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Question #: 3553

Question: Does the MDF have to be 3/4" or can you use Thinner sheets?

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It's best to use 3/4" sheet for the scratch build machines on this site. There needs to be room on the edge of the sheet for an intersecting hole to meet the hole for the cross dowel.

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  • Do you have the data sheets for the motors so that I can use the dimensions in my model?

    You can find the datasheets to our motors be going to the the stepping motor category page https://www.buildyourcnc.com/category/nema and selecting the motor. This will bring you to the product page for the motor and all of the motor information will be found there.

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    Do you have the data sheets for the motors so that I can use the dimensions in my model?

  • Do you have a model of the Fabricator pro that can be inclined line the lean?

    Yes, you can use Mach4 wtih the Fabricator Pro CNC machine.

    We have not designed a metal machine like the Fabricator Pro to lean more in the vertical orientation. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten any requests for that style of machine, and the greenLean, although a great machine and space saver, has not been our best seller.

    If we get more interest in this type of machine, we would have no problem designing a machine like this.

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    Do you have a model of the Fabricator pro that can be inclined line the lean?

  • 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?

  • MDF is slightly larger then 4'. Can the Blackfoot handel sheets of MDF (3/4" x 49" x 97")?

    The sheets of MDF (3/4" x 49" x 97") will fit in the blackFoot since the cutting surface is 4x8, but the machine itself is a bit larger. However if you were trying to cut the entire sheet(edge to edge), the gantry might not be able to reach the extra 1".

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    MDF is slightly larger then 4'. Can the Blackfoot handel sheets of MDF (3/4" x 49" x 97")?

  • do you have any retail store or warehouse in Canada?

    We do not have any connections with international retailers at this time.

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    do you have any retail store or warehouse in Canada?

  • Do you have a laser kit that can be fitted onto another brand CNC router?

    We don't have a laser kit to retrofit another CNC router other than ours, but we can create one. Some things that may help:

    - You are located close to use so we can work closely with you to implement to retrofit,
    - or you can provide very detailed drawings or measurements so we can use them to create the necessary parts for the kit.

    Other things that you need to understand:

    - A laser has a number of parts that will bulk up the head of the CNC router causing a bit more inertia which may require lowering the acceleration for smooth ramping up and down of the velocity

    - The bulk of the parts required for the laser may restrict the travel of the x and/or y axes.

    - The nozzle of the laser will be offset from the end mill of the spindle.

    Can you tell me the brand of the CNC router that you would like to stick a laser on? (you can answer by submitting additional information.

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    Do you have a laser kit that can be fitted onto another brand CNC router?

  • Do you have data sheets available for the Adjustable Rotary Limit Switch and E-Stop (Emergency Stop) Button - 120v-10A/240v-6A?

    If the products have documents available, they are generally found on the product page itself, somewhere in the description or under the instructions.

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    Do you have data sheets available for the Adjustable Rotary Limit Switch and E-Stop (Emergency Stop) Button - 120v-10A/240v-6A?

  • I would like to design my own CNC router around one of your electronics bundles, either the 3 Axis - Heavy Gantry or 3 Axis - All Large Motors. Do you have the data sheets for the motors so that I can use the dimensions in my model?

    You can find the datasheets to our motors be going to the the stepping motor category page https://www.buildyourcnc.com/category/nema and selecting the motor. This will bring you to the product page for the motor and all of the motor information will be found there.

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    I would like to design my own CNC router around one of your electronics bundles, either the 3 Axis - Heavy Gantry or 3 Axis - All Large Motors. Do you have the data sheets for the motors so that I can use the dimensions in my model?

  • Does the 2.2 kilowatt spindle have an internal thermal cutout if it overheats because of failed pump?

    The spindle does not provide feedback of temperature to the VFD (Variable Frequency Drive). The connection to the spindle is solely to drive the coils in the spindle. The VFD has many features, but is mainly to control the spindle at various frequencies and to be controlled by software.

    It is important to always monitor the pump's working condition so the spindle has sufficient cooling.

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    Does the 2.2 kilowatt spindle have an internal thermal cutout if it overheats because of failed pump?

  • Do you have customers/builders in the Netherlands who I can ask for help or assistance?

    I would recommend creating a post in our forums page (buildyourtools.com), and ask any specific questions there! Since there might be someone willing to help you locally!

    Since we cannot disclose any customers contact information, without there permission! Going through the forums will be the best idea to be able to find someone locally, with one of our machines!

    Also you can contact us directly at customerservice@buildyourcnc.com

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    Do you have customers/builders in the Netherlands who I can ask for help or assistance?

  • Do you have a model of the Fabricator pro that can be inclined line the lean? I have seen a few other machines on the market like this. Can we use Mach4 with the fabricator pro

    Yes, you can use Mach4 wtih the Fabricator Pro CNC machine.

    We have not designed a metal machine like the Fabricator Pro to lean more in the vertical orientation. Unfortunately, we haven't gotten any requests for that style of machine, and the greenLean, although a great machine and space saver, has not been our best seller.

    If we get more interest in this type of machine, we would have no problem designing a machine like this.

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    Do you have a model of the Fabricator pro that can be inclined line the lean? I have seen a few other machines on the market like this. Can we use Mach4 with the fabricator pro

  • For cutting with the BlackTooth, what is the best type of clear plastic/acrylic to use, and can you recommend a source?

    The blackTooth will cut acrylic very easily. The type of acrylic (cast or extruded) is not important since the acrylic itself has 100% absorption with CO2 lasers. Any plastic retailer, even the home improvements stores will have sheets of acrylic.

    Avoid using plastics that will off-gas toxic and corrosive fumes. One example is PVC which is Polyvinyl Chloride. The burning of that material will exhaust chloride into the air and combine with the hydrogen in the air causing a chemical reaction yielding hydrochloric acid which is corrosive and highly toxic to humans.

    Always read the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for any material that you intend to burn with the CO2 laser.

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    For cutting with the BlackTooth, what is the best type of clear plastic/acrylic to use, and can you recommend a source?

  • Can any of your CNC kits be adapted to work with a manual wood lathe?

    It's best to design a machine specifically for a lathe rather than adapting an existing machine kit to an existing lathe. If you are interested in us designing a machine like this, let us know.

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    Can any of your CNC kits be adapted to work with a manual wood lathe?

  • Can you preset an origin point on this cnc? How long does it take to jog over? (If I have the case that I using the same thickness of maple wood, and same jig everytime)?

    Yes, you can preset an origin by zeroing the machine at the desired location before beginning your work. You can return to that exact point at any time, or you can specify an offset from that point to be the beginning point for the next machine operation (for instance when cutting several parts from one sheet of wood.) Jogging time varies by machine and application but would generally be a rapid move -- our default rapid setting is 400 inches per minute.

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    Can you preset an origin point on this cnc? How long does it take to jog over? (If I have the case that I using the same thickness of maple wood, and same jig everytime)?

  • I have the AVR programmer USBasp. Should I download and use the sparkfun driver as your tutorial states?

    I created videos that explain how to setup and install the USBasp here:

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    Do not use the video that show the setup of the USBTiny.

    Also, use this video that continues the USBasp installation.

    &index=4&list=PLE72E4CFE73BD1DE1

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    I have the AVR programmer USBasp. Should I download and use the sparkfun driver as your tutorial states?

  • What sizes does the Hiwin rail block and rails come in? are they top surface mount? or can they be mounted anywhere? do you ship to Canada?

    The maximum single length for 1 piece of HIWIN rail is 2000mm or 78.74 inches. They have mounting holes every 2.3230" and 59mm. They can be mounted both horizontally surface mount, or vertically on a horizontal plane.
    We do ship to Canada.

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    What sizes does the Hiwin rail block and rails come in? are they top surface mount? or can they be mounted anywhere? do you ship to Canada?

  • Can you tell me the correct way to wire tool probe on your Mach3 USB board?

    Please not using output 3 & 4 Termials on board as manual states dose not work!

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    Can you tell me the correct way to wire tool probe on your Mach3 USB board?

  • do you have a 4 pin male connector with the wires attached?

    Yes and properly soldered.

    Additional Information:
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    do you have a 4 pin male connector with the wires attached?

  • where on your mk1 usb controller is the input port i can use for pause or estop comand thanks

    On our USB breakout boards, the pins available for any inputs (e-stop/limit switches).
    Are x++ - a-- (x++,x--,y,z,a(same)) in the settings menu you will have to specify the pin!

    Here is a good forum on Planet-CNC.com to help setting up Planet-CNC software:(http://www.planet-cnc.com/faq/machine_setup/)

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    Additional Information:
    In the planetcnc software the inputs are greyed out I have a licenced copy and I have all limits setup and working correctly id like to use the a++ or a-- as a manual program pause if my plasma fails torch ignition and id like it to continue after re ignition. When the mk1 controller is unplugged the inputs are available but when the controller is plugged in there greyed out is these options unavailable with your controller please help.

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    where on your mk1 usb controller is the input port i can use for pause or estop comand thanks

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