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Old 10-17-2020, 10:59 AM
Laserman Laserman is offline
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Default spindle size for hobbyist

I'm looking at the 1.7 KW spindle for the stinger II. Speed it not a concern. Is there any reason to go bigger for Hobby use?
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Old 10-17-2020, 11:19 AM
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What are you planning on cutting most of the time? Hardwoods, plywood, detailed signs, etc?
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:06 PM
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I am a retired hobbyist and don't push the feed/speed limits. The 1.7kw spindle has plenty of power and has been bullet proof for me.
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Old 10-17-2020, 01:43 PM
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I've been quite happy with the 1.7kw spindle on my Stinger II SR-44. And a 30amp 4 wire circuit is less costly to install than a 40amp 4 wire circuit if you move up a step to the 3kw spindle. If I were cutting hard and/or heavy or constantly deep things, the added power might be helpful, but for what I generally do...no issues.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:10 PM
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Ply wood will be the most common material for me to cut. Speed means nothing to me 50 IPM will be stupid fast for me.

I know from using a hand router you do not want to go to slow or the wood begins to burn.

The 30AMP circuit is a big selling point to me. I normally Laser cut veneer at 175 IPM and have no need to speed that up working 8 hours a day.

Thanks for the info everyone..

For the hobbyist speed if not a huge factor but capability to cut different materials is.
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:50 PM
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From what you described, the 1.7 kW Spindle will be great for the plywood.
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Old 10-17-2020, 05:22 PM
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You'll be able to greatly exceed 50 ipm on a Stinger II with the 1.7KW spindle...
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Old 10-18-2020, 12:03 PM
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Ply wood will be the most common material for me to cut. Speed means nothing to me 50 IPM will be stupid fast for me.
The 1.7kW should do you just fine. But remember, just because you may want to go 50ipm doesn't mean you should go that slow depending on what you're cutting. 180-200ipm may be where your sweet spot is in some of the materials you cut. OR faster, or a bit slower.
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