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    Default Need opinions on capabilities of indexer

    I have a PRS ALPHA model with the indexer mounted along the X axis. The indexer is the ShopBot model with the supplied VEXTRA T-10 drive motor. My question is this; does this motor have the ability to handle a 8 X 8 by 7 foot post for machining? If not what motor would be a suitable replacement?
    I have learned so much from the experts here and the information shared. Wanted to say thanks to all and that it is very much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodstripboats View Post
    I have a PRS ALPHA model with the indexer mounted along the X axis.
    If you have a couple of pictures showing where and how your indexer is mounted, I really like to see them. Thanks.
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    Thanks for your reply. My concern was the weight of the 6x6 post seems heavy for that T-10 indexer motor. I had my indexer mounted on the Y axis but needed to change it to the X axis because of these long post I need to make.
    I will post a pic soon.
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    P1250421.jpg Turning a 11'-4" post ...
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    Turning 10" x 11.5' pine posts on 6" indexer
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    Very nice set up! I wish I could mount that on my machine but alas there isn't the room. What are there specs for the geared stepper motor that drives it? Backlash?

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