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  1. Shane B.

    Shane B. Well-Known
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    I am new to this and I am not sure what stepper motors to choose . I want to build a 4x8 cnc router and still want to be capable of cutting aluminum but mostly wood.
     
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  3. Shane B.

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    Would that be one I wouldn’t have to upgrade from ? Meaning more than plenty enough power, I would rather have more than I need rather than not enough!
     
  4. GrayUK

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    It is not really a question of power, but more a question of torque. The Steppers mentioned above, are ideal because they have lots of "power", but more importantly, they have a middle and wider, range of torque, giving a wider range of suitability. i.e. Great for wood and alumimium.
     
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  5. Shane B.

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    Ok that makes sense, I guess reading different peoples thoughts on them have kinda got me second guessing myself. A lot I have read says they go for the higher ounce for better torque but I will go with these. Thank you for your time and knowledge!
     
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    My NEMA 23s are 269 oz and I cut aluminum just fine on an 850 mm by 1500 mm screw driven ox variant. That being said, had these been available when I made my puchases, I would have gone with high torque ones in the link mentioned above.
     
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    And just as important as the motors is the proper drivers for the motors, that can deliver the current needed.
     
  8. Shane B.

    Shane B. Well-Known
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    I am looking at buying the bundle deal with the steppers and drivers etc.
     

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