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Adding a Laser to Lead 1010?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by gregers05, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. gregers05

    gregers05 Journeyman
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    Has anybody had success adding a laser to a Lead or workbee?

    I am in the process of purchasing a CNC router and am looking at the Shapeoko 3 XXL or the Leads 1010. Leaning towards the Leads system, however an advantage the Shapeoko has is that J-Tech has a kit to add a laser engraver. This is something I would likely add on in the future, so I would like to have the option to add it if I decide to. I did a search here and didn't see much.
     
  2. MaryD

    MaryD OpenBuilds Team
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    You are in luck! J-Tech kit for standard OpenBuilds spindle mount

    Also, you'll be able to take complete advantage of all the flexibility offered in the brand new BlackBox controller (Plug and Play - no crimping, no soldering with our Xtension wiring system) + our free software that has settings built right in making setup a breeze! BlackBox info
     
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  3. ljvb

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    I brought the laser topic up in the other thread for the lead build. You note the Blackbox will work, I picked up an unused OB full setup on Ebay from some guy in Florida, it comes with the XPro V4. Will the XPro V4 support running the laser as well?
     
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    Yes it will.
    Yes it will

    *Oops. I guess it was already answered before my phone refreshed
     
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    She beat you by an hour and a half. How slow is your phone???? :eek:
     
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    Must be an iPhone :)
     
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    I was in a class I never knew I was going to be taking. It involved a whole lot of math. My brain was mush. I opened the page on my phone and it took an hour and a half to get to the break by the time I read it and replied. I have a feeling the unexpected physics lessons today will cause that PTSD dream (from college) where I was registered for a class I did not know about and it is too late to drop it so I am going to fail. You now the one...right? Or, am I the only one that still occasionally has that dream 30 years later?
     
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  9. gregers05

    gregers05 Journeyman
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    @MaryD does this replace the Pro V4, or do you still need to get that when I order the machine? I assume if I got this, I wouldn't need to get the pro v4 also, but just wanted to check.

    Also, a little off topic, but how often do things get restocked in the parts store? I see the wiring kit is out of stock now.
     
  10. ljvb

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    It's one of the other.
     
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    @MaryD if I purchase this laser mount, is the compatable with a dustboot?
     
  12. MaryD

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    We have not used the mount here. Perhaps someone with experience can chime in....
     
  13. jamin35008

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    1. Wondering if the Lightburn software is the way to go for running the Jtech 2.8 laser on the lead 1010?

    2. I think I'm right in saying that the blackbox controller will work with the Jtech laser?
     

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