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by SteveM
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark vs Axiom
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Shark vs Axiom

I agree!
I know many people who have a Shark and love them. I probably just got a bad one and Next Wave never offered to replace the machine, so I returned it to Rockler and got the Axiom
by SteveM
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark vs Axiom
Replies: 10
Views: 3196

Re: Shark vs Axiom

The best suggestion is for you to try and decide on what you intend to use the machine for and then get the most machine you can afford.
I have had a HD4 for 3 months and returned it and got a Axiom 4 Basic. That was 3 years ago.
by SteveM
Fri May 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: UPS
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: UPS

If I am not mistaken, the NWA spindle is only 110V, so you can look on Amazon for a power supply. I don't think they are very cheap, but probably wort it if your electrical service has glitches. I would make sure it's over sized to be on the safe side.
by SteveM
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: Vetric Pro programs
Replies: 7
Views: 5355

Re: Vetric Pro programs

As I understand it, you can have Vectric software on 3 computers, but can only use one at a time.
by SteveM
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Workflow: Design to CNC
Replies: 7
Views: 1625

Re: Workflow: Design to CNC

Aspire would probably be your software choice if you want to design your own projects. In VCarve Pro, you can import 3d models, but not create them. As for the machine you choose, there are many available to choose from. Some even have the ability to hook up a 4th axis for turning. Laser is another ...
by SteveM
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Feeds and Speeds
Replies: 16
Views: 3421

Re: Feeds and Speeds

Speeds and Feeds depend on what you actually want to cut. As an example, if you have a 15" square and want to cut at 150 IPM it may cut that fast, but slow down when making turns. If you have a nice 2.5d carving and you're using a 1/16" or 1/32" tapered ball nose and try running at that speed, it re...
by SteveM
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: spoilboard issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: spoilboard issue

Probably.

MDF is easy to surface and it will stay flat. Particle board will expand and contract more with the weather. That is probably why you can't keep it level.
by SteveM
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: spoilboard issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1253

Re: spoilboard issue

It looks like you're using particle board for your spoil board. I would suggest using MDF for that use. It's more stable and stays that way.
by SteveM
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Bit for 3D finish pass?
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Bit for 3D finish pass?

You could use a 1/16" tapered ball nose or a 1/32".
by SteveM
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: CNC Shark Pro Plus HD
Topic: Cutting 45%
Replies: 3
Views: 869

Re: Cutting 45%

A 1/2" dia 90 degree V-bit should cut to 3/4". Otherwise, you will just need to get a 3/4" 90 degree V-bit.
1/4" or 1/2" shank, depending on your collet size.