanks much for sharing. I'm...

    Steve - VERY cool, thanks much for sharing. I'm definitely in for a copy when you are finished as well.

    BTW - do you happen to have any sample vcarve files with the parameters set up?
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    Steve - do you happen to have any other material...

    Steve - do you happen to have any other material on miter folding techniques?
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    Cool project! I don't blame you for not wanting...

    Cool project! I don't blame you for not wanting to mess with it in the middle of the project, I did the same. :) You should be pleased with the outcome though, it's very straightforward.
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    Thanks Brady. Everything checks out OK, so I will...

    Thanks Brady. Everything checks out OK, so I will leave it alone for now.
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    Gene - you up and running yet with the new board?...

    Gene - you up and running yet with the new board? Install was easier than I thought. :) I'm up and connected although I must have knocked one of the prox switch wires out, have to fix that in the...
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    Congrats bud! :D Great news.

    Congrats bud! :D Great news.
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    Gene - Thanks very much again for posting this. I...

    Gene - Thanks very much again for posting this. I was able to order my card this morning. Can't wait to get on the latest version. :)
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    Thank you Brady! I will take a hard look at the...

    Thank you Brady! I will take a hard look at the gear before I go any further. My z has been pretty much on point with depth, etc so I wasn't experiencing any issues. Since I had ordered all 4 gears...
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    Help replacing Z motor pinion on PRT Alpha

    Hi guys,

    So I've finally gotten around to replacing the pinions (long overdue) on my PRT Alpha machine recently. The X and Y pinions weren't bad at all to replace, but the Z I haven't a clue as...
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    That's what I thought, perfect! I will call and...

    That's what I thought, perfect! I will call and check for compatability with my machine. Thanks!!

    Andrew
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    Gene - is this upgrade really only 200 dollars...

    Gene - is this upgrade really only 200 dollars for prt alpha users? If so, where can I order? :)
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    Bob - Looks fantastic! What kind of stock did you...

    Bob - Looks fantastic! What kind of stock did you use?
  22. Dylan, Good deal, I think you will like the...

    Dylan,

    Good deal, I think you will like the Yaskawa. Here are the settings I used below. I'm happy to help as I spent quite a few days gathering all this info and trial and error. :D
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  23. BTW the 0018 model I mentioned (same as I have)...

    BTW the 0018 model I mentioned (same as I have) is a dedicated single phase input unit so derating is not necessary. Let me know if you decide to go this route and need help setting it up. From my...
  24. Hi Dylan, Glad I caught your post. :) I have...

    Hi Dylan,

    Glad I caught your post. :) I have been using the yaskawa v1000 single phase rated for 5hp for several months without issues. It's working great and I used the settings right on shopbots...
  25. Update: I've grounded everything now but also...

    Update: I've grounded everything now but also trying a new PC for the bot (laptop). Com efficiency has moved to 88% or so and NO issues running a few projects through it. :)
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