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by SteveM
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Chattering problem during cut
Replies: 3
Views: 1357

Re: Chattering problem during cut

How old is the bit you are using?
Possibly try a new cutter to see if it does the same thing.
by SteveM
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: making signs
Replies: 10
Views: 3383

Re: making signs

If your spoil board isn't flat that will cause big problems. Make sure that is flat and even from all the corners. The piece you are using for the sign should also be flat. Depending on the actual size of your sign, you could run it thru a planer first or surface it in the cnc machine then cut your ...
by SteveM
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: making signs
Replies: 10
Views: 3383

Re: making signs

You could try using a 60* bit or just set your flat depth to about .13 or .14 with the 90*. That should do the trick.
by SteveM
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Help w/ Speeds & Feeds - Hare & Tortoise
Replies: 2
Views: 1174

Re: Help w/ Speeds & Feeds - Hare & Tortoise

I would think the feed rate of 131 is a bit fast. I would probably try about 80-100 for starters and possibly less that 1/8 depth.
by SteveM
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: BALL NOSE/ ROUND NOSE BIT SETUP
Replies: 0
Views: 1226

Re: BALL NOSE/ ROUND NOSE BIT SETUP

If you are using Vcarve, the tool database already has a /2 ballnose in it.
by SteveM
Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: Rugged router
Replies: 8
Views: 5363

Re: Rugged router

I have a water cooled spindle and it's very quiet. The air cooled are also quiet, but not as much as the water cooled. Price is almost the same, but with air cooled, you don't have to mess with any plumbing. The Bosch router is about 89mm and most spindles are 80mm, so you would probably want a new ...
by SteveM
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: Rugged router
Replies: 8
Views: 5363

Re: Rugged router

You can usually get a 2.2kw spindle, VFD to run the spindle and everything else you would need for less than the cost of the Nextwave setup. I don't know anyone bothering to change the bearing on a spindle, they just buy a new spindle. Like Rando said before, a spindle has more power than a router, ...
by SteveM
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: dust collections problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: dust collections problem

In addition to what Rando suggested, you could also have a 4" hose and dust boot.
You will still need blast gate as well.
by SteveM
Wed Mar 14, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: Bosch 1617 router
Replies: 1
Views: 2110

Re: Bosch 1617 router

It's what I used when I had my HD4. I no longer have that machine, but I still use that router in another machine. Works great, and I haven't replaced the bearings or brushes in over a year's worth of use. The Bosch is a very good router, but Rando is giving good advise in using a spindle. With a sp...
by SteveM
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: HD4 pendant zero issues
Replies: 2
Views: 1984

Re: HD4 pendant zero issues

I am almost positive you only zero out the X and Y and then set your Z separately. The Z zero is a different setting!