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    Drop the motor out of the rack and see how smooth...

    Drop the motor out of the rack and see how smooth it is without it. You also can swap x and y motors and see if the tick follows.
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    I would say it improved about 50% toward where I...

    I would say it improved about 50% toward where I wanted to be. Diagonal bracing on the lower frame helped a lot.
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    I did this to mine about 7 cnc machines ago. ...

    I did this to mine about 7 cnc machines ago. That along with adding bracing to the table to stop it from shaking. The tricky part was, every time you weld something the metal pulls, so you need to...
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    You didn't listen, but it's your baby. Sell...

    You didn't listen, but it's your baby. Sell aspire for 1k, sell the trailer for 2k and the machine will sell easy for 8500. You end up with 11,5 and everyone is happy.
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    It's been a while for me, but pause and resume...

    It's been a while for me, but pause and resume was never reliable on my shopbot.
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    The "lost comm" screen drove me to another brand...

    The "lost comm" screen drove me to another brand long ago, but I still wish shopbot the best. I wonder if something like this would work? It would need to work backwards. Use the ethernet output on...
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    A few thoughts for you. The pic link opened...

    A few thoughts for you.
    The pic link opened with tiny thumbnails of grainy pics. It's hard to get an idea of what you have. A lot of folks will not download a zip file. Upload GOOD pics to this...
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    It's kind of like using a screwdriver as a...

    It's kind of like using a screwdriver as a hammer. You can make it happen if you just want to, but it's not the best tool for the job.
  9. Need to either edit the post processor of vcarve,...

    Need to either edit the post processor of vcarve, or choose a different one. The spindle off command must not be in the one you are using. Look into the ecabinets ending comments and it will show...
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    You would benefit more from downsizing yours...

    You would benefit more from downsizing yours compared to the buddy in my opinion. Having the motor on each side of the x is very helpful as opposed to the single center drive. Also material hold...
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    I've seen a few posted for 4k that got snatched...

    I've seen a few posted for 4k that got snatched up. If you look up the current price for a new one it's about 7500. It may not have the extras that you have, but still someone can buy a new one...
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    Republic blower and drive unit

    I bought a cnc from a guy in Houston Tx that has this 15hp Republic blower along with a drive unit. He wants to get rid of them. When he moved from his old location, they were never hooked up at...
  13. Thread: How Good?

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    I wish shopbot offered a 24x48 moving gantry...

    I wish shopbot offered a 24x48 moving gantry machine. They have one with a moving table, but I don't care for that when dealing with vac hold down. I have had 3 shopbots and now run a 9648 machine...
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    Try pulling the ram out of the pc.. clean, blow...

    Try pulling the ram out of the pc.. clean, blow off, and re-install.
  15. First suggestion. Buy a few year old machine....

    First suggestion. Buy a few year old machine. (Won't loose as much money if it's not your thing)
    (1) Dust collection and Hold down choices to keep the parts from moving.
    (2) Get the free demo...
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    I have been cabinet building with cnc for a...

    I have been cabinet building with cnc for a little over 10 years now. Started with v carve, went to the shopbot link when it came out. (I had my share of glitches and issues with the link and it took...
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    I would flip the sheet good storage just inside...

    I would flip the sheet good storage just inside the large door. I can't imagine carrying sheet goods past the table saw to put them in the corner. Make the office smaller and shop bigger. Put the...
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    Try Beech. Very nice machining, tight grain,...

    Try Beech. Very nice machining, tight grain, minimal warping.
  19. I gave up the fight and bought a ball screw...

    I gave up the fight and bought a ball screw machine. It's not perfect, but the problems are much smaller. On the first prt I had, I welded up all the bolt together sections, then bent them back...
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    Quite often, I cut a sample. I do this both to...

    Quite often, I cut a sample. I do this both to make sure they are happy with the quality and I get my time estimate. The the pricing is like, $5 dollars each for less than 50,,, $4.50 each for...
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    I think you are pulling heat from the motors back...

    I think you are pulling heat from the motors back into the cooling fins to some degree. I have flexible drier duct on each of my motors drawing in outside air to the cooling fan of each motor. I...
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    Did you add the bleeder orfice so they still have...

    Did you add the bleeder orfice so they still have a little air flow through them even when all valves are closed? Mine have been working for about 4 years and I have no idea how hot they are. I do...
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    How about auto insurance on the trailer rig?

    How about auto insurance on the trailer rig?
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    I have owned several shopbots, but have moved on...

    I have owned several shopbots, but have moved on to another machine. I would call the shopbot a High end hobby machine, and a low end industrial machine. Many on here are using their bots to make a...
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    I would say that is about 5k for a non upgraded...

    I would say that is about 5k for a non upgraded prt. For 10 you may be able to find a prs std (newer generation)
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