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Question: Will the Spindle Z plate fit the Blackfoot v4.1?

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The long wood piece that attaches to the Z-axis may have different dimensions on the newer blackFoot version. Take a measurement of your current length of the long wooden piece and tell us what it is so we can compare them. customerservice@buildyourcnc.com

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  • BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE FOR SPINDLE

    The Black foot requires 38 feet of 1/4 Inside Diameter and 3/8 Outside Diameter silicon tube for the spindle.

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    BLACKFOOT SILICON TUBE FOR SPINDLE

  • Besides the blackfoot what else will I need to purchase.

    PC with parallel port and USB port
    20awg stranded wires for the motors - http://www.buildyourcnc.com/electronicscombo.aspx
    18awg stranded wires for power supply to drivers
    24awg stranded wires for breakout board to drivers
    (location and spacing of components varies from one person to another, so we do not provide cables/wires)
    - General purpose extension cord (cut the female end off) to provide power to power supply
    - USB cable to power breakout board
    - Parallel cable to communicate to breakout board
    - Router
    - (optional - instead of router) Spindle with power inverter http://www.buildyourcnc.com/SpindlesAndAccessories.aspx
    - (if purchasing spindle with inverter) General purpose extension cord (240v) (cut the female end off) to provide power to power inverter
    - End Mill(s) http://www.buildyourcnc.com/ProductsEndMills.aspx
    - CAD, and/or CAD-CAM software (to produce geometry, machine operations, and g-code) http://www.buildyourcnc.com/CNCsoftware.aspx
    - CNC control software (to read g-code and control machine) http://www.buildyourcnc.com/CNCsoftware.aspx
    - If the machine does not have the table included, then a table will need to be built. The rails, chain and chain mounts are included that are used on this table.

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    Besides the blackfoot what else will I need to purchase.

  • What size water tubing fits on the spindle?

    The spindle water inlet and outlet fittings are 1/4 Inside Diameter and 3/8 Outside Diameter.

    You can find the silicone tubes here:
    https://buildyourcnc.com/item/pneumatic-hydraulic-silicone-tubing

    This fitting will connect to the pump (1/2" male to 1/4" female):
    https://buildyourcnc.com/item/pneumatic-hydraulic-Tube-Fitting-Female-to-Male

    And this fitting will provide a reduced barbed size (1/4") for the tube:
    https://buildyourcnc.com/item/pneumatic-hydraulic-Tube-Fitting-Barbed-to-Male

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    What size water tubing fits on the spindle?

  • I need a customised blackfoot without spindle but mount for vacuum pump pick and place.What software do I need and what's the quote

    We currently do not have that application implemented in our design. please suggest this in our R/D section (http://buildyourcnc.com/ResDev.aspx).

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    I need a customised blackfoot without spindle but mount for vacuum pump pick and place.What software do I need and what's the quote

  • Can the 4x8 blackfoot be outfitted with some type of reference pins?

    Our CNC Routers can be outfitted with other devices and configured in so many ways. However, I'm not familiar with reference pins. Are you referring to input for feedback?

    Customer response:
    Looking to add something like this:

    https://youtu.be/J7kcXfn0HKk

    Does the Blackfoot have a preset x and y home point so pop up pins will be accurate?

    Buildyourcnc response:
    Oh yeah. You can easily add those types of pins to any of out machines. You can even use pins for registration as well so you can machine two sides of your work-piece so the design matches.

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    Can the 4x8 blackfoot be outfitted with some type of reference pins?

  • When will you have the 4kw spindle package back in stock?

    We are depreciating the 4 kW spindle. The size of this spindle is very large and heavy and our supplier is not carrying them anymore. The 2.2 kW spindle is such a good spindle for power and size that the 4 kW spindle is overkill for most of how we use machine, and for the general market that we are in at the moment.

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    When will you have the 4kw spindle package back in stock?

  • What is the z-axis max drop on the blackfoot?

    The Z-axis max drop with a table is 6", if you have a adjustable midsection or a hollow table, then your maximum is 6" - 3/4".

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    What is the z-axis max drop on the blackfoot?

  • If I purchase the blackFoot and the Plug and Play system will it come with 2 sets of electronics?

    Try slowing your feedrate down and increasing spindle RPMs. End-mills will leave a poor finish if you go too fast. Make sure your cutting depth isn't too much. Maybe the endmill or cutter is blunt? Could it be the feed direction of the cutter? Some materials need to be fed in a certain direction.

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    If I purchase the blackFoot and the Plug and Play system will it come with 2 sets of electronics?

  • Is there an option for 4th axis on blackfoot?

    You can add a head stock and tail stock on the blackFoot by designing the table in a way the head and tail stock is positioned at the correct level so the end mill will be at the correct position. The correct position will depend on the end mills that you will be using. The end mill should be centered to the center of the head stock jaw near the lowest z-axis position.

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    Is there an option for 4th axis on blackfoot?

  • What is the benefit to using a spindle over a standard router?

    This solution will refer to the water cooled spindles that we sell. Generally, routers are air cooled which push air downwards through the router to cool the router motor. This has an undesirable effect for CNC machines that will blow the dust and chips into the air. The water cooled spindle will not blow since it uses water to cool the spindle motor. This allows the chips and dust to be confined within the dust shoe and get removed by the vacuum. Additionally, standard routers have a sound level that far exceeds that of the spindle.

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    What is the benefit to using a spindle over a standard router?

  • HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?

    The motor cables for the blackToe are as follows:

    Total 30 feet

    X - 9
    Y - 10
    Z - 11

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    HOW MUCH MOTOR CABLE FOR THE BLACKFOOT?

  • WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME FOR BLACKFOOT

    You can expect a one week lead time for our machines.

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    WHAT IS THE LEAD TIME FOR BLACKFOOT

  • What's the size and weight of the Blackfoot shipping box or boxes ?

    When the items are placed in the shopping cart (clicking Add to Cart, or clicking on the check boxes for the base product and options on the machine page), there will be a small description of the packing dimensions and weight just under the description of the item.

    To see these dimensions and weights, just go to "Your Cart" link located at the top left corner of the webpage, the weights and dimensions for each item (i.e. blackFoot CNC Machine, or whatever else you may have in your cart) will be shown just below each item description.

    Keep in mind that the shipping prices shown are negotiated rates and not the higher retail rates.

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    What's the size and weight of the Blackfoot shipping box or boxes ?

  • Is there a BlackFoot laser cutter upgrade available?

    Currently the laser attachment is only available for the greenBull machine due to size constraints on the gantry.

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    Is there a BlackFoot laser cutter upgrade available?

  • Are plans available for the blackfoot cnc router table

    The available options for the blackFoot, is only structural components with hardware, and structure components/hardware with electronic components.
    However we currently do not have any plans available for public use/distribution.

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    Are plans available for the blackfoot cnc router table

  • CABLE LENGTHS FOR THE BLACKFOOT

    The blackfoot requires a total of 50 feet of cable.

    The X axis needs 15 feet
    The Y axis needs 17 feet
    and the Z-axis needs 18 feet

    These are 20 gauge 4 conductor cable.

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    CABLE LENGTHS FOR THE BLACKFOOT

  • WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

    The greenBull can range is routing width sizes of 5 feet and 6 feet. The blackFoot has a 4 foot routing width.

    Previous Solution:
    The greenBull machine has a sturdier gantry than the blackFoot, so you can be more agressive with the cutting feedrate (cutting speed). The blackFoot is also a good machine, but it all comes down to the speed at which you want to produce the fabrication

    The spindle is also highly recommended for it's quietness and easier cleanup (no fan blowing the dust in the air)

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    WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

  • SHOULD I SELECT THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE?

    The greenBull can range is routing width sizes of 5 feet and 6 feet. The blackFoot has a 4 foot routing width.

    Previous Solution:
    The greenBull machine has a sturdier gantry than the blackFoot, so you can be more agressive with the cutting feedrate (cutting speed). The blackFoot is also a good machine, but it all comes down to the speed at which you want to produce the fabrication

    The spindle is also highly recommended for it's quietness and easier cleanup (no fan blowing the dust in the air)

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    SHOULD I SELECT THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT CNC MACHINE?

  • WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

    The greenBull can range is routing width sizes of 5 feet and 6 feet. The blackFoot has a 4 foot routing width.

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    WHICH MACHINE SHOULD I BUY, THE GREENBULL OR BLACKFOOT?

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