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Image - Set up of Shark HD4 Extended

Postby amerifax » Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:34 pm

I have watched a couple of videos on YouTube and found them to be very little help. I have a Shark HD4 Extended. I'm looking for a video or images that better display the set up. One of my problems is what size bolt I need for the four missing bolts that are supposed to be preinstalled on the gantry. This would be what holds the router assembly to the gantry.

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Re: Image - Set up of Shark HD4 Extended

Postby amerifax » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:39 pm

I have done a bit of research and the best evaluation I can come up with is a 1 3/8" 1/4-20 Coarse bolt. That is when using the watercooled router that comes with the CNC Shark HD4 Extended.

I hope this helps anybody else I might have the same issue.

I also find the setup instructions lack a good understanding of what I have to do. Time permitting, I hope to upload instructions that might help others.

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Re: Image - Set up of Shark HD4 Extended

Postby ReidCDe65 » Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:55 am

@amerifax
Bob, I took advantage of WoodCraft's Black Friday sale and purchased the HD4 Extended with the Mail in rebate for the Laser and WCS. The machie came with everything I needed to set it up with a router motor. I used my 890 series PC router motor until I received the WCS and laser.
One thing I would like to point out is that if your shop is small like mine and you need to make your machine mobile please make sure the base supports the entire base of the machine. I found this out the hard way, I purchased a cart from Grainger which only supported at the very front and very rear. The first time I used the machine after mounting to the cart the tool cut into the bed [I was using a 1/4" spoil board]. Basically the 3/8" plastic bottom that support the gantry rails doesn't hold the weight of the gantry. Thankfully I was watching and holding the pendant when this happened so the damage was mimimal, trial and error I guess.
I added a piece of angle iron between the front and back suports on each side of the machine until I can build a permanent solution. Plan to make a cabinet with drawers and doors.
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