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Question #: 13766

Question: Is it possible to cut HIWIN rail to length with a hacksaw?

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t's actually pretty difficult to cut the HIWIN rail with a hacksaw since the rail is hardened. We use a cut off saw with an abrasive blade.

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  • how do I order multiple lengths of HIWIN guide rail with blocks?

    Select the desired rail here:
    https://buildyourcnc.com/Item/mechanical-rails-HIWIN-Linear

    On the product page, enter the total "cut to order" length (in inches). Then call us to specify the cut lengths. Remember that our maximum length is 2000mm or 78.74 inches.

    Our phone number is located at the top right of each web page by hovering over the "Need Help?".

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    how do I order multiple lengths of HIWIN guide rail with blocks?

  • Is it possible to add proximity sensors with your USB Controller Board

    Yes, proximity sensors work similarly to limit switches. There are three connections that connect to the signal (input terminal) and two power connections that is connected to the 24V power supply that supplies the Mach3 USB controller. I have only tested NPN proximity switches with that controller in NO (normally open mode).

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    Is it possible to add proximity sensors with your USB Controller Board

  • Would it be possible and without excessive effort, to build an automatic conveyor fed cuttoff saw?

    Sure, this is entirely possible with the appropriate motors, mechanics, and safety features, but the machine would not be without quite a bit of design effort. This will, of course, depend on what type of cut off saw desired, design for the feeding mechanism, the jigs and supports necessary for the object being cut, and the size and material of the object being cut. There are way too many variables to specify on this limited questions and answer forum, but with some research, anything is possible.

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    Would it be possible and without excessive effort, to build an automatic conveyor fed cuttoff saw?

  • Your book states to cut lead screws to length, are they soft enough to use a hacksaw?

    Yes, you can use a hack saw as these lead screws are not hardened.

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    Your book states to cut lead screws to length, are they soft enough to use a hacksaw?

  • I would like to order a laser cutter from Greece. Is it possible to send the kit?

    You can determine if the country is serviceable by:
    - selecting the items you want to purchase on the website
    - go to the cart (shopping cart top left of any webpage)
    - log in, or register
    - Enter the address and click on calculate shipping.

    The webpage will return the direct rates and whether your area is serviced or not. Feel free to enter any address as long as you are able to receive the package from that address.

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    I would like to order a laser cutter from Greece. Is it possible to send the kit?

  • Hi, is it possible to buy only plans. I live in Europe and it gets quite pricy with shipping costs.

    Plans are not sold at this time. If you are interested in getting a machine in Europe we have some options for you. Please email sales@buildyourcnc.com for more details.

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    Hi, is it possible to buy only plans. I live in Europe and it gets quite pricy with shipping costs.

  • Hi i'm looking to upgrade my rail system along my X-axis which is 10 ft. Im wondering what it takes or if it is even possible to join two HIWIN guidways together to make up the 10' run.

    Yes, we do that with our machines. You can use the rail blocks to serve as the alignment mechanism. If you have a slight misalignment, the block will not pass that joint. Make sure you use the same rail from the same supplier.

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    Hi i'm looking to upgrade my rail system along my X-axis which is 10 ft. Im wondering what it takes or if it is even possible to join two HIWIN guidways together to make up the 10' run.

  • Do you sell the HIWIN rail sections without guide blocks?

    Yes, we sell rails with HIWIN specification. Our HIWIn spec rails are interchangeable with HIWIN brand rails.

    Here is the link for our per inch product page.
    https://www.buildyourcnc.com/item/mechanical-rails-HIWIN-Linear-20mm-Guide-Rail

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    Do you sell the HIWIN rail sections without guide blocks?

  • possible to order kit without engraver or laser? just need a solid stylus.

    It is possible to customize some orders if you contact customer service beforehand. In this particular case, we are not sure what you mean when you refer to a "laser stylus". Please contact our customer service by e-mail in order to provide us with all relevant information.

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    possible to order kit without engraver or laser? just need a solid stylus.

  • I wonder if it is possible to do 3d engraving with the 40w laser kit? different depths is the same piece of wood.

    You can cut at varying depths with the 40w laser cutting and engraving machine. Each layer of engraving with the laser will leave behind a black charred film that will reduce the effectiveness of the engraving for deeper layers; therefore, a very strong air assist will be needed to blow this film off of the surface of the material.

    CNC machines are more successful and efficient at carving and should be considered.

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    I wonder if it is possible to do 3d engraving with the 40w laser kit? different depths is the same piece of wood.

  • Is it possible to buy the plans for the 4'x8' machine?

    The files and hardware option for our machines has been removed from the site due to the following reasons:
    Difficulty for the end use of the files and the challenges (and time/money) on our side to assist in using these files.
    The abuse of these files over the internet.
    Ultimately may reduce the sales of machines keeping us in business.
    Sadly, this is what has come out of our company attempting to be open; however, the machines sold on this site is still far lower in price than the competition for the quality that we provide as we have a great desire to engender the cottage industry to fulfill their need for low end manufacturing. My sincere apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

    Additional Information:
    NO, is not possible, I can help with the shipping cost

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    Is it possible to buy the plans for the 4'x8' machine?

  • IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE NEW EXTRUDER WHITEANT?

    Mounting the extruder to the whiteAnt can be done a couple of ways. One is to take the 4 mounting holes located at the lower portion of the z-axis rail support and use long screws protruding out. Take a thinner material and drill the four holes matching the locations of the 4 screws and screw on nuts to hold it in place. The other option would be to use the metal bracket and fasten to the edge of the rail support.

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    IS IT POSSIBLE TO MOUNT THE NEW EXTRUDER WHITEANT?

  • I am interested in your laser cutter package. Can you create a machine with custom length requirements? ie. 36" length

    For the blackTooth laser cutter and engraver, it is not possible to lengthen within its existing enclosure dimensions. The cable management is a bit tight. Call us to discuss.

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    I am interested in your laser cutter package. Can you create a machine with custom length requirements? ie. 36" length

  • Is it possible to get only the plans for the woodpieces for greenbull cnc

    The files and hardware option for our machines has been removed from the site due to the following reasons:
    Difficulty for the end use of the files and the challenges (and time/money) on our side to assist in using these files.
    The abuse of these files over the internet.
    Ultimately may reduce the sales of machines keeping us in business.
    Sadly, this is what has come out of our company attempting to be open; however, the machines sold on this site is still far lower in price than the competition for the quality that we provide as we have a great desire to engender the cottage industry to fulfill their need for low end manufacturing. My sincere apologies if this causes any inconvenience.

    Additional Information:
    NO, is not possible, I can help with the shipping cost

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    Is it possible to get only the plans for the woodpieces for greenbull cnc

  • the top bearing of my spindle is very noisy, is it possible to change it?

    If your spindle's bearings are causing abnormal vibrations, please call us so we can find a solution or provide an exchange.

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    the top bearing of my spindle is very noisy, is it possible to change it?

  • Is it possible to order just the gantry assembly for the black toe machine?

    Yes, You can order, only you need supply the information of the machine.

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    Is it possible to order just the gantry assembly for the black toe machine?

  • I have a Black Toe CNC with your optional table, and wish to extend the x-axis to 6' of cutting length. Is is as easy as ordering another section of table, longer x-axis chain, and longer x-axis rails? If so, would you sell these items?

    The limitation of our machines lies with the width of our gantry, so extending the blackToe to 2' x 6' will not be a problem. Adding the required aluminum rails and chain is the essentials that we sell on our website(http://www.buildyourcnc.com/CNCMachineMechanicalParts.aspx). The table extension is something we do not offer. Please contact (customerservice@buildyourcnc.com) for custom requests.

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    I have a Black Toe CNC with your optional table, and wish to extend the x-axis to 6' of cutting length. Is is as easy as ordering another section of table, longer x-axis chain, and longer x-axis rails? If so, would you sell these items?

  • About your HIWIN rails. What Carriage block does the 78" rails come with, 2 flange or 2 with no flange?

    The HIWIN rails come with the same flange blocks that are sold individually.

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    About your HIWIN rails. What Carriage block does the 78" rails come with, 2 flange or 2 with no flange?

  • What size and length of cable carrier suits the BlackTooth laser cutter?

    The space within the blackTooth laser cutter is so tight that a cable carrier will not fit.

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    What size and length of cable carrier suits the BlackTooth laser cutter?

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