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Help!! Cnc mill conversion

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Alex Hamilton, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. Alex Hamilton


    Dec 28, 2016
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    Hi, I'm Alex this is my first time on this site and need help.

    I'm building a grizzly g0704 mill to cnc
    I have all the mechanical stuff covered and purchased the stepper motors
    2 are nema 23 5amp 570oz
    1 is nema 34 6amp. 1200oz

    I need help from someone who know exactly what i need for the electronics, I would greatly appreciate a list of the controller I need the drivers and power supply etc and basically everything to get this running.

    I own Mach 3. And vectric
    And a few arduino boards and lt298 drivers and g sheild from my other machine a wood cnc router,

    I guess I dont have a preference on if it's run parallel or USB like my other machine but USB would be easier but just wasn't sure if I can find a driver for that amp for the arduino.

    But look forward to hearing back
    Hope to see a list I can just buy the stuff.



    ANDRESCAMPA Well-Known

    Oct 4, 2016
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    TB6600 for Nema23 and DQ860MA for Nema34 or 3 DQ860MA!!!
  3. Darathy

    Darathy Journeyman

    Jul 12, 2016
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    【USA Ship, No Tax】3Axis 3D CNC DQ860MA Stepper Driver,80VDC/7.8A,256 Microstep | eBay

    I bought a DQ540MA +425oz(3A) motors drivers from here and got them within 3 or 4 days ,the seller Gladly corrected when i chose wrong order so i would get no taxes shipping ,he also gave me dual shaft motors instead of normal motors which he didnt have on supply for no extra charge(altho i will have to change couplers they have the 8mm shaft instead of 1/4" on the front)

    Also you get a breakout board with this but you will need MACH 3 and a pararell port to run them with it.

    Personaly i'd find a controller board with USB instead of Pararel port(is much slower and can couse stalls) or ethernet port.
    I will buy thisone: PoKeys57CNC - Polabs
    I dont know it much but a friend suggested it and its made in my country(if anyone knows it and has any feedback let me know) but there are other out there aswell.
    #3 Darathy, Jan 10, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2017

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