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Forum: Vacuum, work holding, dust collection Today, 09:35 AM
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Posted By Ed Hazel
You may have to just try it. My shop in MI...

You may have to just try it.

My shop in MI no AC just heat, I do vent outside all year around.

When I first started venting my dust collection outside I figured I would need to change back to...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 07-08-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Ed Hazel
I moved out to the country several years ago so I...

I moved out to the country several years ago so I can vent outside. Its amazing how much dust is blown out the exhaust when running my wide belt sander even with a cyclone. Being able to vent...
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 07-07-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By Ed Hazel
Not sure what your question is. Maybe tell us...

Not sure what your question is. Maybe tell us what you want to hook it to? What your cutting? Amount of use?

Oneida Is a good unit I have the 3hp gorilla 10 plus years I guess.
Forum: General Discussion 07-07-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Ed Hazel
I use a Gast 2567 daily which I picked up off...

I use a Gast 2567 daily which I picked up off Ebay it was New Old Stock. It pulls 21 cfm max and 28 in-Hg max. 1.5 hp motor. I have a Gast 3040 on the shelf for a back up.

One key I found is...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Ed Hazel
I have picked up my Gast vacuum pumps off eBay...

I have picked up my Gast vacuum pumps off eBay New Old Stock. I would opt for at least a 20 cfm.

I usually cut my 3/8 bits about .300 deep.

If I was making them. I would screw/clamp it down...
Forum: General Discussion 07-06-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 351
Posted By Ed Hazel
A picture of what your cutting would help. ...

A picture of what your cutting would help.


I use a Gast 20 cfm 25HG vacuum pump to hold down wood pieces daily. Oak does take more CFM. I am guessing your doing two sided machining? If so you...
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-30-2020, 12:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By Ed Hazel
Spindle mounted lasers kits are available. I...

Spindle mounted lasers kits are available. I have no first hand knowledge of them.
Forum: The Water Cooler 06-02-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Ed Hazel
My advice would be to pickup a dedicated vacuum...

My advice would be to pickup a dedicated vacuum pump.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 05-17-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Ed Hazel
You can purchase a "Z Axis Zero Setting" dial...

You can purchase a "Z Axis Zero Setting" dial indicator. I find it to be more accurate and much faster then trying to zero to the spoil-board. You do not need to remove the dust boot with it.
Forum: Cobra CNC Routers 05-16-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 560
Posted By Ed Hazel
If it is a tool you just use from time to time?...

If it is a tool you just use from time to time? You can just position the tool at what you want z zero to be (top of your board?) and hit z zero this will make a temp z with a green box on the wincnc...
Forum: Maintenance 04-26-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,508
Posted By Ed Hazel
If I recall I purchased some m4 zerks off ebay...

If I recall I purchased some m4 zerks off ebay for my old sr44
Forum: General Discussion 04-24-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 777
Posted By Ed Hazel
My older cobra with the 5 hp atc spindle utilizes...

My older cobra with the 5 hp atc spindle utilizes fan cooling were as the newer ones utilize compressed air for spindle cooling as I understand. If your spindle uses compressed air for cooling not...
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-23-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Ed Hazel
I found it was easier for me as a time to time...

I found it was easier for me as a time to time user to import the files from CPP to vectric to generate / tweak the toolpathing.
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 04-16-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,047
Posted By Ed Hazel
Sounds like your main concern is tool-path...

Sounds like your main concern is tool-path calculation times?

I use a second computer to do all my design ect and then transfer to the win cnc control computer via a thumb drive.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-14-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,668
Posted By Ed Hazel
+1 I would be interested in tool path...

+1

I would be interested in tool path efficiency. I have many parts I cut and it seems I am always working on cutting them out in a more efficient manner.
Forum: The Water Cooler 04-09-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Ed Hazel
TAB then ENTER will repeat the last job. As...

TAB then ENTER will repeat the last job. As soon as you hit enter it will start.
Forum: materials and bits, collets, etc. 03-30-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By Ed Hazel
You can drill them with a 1/16 drill bit, and...

You can drill them with a 1/16 drill bit, and 1/16 collet. Need to experiment with RPM spindles have less power at lower RPMS probably a minimum recommended rpm for your spindle. 1/16 bits are...
Forum: The Water Cooler 03-22-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 641
Posted By Ed Hazel
Very interesting, would like to see a video of it...

Very interesting, would like to see a video of it in action, thanks
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Ed Hazel
I don't really do sheet goods so I cant give you...

I don't really do sheet goods so I cant give you a good answer on that.
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By Ed Hazel
What does your vacuum pull with the spoil-board...

What does your vacuum pull with the spoil-board uncovered? When I first got my hurricane hooked up I discovered my bleeder MDF was not a good choice. It was taking 6-7HG just to get through the...
Forum: The Water Cooler 02-27-2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By Ed Hazel
I use a gast 2567-v108 every day for cutting ...

I use a gast 2567-v108 every day for cutting solid wood pieces. Works very well.

What I have found is you need good flow I like to use the expansion PEX 1/2 for my tubing. You can use the ...
Forum: Stinger I (Table Top) 02-26-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By Ed Hazel
Did you measure your bit? 1. Most bits are...

Did you measure your bit?

1. Most bits are not exact.
2. Did you do a test cut to see what the bit is actually cutting? If it is cutting .46 you may need to adjust your tool-path.
Forum: Stinger Series CNC Routers 02-25-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,055
Posted By Ed Hazel
Some thoughts 1. I design everything from...

Some thoughts

1. I design everything from "home" I rarely ever set a temporary XY. Have not used the laser in a long time. I have a few grid lines on my spoil board for reference.

2. If I...
Forum: General Discussion 02-18-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Ed Hazel
Z Drops After Tool Change While traversing Table

Normally after a tool change, the Z goes to max Z and stays at max Z while it traverses the table and then lowers the Z down once the proper XY location is achieved.

Today I was running a new...
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Ed Hazel
Start by checking your belt tension. Is...

Start by checking your belt tension.

Is the "Top and Bottom" in the X or Y axis?
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