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    I was curious if this is still available. Thank...

    I was curious if this is still available. Thank you
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    I went through and checked everything, a few...

    I went through and checked everything, a few somewhat loose items were found but nothing too crazy.

    The previous owner of my Buddy did do some self work to the machine so I am also wondering if...
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    I am glad you confirmed my chip load settings! I...

    I am glad you confirmed my chip load settings! I had to figure out how to add all of my bits into Aspire and I was concerned I may have been off on something.

    I will turn off the ramp and try to...
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    When I bought the machine the previous owner had...

    When I bought the machine the previous owner had quite a few new bits that went with it, unfortunately the bit does not have any numbers or indication as to who made it. I did some research and used...
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    Deformed Circle Cuts

    I am having some issues with my Alpha BT48. I bought this used and I am still learning how to run it, but every circle I cut is coming out warped/off. The imperfection almost looks like it is where...
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    That's an understatement! I thought I'd be smart...

    That's an understatement! I thought I'd be smart buying a used bot but I am quickly realizing how valuable the information that comes with a new machine is! I kind of thought it would be like running...
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    Probably A Dumb Question!

    I have been very sidetracked lately and my new to me shopbot has become just a table in the shop! I wanted to finally get it going today and try to break some of the learning curve but I am stumped!...
  8. Thread: Zeroing Issues

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    Thank you to everyone for the help! This was a...

    Thank you to everyone for the help! This was a combination of everything suggested here as well as me not knowing what to look for!

    The previous owner had a homemade table on the machine and when...
  9. Thread: Zeroing Issues

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    Is there anyway to tell what version I have/need?...

    Is there anyway to tell what version I have/need?

    The bot is from late 2008 and does have the upgraded board, confirmed thru shopbot.

    Thank you!
  10. Thread: Zeroing Issues

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    Tried the ur command but I still got the error...

    Tried the ur command but I still got the error message that I am on a proximity switch.

    Also, when I go to select the machine after entering the ur command I never see a buddy listed. My table is...
  11. Thread: Zeroing Issues

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    Zeroing Issues

    I am having some issues zeroing my machine. It is a BT48 Alpha with a basic router. It does have proximity switches and the zzero plate attachment.

    When I try to use proximity switches to zero...
  12. Thread: Driver Issue

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    I did try the (86) portion before but there was...

    I did try the (86) portion before but there was nothing there, then checked again and there was a lot more folders there! It was nice to see it all connected and to have parts move.

    Thank you for...
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    Thank you for the info Brady. I went to search...

    Thank you for the info Brady. I went to search for the files but they aren't on my computer. I tried to download the software again and then search but nothing came up.

    Could this be an issue...
  14. Thread: Driver Issue

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    I have tried restarting my computer as well as...

    I have tried restarting my computer as well as the shopbot, but it is still not recognized. I can see that a shopbot is connected to my computer, but when I click on it for more info I am told there...
  15. Thread: Driver Issue

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    Driver Issue

    I bought a used shopbot and I am having some issues getting it up and running. I downloaded the recent software from shopbot's website, but when I connect the usb cable I get an error that no active...
  16. Thread: Need Advice

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    Thank you everyone for the help and insight on...

    Thank you everyone for the help and insight on this!

    The pieces I hope to make will have irregular shapes to them, I am trying to break the mold on what has been the norm for so long in the awards...
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    That's kind of the problem and opportunity, there...

    That's kind of the problem and opportunity, there aren't to many shops around me that are trying to do what I am hoping to.

    Most of the nearby engraving shops only use blanks mass produced in...
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    Thank you for the replies! Now I have even more...

    Thank you for the replies! Now I have even more questions.

    What band saw would be a good one>? I was also looking into the Jet models as well, one being the 18qt-3.

    As for the drum sander...
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    Need Advice

    I am totally new here and to the cnc world so please excuse any dumb questions I may ask!

    I have a laser engraving and sandblasting business right now, and I am considering adding a second laser...
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