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Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-28-2018, 04:24 PM
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Posted By richf
I got off the phone with Mike in tech support and...

I got off the phone with Mike in tech support and he said it was likely that the bearings need to be greased. I apply 3 in 1 oil on the rails but I have never used a grease gun on the bearings (got...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-28-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By richf
Cobra X3 Z axis binding

I just posted last week an issue with my control board. I don't think this issue is related but I don't know. I cut for about an hour Sunday night after fixing my control board and all worked...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-27-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Everything was operating normally and I cut 12...

Everything was operating normally and I cut 12 cutting boards on Sunday and when I got to the 4th board this evening, the Z axis started skipping. Even if I operate it up and down, there is...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-25-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Fixed. The red wire needed to be connected to a...

Fixed. The red wire needed to be connected to a +5V pin on the controller board, of which there are many of those ports available. At least all of my wires going to the control board have labels on...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-25-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Found a wire hanging loose that is pin 10 common...

Found a wire hanging loose that is pin 10 common for all the Gecko drives. That would explain why they aren't responding. I'm trying to determine where that one red wire goes. Each gecko has pin...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-25-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
I installed a brand new control board and I get...

I installed a brand new control board and I get exactly the same symptoms, none of the axis will move. The only difference is that the port used for Z hi is working properly since light comes on now...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-21-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Thanks, will be reviewing that.

Thanks, will be reviewing that.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-20-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Tech support gave me instructions for testing the...

Tech support gave me instructions for testing the WinCNC card in the computer and it was fine. Looks like it is the main board so ordered a new one today. Apparently my grounding was done wrong, so...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-18-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Well, I used another powered port, P0B4, that is...

Well, I used another powered port, P0B4, that is utilized for the Z probe which I have never used and utilized this for the Z high. When I press the Z stop, at least the indicator light comes on...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-18-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Thanks for taking time out on the weekend to look...

Thanks for taking time out on the weekend to look at this.

I did go directly to the power supply and it pretty much showed exactly 24V at the points that looked obvious that were + and -.

So it...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-18-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
I added additional info in my last post. Does...

I added additional info in my last post. Does anyone know approximate costs to replace the whole control board board for this X3. Board date is 2010. The board has lots of inputs. It is made to...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-18-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Looks like I found issue. The two board inputs...

Looks like I found issue. The two board inputs to Z hi and Z low show 16 volts even if I remove all the Z axis connections. It might be a solder issue on the back of the board. I put my finger...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 11-18-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By richf
Blasting through Z stop on Cobra X3

I had a Z axis skip the other day that caused the side router head to plunge through a piece and into my vacuum jig. I had attributed this to static electricity even though I had grounded my dust...
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 11-17-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,445
Posted By richf
Checking in

I haven't been posting much but occasionally check in. I'm like steady as she goes on my side business. I basically try not to make any signs and have been kept busy manufacturing cutting boards...
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 11-17-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,445
Posted By richf
Test

Test message to see if it makes my forum page visible.
Forum: Work we Produce !!!! 08-05-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 950
Posted By richf
Impressive.

Impressive.
Forum: General Discussion 10-15-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,691
Posted By richf
I have a Cobra X3. By far the best thing about...

I have a Cobra X3. By far the best thing about it is the multiple heads. I cut a lot of small pieces of corian and use 2-3 tools for the products I make. In general the 3 heads have been plenty...
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-10-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By richf
Email sent. I would need a mirror image since I...

Email sent. I would need a mirror image since I would need to do both a left and right hand side of the pews.
Forum: The Water Cooler 09-10-2017, 01:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 876
Posted By richf
Replicating church pew 3D relief design

I've been asked about recreating these pew leaf like designs. They are only about 1/4" thick (on separate board to be glued) and only 4" X 10" in size. I'm thinking the best way would be to scan...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-16-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,383
Posted By richf
If you only need 120V line conditioning and...

If you only need 120V line conditioning and backup, I would get a large APC battery backup. Get something like this: ...
Forum: The Water Cooler 07-03-2016, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By richf
Since we are talking big toes ... Couple months...

Since we are talking big toes ... Couple months back my 20" chainsaw and my big toe had a little incident. Luckily I only needed 3 stitches and I could still walk ok. I was cutting some small...
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-10-2016, 11:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,855
Posted By richf
I don't get too many actual counter tops but the...

I don't get too many actual counter tops but the last one I did, I just had it laid on the grass and start whacking it along a 1 foot area. I had been sawzawing it but that was pretty slow. Just...
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 06-10-2016, 12:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,855
Posted By richf
Removing corian countertop edge lip

I found the easiest way to remove the drip edge is to hit the edge of the lip with a hammer, it generally separates near or at the glue seam. I spent time cutting one last month and then found the...
Forum: General Discussion 05-09-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,977
Posted By richf
I only use a UPS on my computer but for a 15 amp...

I only use a UPS on my computer but for a 15 amp circuit for your router and control, you can pick up a used APC Smart UPS 2200 for cheap money. You can probably get it with bad batteries for less...
Forum: The CAMhead Locker Room! 03-05-2016, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,918
Posted By richf
He helped me get started. He answered a lot of...

He helped me get started. He answered a lot of my questions and the biggest help was selling me his X3 Cobra. Thanks Mick!
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