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Question: Does the VLXL feature an air jet for clearing carbon from the cut?

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The VLXL does not come standard with a 1600 CFM air blower, but we do have them available.

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  • What are the dimensions of the VLXL cabinet? With space saving lauded as a feature, a critical bit of information.

    The overall dimensions of the machine when mounted to a wall will be 119" from side to side and 25-1/2" inches out (from the wall to the longest part which is the bottom). Height of the machine (clearance) is about 76" maximum.

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    What are the dimensions of the VLXL cabinet? With space saving lauded as a feature, a critical bit of information.

  • from what I understand, The BlackTooth Laser comes with an open bottom with no bed, does one pull air through this opening for fume ventilation through the bed?

    On the blackTooth laser cutter and engraver, the ventilation is at the back and there is a slit at the bottom front so when the machine is placed on a surface, the air will move from the front of the machine and out the back through the ventilation. This will move the particles past the mirrors and tube output efficiently with a reduced likelihood of building up on these important surfaces.

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    from what I understand, The BlackTooth Laser comes with an open bottom with no bed, does one pull air through this opening for fume ventilation through the bed?

  • How deep is the bed? As in, how far can I get the head from the base? On the VLXL.

    The distance from the tip of the nozzle (about 1.5 inches from the lens) to the frame that provides structure to the machine and the part of the machine that will hold the spoilboard is 3.25 inches. If you put a spoilboard of say .75" thickness, then you would have 2.5 inches remaining (or 4 inches from the lens).

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    How deep is the bed? As in, how far can I get the head from the base? On the VLXL.

  • How do I keep the lead screw from moving back and forth?

    The lead screw needs to be stabilized axially. The lead screw should turn, but not move any other way. The method to keep the lead screw stable is to use two bearings with ID (inside diameter) that match the diameter of the lead screw. The bearings are positioned before and after a stable structural part. A collar is positioned at one side of the bearing assembly and another collar, or end of a coupling is positioned at the other side of the bearing assembly.

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    How many times do you need to turn the handle to move the lead screw 1 inch?

    Additional Information:
    For our 5 start 10 tpi, the lead nut will travel one inch with two turns of the lead screw.

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    How do I keep the lead screw from moving back and forth?

  • I am looking for the dimensions for drilling from the plans in the book

    Dealing with the dimensions of our scratch build kit, you can find the design and dimensions here (https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Documents/CNC%20Kit%201-1.pdf).
    You can go to the main CNC book page here (https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Book.aspx).

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    I am looking for the dimensions for drilling from the plans in the book

  • Does the blackTooth laser cutter can acrylic plastic?

    Exhausting the blackTooth laser cutter is a very important consideration and should be taken seriously, especially if you are cutting materials that give off toxic fumes when the material is burned. You will want a 4 inch hose to connect from the blackTooth to a blower, and another 4 inch hose to connect from the blower to the outside. The blower should be sufficient to provide completely negative pressure within the laser enclosure so there will be no escape of gasses.

    The connections at the machine, at the blower and at the location the hose exhausts outside should be thoroughly checked for leaks. Use a gasket, or silicone. Once complete, try cutting a non-toxic material that will give off an odor (wood, or non-toxic plastic) and try the system and determine if the smell is present.

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    Does the blackTooth laser cutter can acrylic plastic?

  • Can you offer any vouchers for the VLXL?

    We do not offer vouchers for our products or machines.

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    Can you offer any vouchers for the VLXL?

  • Does the Green lean CNC 4'X8' cut 3D?

    Yes, the greenLean can do the same type of machining as any other 3 axis CNC machine or CNC router. With 3D machining using a 3 axis CNC machine, 3D carvings can be done; however, no undercuts can be carved as the end mill (carving tool) is constantly perpendicular to the workpiece.

    A 4th axis headstock and tailstock can be added to the machine for more precise 3D carvings and the greenLean can have these 4th axis units mounted within the structural ribs.

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    Does the Green lean CNC 4'X8' cut 3D?

  • CNC hardware and Plans and the does not want to pay for Customs coming into his country.

    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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    CNC hardware and Plans and the does not want to pay for Customs coming into his country.

  • CNC hardware and Plans and the does not want to pay for Customs coming into his country.

    We recommend that you start by visiting the Motorola website (http://responsibility.motorola.com/index.php/consumers/wirelesscommhealth/). The site provides basic information and also give links to a number of other government and educational websites.

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    CNC hardware and Plans and the does not want to pay for Customs coming into his country.

  • CNC hardware and Plans and the does not want to pay for Customs coming into his country.

    We recommend that you start by visiting the Motorola website. The site provides basic information and also give links to a number of other government and educational websites.

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    CNC hardware and Plans and the does not want to pay for Customs coming into his country.

  • Does the VLXL kit come with absolutely everything you need to start up?

    The Vertical Laser XL Laser Cutter comes with everything but the hookup wires and heat shrink for wiring and the tools you will need to assemble the machine and wire the electronics. You will also need a blower/vacuum to evacuate gasses in the cavity of the machine, and a compressor to provide air assist at the nozzle. 4 conductor motor cable is supplied. Water and air tubing is supplied along with the structure, hardware, mechanical parts, electronics, and chiller.

    The wiring will require strippers for insulation removal at the tips and a soldering iron to solder motor wires to them motor cable. Screw drivers and hex wrenches will be needed.

    Assembling this kit is not for the faint of hearts and a ton of patience is necessary. It is a very entailed process that will take a bit of time to complete. If you have any reservations at all, please consider the assembled version.

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    Does the VLXL kit come with absolutely everything you need to start up?

  • how much is the planet-cnc key for the diy cnc? What does planet-cnc replace in standard cnc?

    The base price for planet cnc is 69 Euros, which translates to $85.85 dollars. Can be found here (http://www.planet-cnc.com/index.php?page=shop)

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    how much is the planet-cnc key for the diy cnc? What does planet-cnc replace in standard cnc?

  • what does the plans, hardware, electronics and mechanical option consists of for a CNC router?

    The plans/hardware/electronics/mechanical includes everything but the wood structural components that can be cut by the customer. This plans/hardware option includes all of the electronics, like motors, drivers, controller, and all of the cables and wires to connect all of the electronics together. The mechanical components include shafts, couplings, linear rails, bearing blocks, sprockets, lead screws, etc. The hardware consists of all of the screws nuts, insert nuts, cross dowels, etc, to assemble all of the structural, mechanical, and electronics together.

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    what does the plans, hardware, electronics and mechanical option consists of for a CNC router?

  • Does the blacktooth laser cutter have a 'trace' ability or 'air cut' where you can visually see the proposed cuts to be made..i.e. visible laser?

    The blackTooth does not come with a beam combiner that allows a visible laser to be combined with the CO2 laser.

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    Does the blacktooth laser cutter have a 'trace' ability or 'air cut' where you can visually see the proposed cuts to be made..i.e. visible laser?

  • What do you suggest for lubrication on the rails of the VLXL?

    The X-axis rails on the Vertical Laser XL are the round rails found here:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/mechanical-rails-linear-guide-rails-20mm

    And use these rail blocks:
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/mechanical-rails-linear-ball-bearing-block

    You want to use lubrication/grease for a couple of reasons.
    - The round rail, if subject to moisture, can rust over time. Most oil based lubrication will help prevent this from happening.
    - The bearings in the linear guide will be constantly in contact with the round rod of the linear guide. Grease with a NLGI grade 3 specification and one with a good adhesion property so the grease will remain on the surface of the guide for a longer period of time.

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    What do you suggest for lubrication on the rails of the VLXL?

  • What is the number of pole pairs and rotor inertia for NEMA 23 Stepping motor?

    You can find the wiring diagram, and technical specifications for the NEMA 23 motor, on it's product page, found here,

    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/Item/electronicsAndMotors-nema23-100ozin-newbiehack-motors-stepping_motors-100_ozin

    There is a datasheet below the product description. This image will expand to be easier visible once clicked on.

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    What is the number of pole pairs and rotor inertia for NEMA 23 Stepping motor?

  • The input terminals for limit, home or estop doesn't work. 11, 12 and 13 seem to trigger pin 11.

    The jumper needs to be set on the 3 pin header on the green breakout board. Put the jumper on the two pins closest to the chip.

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    The input terminals for limit, home or estop doesn't work. 11, 12 and 13 seem to trigger pin 11.

  • How long does it take to build the blackTooth Laser Cutter?

    The blackTooth Laser cutter and Engraver can be built in a weekend. Take a look at the build instructions and try to determine if you feel you have sufficient capability to put together the laser system.

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    How long does it take to build the blackTooth Laser Cutter?

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