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    You have to wonder if those $249 and $300...

    You have to wonder if those $249 and $300 spindles with VFD and mounts that LOOK the same as the $800 ones are the real thing or just another Chinese knock off?? When I purchased mine I looked for a...
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    I do not know of anywhere you can purchase a...

    I do not know of anywhere you can purchase a water cooled spindle and VFD for $200? Even the cheap ones are at least $400 for ones that work.
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    My Friend this Thread is 8 years old from the...

    My Friend this Thread is 8 years old from the last post. As long as you realize that you may never get a response.
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    The Link I posted to Ray Scotts website has a...

    The Link I posted to Ray Scotts website has a proven method. But it looks like we will never know as Soren seems to have solved it and won't be back.
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    Welding It almost looks like there is a small piece...

    It almost looks like there is a small piece missing? That is a very popular vintage vise, I wonder if there are repro replacement parts available?
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    I hope you paid with a credit card. I would have...

    I hope you paid with a credit card. I would have went with the CAMaster first off.
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    Interesting they come to ask for help they get...

    Interesting they come to ask for help they get reply's and they are gone. One I replied too 3 weeks ago....and Poof.
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    There are folks using GRBL everyday but I had a...

    There are folks using GRBL everyday but I had a lot of issues. If the machine has standard stepper motors and stepper motor drivers it can use either Mach3/4 or Acorn controllers. I stuck with Mach4...
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    But as I recall everything Was working fine with...

    But as I recall everything Was working fine with the OEM parts installed. What did you gain or repair by changing the machine? There are many discussion Threads on here that cover mirror alignment.
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    If you have static electricity issues, make sure...

    If you have static electricity issues, make sure you have a ground wire connected to Everything!

    USB problems? The USB ports in Windows 10 are set by default to go to Sleep. Goto Device Manager,...
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    A good VFD (not Chinese) and 2.2 HP spindle as...

    A good VFD (not Chinese) and 2.2 HP spindle as you want an ER collet that will take up to 1/2 inch 13 mm will set you back $800-$1200 USD. You can purchase 3 or 4 routers for that price. I have had...
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    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-spot-avo...

    https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/how-spot-avoid-and-report-fake-check-scams
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    I built a WorkBee 1000 x 750 but in all fairness...

    I built a WorkBee 1000 x 750 but in all fairness I have dabbled in CNC for nearly 15 years and am a pretty experienced electrician. Got if before the Pandemic hit back in March as a kit from Bulkman...
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    You are correct the small belts used on those...

    You are correct the small belts used on those units are a constant source of problems. They all seem have have built in tensionors but even at that they usually need manual tweaking before they do...
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    What does the preview in VCarve show? .07 is 2x...

    What does the preview in VCarve show? .07 is 2x as deep than .035.
  16. Ditto Gary, very nice to know. I hope your...

    Ditto Gary, very nice to know. I hope your enjoying retirement. We need fish pictures!
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    Exactly, I am not married to a banker nor did I...

    Exactly, I am not married to a banker nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. But when we sold our lake home in another state 3 years ago, the mortgage company would not release the...
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    Sorry Ronald you need to get in the “Real World”...

    Sorry Ronald you need to get in the “Real World” Fraudulent Cashers checks story's all over the internet, Yes they can be stopped, just as any other. How do I know.... simple I asked my bank, not...
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    Sure those are safe purchases, but I was talking...

    Sure those are safe purchases, but I was talking about the time I sold a Casita 17 Ft camper to a guy from Denver, 800 miles away. He wanted to bring his check book and then a Cashiers check. Nope,...
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    I am going to guess its Acorn control system, re-named by a vendor.
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    Cashiers checks are just like any other check,...

    Cashiers checks are just like any other check, until they are cashed even if you called in the hour before, they can have a stopped or refused payment. All you need to do is claim the check was...
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    Never seen a water mark on a Cashiers check,...

    Never seen a water mark on a Cashiers check, ever. Cash up to $9,000 otherwise wire transfer. Forged cashiers checks are very common.
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    I have used both GRBL and Mach3. GRBL is a joke,...

    I have used both GRBL and Mach3. GRBL is a joke, its meant for hobby grade machines and all I had was a world of problems. Mach3 is better but I switched to Mach4 and its much improved. Modern M3 or...
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    Did you measure the old one yourself? I am going...

    Did you measure the old one yourself? I am going to guess a 16 mm will work fine. Its only .009 inch difference. Here is just one not far from you, they may have other FL available. FYI If you...
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    Your more than likely going to need to replace...

    Your more than likely going to need to replace the gantry and the carriage as one part. Then you have the issue of will the mirrors align. If your not equipped to fabricate parts sounds like an...
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