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  1. It doesn';t matter if you go air or water cooled...

    It doesn';t matter if you go air or water cooled but I would definitely go with a spindle over a router. The costs for Chinese spindles has dropped so low it just makes sense. You'll need 240A...
  2. Not sure about all but many of the air cooled atc...

    Not sure about all but many of the air cooled atc spindles use both. The electric fan but they also use air from the compressor to cool the lower ceramic bearings. It's something like 6-7 cfm...
  3. There are trade offs between water and air...

    There are trade offs between water and air cooled. Air cooled are generally more expensive, water cooled you have to use water. My machine came setup with water cooled and hoses are run thru the...
  4. Nice work. It looks like you are enjoying the...

    Nice work. It looks like you are enjoying the machine.
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    You talking about free for under a certain...

    You talking about free for under a certain income? Kind of the honor system but if you have a real business they might find out and then there might be some repercussions
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    What are you going to be using them for? I do a...

    What are you going to be using them for? I do a lot of 2.5D carving on plaques and such. I ordered a cheap Chinese set off of Amazon pretty cheaply and they work perfect for me. At the moment I...
  7. I sent you a PM with some info on my machine.

    I sent you a PM with some info on my machine.
  8. Tom, the spindle size is not an issue. You can...

    Tom, the spindle size is not an issue. You can buy a Chinese spindle and VFD fairly cheaply if that one wasn't enough for you. If you are looking at Acctek, I'd suggest going thru Acctek USA. They...
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    Nice. Glad you are enjoying the machine

    Nice. Glad you are enjoying the machine
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    I think the Rocklers near me does. I woulkd...

    I think the Rocklers near me does. I woulkd imagine that Woodcraft does also. What are you looking for? To see a particular brand run or just a CNC in general? I'd ask around for someone who has...
  11. John mentioned a users forum. It is a good idea...

    John mentioned a users forum. It is a good idea to pick a machine brand that has a good active forum. There will be times that you have brand specific questions and can get quick help on their...
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    I use screws almost exclusively. If you are...

    I use screws almost exclusively. If you are worried about the bit hitting one then use a brass screw but I try to give myself plenty of room. If I am going to make a small prodution run then I'll...
  13. Before you buy you need to learn more about them....

    Before you buy you need to learn more about them. There are some free software that you can use but ou will find that many of us use Vectric software which vcarve pro is around $700 alone and bump...
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    What are you calling larger and more costly? ...

    What are you calling larger and more costly? $100k + yes I they have some with multiple heads. For big machine (4x8 or 5x10) for many cabinet makers would have an ATC (automatic tool changer)...
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    There are so many applications to use one for it...

    There are so many applications to use one for it is pretty much limited to your imagination.
    Yes, intricate and repeatable cuts. Yes carving is one use.
    To really drill holes then you would...
  16. I didn't see the post you are talking about but...

    I didn't see the post you are talking about but have heard that before but I always took it that they meant if using 1/2" bit then use 1/2" shank not a 1/4" shank. I never even considered that they...
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    It's always wiser to buy the right CNC for you,...

    It's always wiser to buy the right CNC for you, the first time. It is cheaper in the long run. That said, I totally understand a budget and there are other expenses that you'll have that you may...
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    I really doubt that you can find any real good...

    I really doubt that you can find any real good books that are going to be very helpful because different CNCs use different software to operate them and the design software is all different and...
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    To learn the software it took me a few months to...

    To learn the software it took me a few months to really start learning and about a year before I becamse fairly proficient with it. Now something simple like donuts, will take you maybe 30 minutes...
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    Newest version is 10. Technically you are...

    Newest version is 10. Technically you are suppose to pay a small fee to vectric and register the program you have bought with the machine. Once out its in your name you will be able to just buy...
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    An easy way to move it depending on your access...

    An easy way to move it depending on your access to your shop is to just hire a flatbed wrecker and he can slide it right into the doorway and then all you need is some dollies. I had to move mine...
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    My experience with vcarve pro even the low...

    My experience with vcarve pro even the low powered older computers will run it and only slows down when they are simulating the toolpaths in the preview. Some very slow computers will hangup on too...
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    Shopbot is a pretty big player in the CNC world...

    Shopbot is a pretty big player in the CNC world and has been for awhile. I'd probably take one of them before the Shapeoko also. They have a huge user base and I believe that they are very active...
  24. Stewart, I replied to your email so check spam if...

    Stewart, I replied to your email so check spam if it isn't in inbox
  25. bmilam111@yahoo.com

    bmilam111@yahoo.com
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