Water cooled spindle

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Water cooled spindle

Postby Beans2toot » Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:01 pm

I'm ready to get a Shark. I've heard about router noise and the overheating. I've decided if I do this I will want a water cooled spindle. My question is :Are they difficult to setup with the control software? And what kind of challenge am I looking at?
I'm new here and I didn't see this on the forum, if it has already been addressed then give me an FYI and I'll research before asking questions that you are so good at already answerin.
Thanks for all you do.
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Re: Water cooled spindle

Postby Barry Anderson » Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:56 pm

I have water cooled spindles on both of my Sharks, that I purchased from Next Wave. No trouble setting them up and they work fine with the Vectric software, since the software doesn't know what you are cutting with. Lots of good information on these forums. Have fun
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Re: Water cooled spindle

Postby Beans2toot » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:01 am

Barry,
Thanks for your reply. Having fun.
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Re: Water cooled spindle

Postby Kayvon » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:06 pm

Do you use a spindle from New Age (I assume they sell one?) or one that you've purchased elsewhere? How hard are they to set up?
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Re: Water cooled spindle

Postby Barry Anderson » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:26 pm

By New Age I assume you meant Next Wave. If so, the answer is yes, and very simple. Change the holding bracket, (new one comes with the spindle), get a 5 gallon bucket for the water, run the tubing, (included) to the pump(included) plug everything in and you're ready to go.
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Re: Water cooled spindle

Postby Kayvon » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:16 am

Barry Anderson wrote:By New Age I assume you meant Next Wave.
Yes :oops:

Good job making the leap from two totally unrelated words to what I actually meant to say. :)
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