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Question: I want to order 8 Hiwin Blocks. Is there a cheaper shipping option? $70 is too much for something that weighs less than 5 lbs. I live in the continental US.

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Prices on amazon are fixed costs for shipping. The website generally reports high costs for international shipments but we can give you a better quote if you care to email sales@buildyourcnc.com

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  • I want to order 8 HIWIN Linear Guide Blocks. Is there a cheaper shipping option? $70 is too much for something that weighs less than 5 lbs. I live in the continental US

    Prices on amazon are fixed costs for shipping. The website generally reports high costs for international shipments but we can give you a better quote if you care to email sales@buildyourcnc.com

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    I want to order 8 HIWIN Linear Guide Blocks. Is there a cheaper shipping option? $70 is too much for something that weighs less than 5 lbs. I live in the continental US

  • Shipping cost for CNC kits to Europe using Amazon is 75% cheaper, but do these kits automatically come with 220v inverters instead of 110v ?

    Prices on amazon are fixed costs for shipping. The website generally reports high costs for international shipments but we can give you a better quote if you care to email sales@buildyourcnc.com

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    Shipping cost for CNC kits to Europe using Amazon is 75% cheaper, but do these kits automatically come with 220v inverters instead of 110v ?

  • I ordered a Blacktooth Laser, but received no response that processing of the order has started? Will I be notified of shipping as soon as the weeks lead time is complete?

    Once we create the tracking information for an order, and it is entered into our system, you get emailed to the email address on file, with the tracking information. Sometimes these emails end up in the spam folder of your email, so please check there as well. You can also call, or email, us and we will let you know the status of your order.

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    I ordered a Blacktooth Laser, but received no response that processing of the order has started? Will I be notified of shipping as soon as the weeks lead time is complete?

  • what options can you offered to international customers to assist in them building one of your machines? International shipping of a kit would be too expensive.

    We are able to ship internationally but unfortunately we cannot control the shipping costs incurred for international customers. However, if you are associated with educational programs or Makerspaces and/or Fab Labs we do offer certain discounts in some cases. Please send an email to customer service for more information on receiving a quote.

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    what options can you offered to international customers to assist in them building one of your machines? International shipping of a kit would be too expensive.

  • I placed an order for a 4th axis with tailstock on Wednesday and was just wanting to check on the shipment status. I'm needing the item early next week and need to confirm that it will arrive in time. Thank you.

    To determine the status of your order, simply log in and click on the "[My Account]" link at the top of the page. If you purchased as a guest, you will need to call the office to determine the status and get the tracking number for your order.

    The office phone number can be found by clicking "Need Help?" is located at the top right of all buildyourcnc.com web pages.

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    I placed an order for a 4th axis with tailstock on Wednesday and was just wanting to check on the shipment status. I'm needing the item early next week and need to confirm that it will arrive in time. Thank you.

  • With UPS standard shipping to Canada, will there be extra fees upon delivery? (on a potential +$2000 order)

    For shipment arriving via UPS STANDARD® or VIA OTHER COURIERS/TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES - For this example = $1,600.01 to $2,500.00 Value for Duty would be
    = $103.90 Each additional $1,000 thereafter would be + $7.50. For shipments arriving via UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS PLUS, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS FREIGHT, UPS WORLDWIDE EXPRESS SAVER, AND UPS WORLDWIDE EXPEDITED SERVICES it is FREE!

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    With UPS standard shipping to Canada, will there be extra fees upon delivery? (on a potential +$2000 order)

  • I ordered the GreenBull 5' x 10' kit. The first video for assembly shows that I should have 5 large boards that attach to the table, but I don't have those boards. Is that something I need to build or were they not shipped?

    We apologize for the confusion, however in the very first video that is regarding the assembly, is of the torsion box. We do not included that in any greenBull kit, as we use too sell it individually! However due to high consumption of materials and high cost(both in shipping and for the kit itself) we have removed it from our inventory and no longer sell it.

    This video can be skipped, however if you plan on making a DIY torsion box, this video will be helpful in your build!

    The torsion box is not needed, as the frame itself will be more than sufficient in keeping the machine from flexing or vibrating.

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    I ordered the GreenBull 5' x 10' kit. The first video for assembly shows that I should have 5 large boards that attach to the table, but I don't have those boards. Is that something I need to build or were they not shipped?

  • I ordered a 2.2 kw 220 v Huanyang spindl eand I live in central Connecticut, how long will the free shipping option take?

    The shipping is typically 2 to 3 business days from the order as we provide a free configuration and testing on video for the VFD and spindle pair. After the test is complete, the VFD and spindle is shipped.

    Here is an example of a VFD and spindle test I do for customers:
    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CFrLF2_Dn5c/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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    I ordered a 2.2 kw 220 v Huanyang spindl eand I live in central Connecticut, how long will the free shipping option take?

  • just placed an order for 2 nema 34 and 1 24 stepper motors i meant to have be 1, 34 and 2, 24 stepper motors. I need to change that before shipping
  • hi is there a cheaper way for shipping to uk

    There may be a possibility. Can you email me at customerservice@buildyourcnc.com with your shipping address and what you would like to purchase.

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    hi is there a cheaper way for shipping to uk

  • i want to install 6 limit switchs and i want to have them on there own pin, i take it that 2 limits each axis gets its own pin and each axis is wired togeather? thanks

    You can wire many limit switches on only one pin. You will need to use the NC (Normally Closed) configuration. By using NC, it is like wiring a single wire from the single pin back to ground and when the limit switch is engaged, it breaks the link (like cutting the wire). If you have, say 6 limit switches, then if any one of the switches is engaged, the connection is broken.

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    i want to install 6 limit switchs and i want to have them on there own pin, i take it that 2 limits each axis gets its own pin and each axis is wired togeather? thanks

  • I JUST RECEIVED A REPLACEMENT SPINDLE (2.2KW 220V). HOWEVER, WHEN ATTEMPTED IT USE THE NEW SPINDLE, WOULD ONLY REACH 1500 RPM. IS THERE SOMETHING NEED TO CHANGE ON CONTROLLER?

    VFD settings........
    1) To program the VFD, wire it up, plug it in. It takes several seconds to come to life.

    2) Push the PRGM button to enter programing mode.

    3 )Push the SET button. The display will read PD000.

    4) If you push the SET button again, it will display the present setting of PD000.

    5 )By pushing the up or down arrows, you can change the setting to whatever it needs to be. (This is just an example. PD000 needs no changes)

    6)Push the SET button again to lock in the setting of PD000 and advance to the next number, in this case, PD001.

    7) Push the SET button and it will display the present setting of PD001. Again, use the up and down arrows as necessary to set PD001, then push SET again to lock it in.

    Note: You can also scroll through the PD numbers with the up and down arrows.

    8) make all settings this way.

    9) by pushing the SET button you can scroll through the settings. First push of SET moves to the next number, second push displays it's setting, third push moves to the next PD number.

    Note- If you take too long, it will leave the programing mode on it's own. If it does, just push PRGM again to return to programing mode. Then press SET and continue what you were doing.

    10) Start with PD013. Set it to 1, which returns the settings to the factory settings.

    11) Then set PD005 to 400, PD004 to 400, and PD003 to 400 IN THAT ORDER.

    12) Then set the following: PD041=8, PD144=3000

    13) Set PD209=50

    That's it for the programing. You should get 24000RPM when you push RUN.

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    I JUST RECEIVED A REPLACEMENT SPINDLE (2.2KW 220V). HOWEVER, WHEN ATTEMPTED IT USE THE NEW SPINDLE, WOULD ONLY REACH 1500 RPM. IS THERE SOMETHING NEED TO CHANGE ON CONTROLLER?

  • I have your USB controller sitting here and want to control it with something other than PlanetCNC control software?

    The USB controller will only work with the Planet-CNC software. This software is well made and will provide great functionality. The planet-cnc software delivers instructions to the microcontroller on the board and the microcontroller will send out the pulse trains needed to move the machine correctly.

    There are two main alternatives if you want to use the mach3 software:
    First, get a parallel port card and add it to your computer and get a parallel breakout board. If you have a laptop/notebook computer, this will not be possible.
    Second, if you have a laptop, or really want to use the USB as the main interface for controlling the machine, you will need to get the smoothstepper board which works with mach3. The price combination is much higher than the USB controller with planet-cnc, but will work with Mach3.

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    The planet cnc controller can be prone to electrical interference and has been known to cause such problems. In the first instance try to use a quality double sheilded USB cable, hopefully this will fix your problem. Alternatively you may need to sheild your limit switch, estop and or motor cabling. My pick is that a quality USB cable will fix it though, worked for me.

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    I have your USB controller sitting here and want to control it with something other than PlanetCNC control software?

  • BlackToe g-code or rather the DXF-file(s), but I can't find that option on the site anymore. Also, is it possible to convert all measurements to mm instead of inches? (Since I live in Sweden). Thank you!

    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.

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

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    BlackToe g-code or rather the DXF-file(s), but I can't find that option on the site anymore. Also, is it possible to convert all measurements to mm instead of inches? (Since I live in Sweden). Thank you!

  • good day I have my list of products in the cart, and before making the purchase need to ask 1. I need to know if I can pay by bank card HSBC Visa 2. If I pay today, As approximate time come to Mexico City? 3. Ordered the shipping information online, and I chose standard UPS. There may be changes in the amount? Thank you

    We accept many forms of payment, but online, we accept major credit cards (Discover, Visa, MasterCard and American Express) in addition to checking out with Paypal. Depending on what is ordered, a machine vs. a la cart parts, will arrive at your destination according to the shipping method chosen. A machine may take an extra week to be delivered.

    Once paid, there are no changes in the amount for the purchase.

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    good day I have my list of products in the cart, and before making the purchase need to ask 1. I need to know if I can pay by bank card HSBC Visa 2. If I pay today, As approximate time come to Mexico City? 3. Ordered the shipping information online, and I chose standard UPS. There may be changes in the amount? Thank you

  • Hi! I am interested in the blacktooth Kit. I live in UK. Is there any possibility of decrease the price of the shipment or do you know maybe an UK based kit provider? Thanks.

    At this time we are in the process of developing a UK distributor. Stay tuned for details.

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    Hi! I am interested in the blacktooth Kit. I live in UK. Is there any possibility of decrease the price of the shipment or do you know maybe an UK based kit provider? Thanks.

  • There are no instructions on how to assemble the laser control unit housing that came with my 40w blacktooth laser kit. How can I get instructions for how to assemble the control interface housing? Every configuration I try blocks the wire connection ports.

    What laser controller model number do you have?

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    Hey - the model number on the laser controller is
    AWC708C
    S/N:708014243

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    Thanks for the model number. I am going to fabricate the parts and put it together myself to see the issue. We made this modification to the blackTooth laser cutter to better house the new laser controller that we wanted to add to the laser, but that may have been for the AWC608. If there is an issue with my assembly, we will create a new part that will correct the issue and send it to you.

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    Thank you for the update!

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    Have you had a chance to duplicate the issue yet?

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    There are no instructions on how to assemble the laser control unit housing that came with my 40w blacktooth laser kit. How can I get instructions for how to assemble the control interface housing? Every configuration I try blocks the wire connection ports.

  • Shop says it costs over 2000USD to ship BlackFoot to Europe, is there a cheaper option?

    Shipping rates on the website may not reflect every available option for international shipments. Please email customerservice@buildyourcnc.com to inquire about alternatives.

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    Shop says it costs over 2000USD to ship BlackFoot to Europe, is there a cheaper option?

  • I just received a replacement spindle (2.2kW 220v). However, when I attempted it use the new spindle, it would only reach 1500 rpm. Is there something I need to change on the spindle controller?

    VFD settings........
    1) To program the VFD, wire it up, plug it in. It takes several seconds to come to life.

    2) Push the PRGM button to enter programing mode.

    3 )Push the SET button. The display will read PD000.

    4) If you push the SET button again, it will display the present setting of PD000.

    5 )By pushing the up or down arrows, you can change the setting to whatever it needs to be. (This is just an example. PD000 needs no changes)

    6)Push the SET button again to lock in the setting of PD000 and advance to the next number, in this case, PD001.

    7) Push the SET button and it will display the present setting of PD001. Again, use the up and down arrows as necessary to set PD001, then push SET again to lock it in.

    Note: You can also scroll through the PD numbers with the up and down arrows.

    8) make all settings this way.

    9) by pushing the SET button you can scroll through the settings. First push of SET moves to the next number, second push displays it's setting, third push moves to the next PD number.

    Note- If you take too long, it will leave the programing mode on it's own. If it does, just push PRGM again to return to programing mode. Then press SET and continue what you were doing.

    10) Start with PD013. Set it to 1, which returns the settings to the factory settings.

    11) Then set PD005 to 400, PD004 to 400, and PD003 to 400 IN THAT ORDER.

    12) Then set the following: PD041=8, PD144=3000

    13) Set PD209=50

    That's it for the programing. You should get 24000RPM when you push RUN.

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    I just received a replacement spindle (2.2kW 220v). However, when I attempted it use the new spindle, it would only reach 1500 rpm. Is there something I need to change on the spindle controller?