Don't every buy Chinese from Ebay!! Be forewarned. I should have either saved my money or just bit the bullet and bought the Lead 1010 kit several years ago. At the time I didn't have any spare money and wanted to get the most bank for the buck and it now has cost me almost twice what a Lead 1515 with high Z mod would have cost outright.
- This started out as a 1000mm x 1500mm I purchased from Ebay and then supplemented with the High Z mod for lead 1010 as it fit the 1000mm C-Beam
- I successfully was able to turn spindles of various kinds, however due to the limiting nature of the 1/4-inch max router bit, by bits were also much smaller and by 1.5kw Spindle probable wasn't enough power.
- Here is a link to my humble beginnings https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3dwAgzZFops2hg06RexDt-IOCqnm9gbl
- The final machine pictured was taken down to almost original pieces and then piece by piece and order by order and I went through official parts lists of Lead 1515 to make it match with thrust bearings. Also had to get new lead screws as the Chinese ones don't match OB.
- It is wired with a 20 watt Laser that can be mounted to front of Spindle as needed.
- I have the 5th axis rotary, its tricky to switch between standard config to laser, and then also to rotary all with BB even though it is possible!
LEAD 1515 HIGH Z MOD 4KW ER20 7.5 KW VFD
OLD Lead 1010 High Z Mod converted to Newest Lead 1515 with High Z mod, slimmer cbeam motor mounts, thrust bearings etc. Extended by original table out and upgraded my 1.5kw VFD and Spindle to 4kw ER20 Spindle and 7.5kw GT VFD
- Build License:
- CC - Creative Commons Public Domain (CCO 1+)
Reason for this BuildWoodworking hobby and CNC enthusiast to hopefully make some money with this machine!
Inspired byLead 1515 wanted clearance to do some 5th axis lathe CNC work
Qty Part Name Part Link Comments 1 LEAD 1515 KIT https://openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-lead-cnc-machine... Link ALSO WITH TOUCH PLATE PLUS AND BB CONTROLLER AND 1 HIGH Z MOD KIT https://openbuilds.com/builds/high-z-mod-for-lead-cnc.8869/ Link SUB OUT THE 1000MM C BEAM FOR 2 EACH 1500MM C BEAM IF CONVERTING FROM A LEAD 1010 1 INTERFACE https://openbuildspartstore.com/interface/ Link 1 XYZ TOUCH PROBE PLUS https://openbuildspartstore.com/xyz-touch-probe-plus/ Link 1 POWER CASE KIT https://openbuildspartstore.com/powercase-kit/ Link 1 20 Watt optical Laser https://lasertree.com/products/450nm-20w-professional-las... Link