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Initial setup questions for C-Beam Machine

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Rendermandan, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. Rendermandan

    Rendermandan Veteran

    Dec 4, 2015
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    I've been searching the threads for some info and I'm having trouble finding some good info to start with.

    I'm trying to figure out what microstep setting to use. I can go down to 1/32 step, should I?
    This is the controller I have. Arduino CNC Shield – 100% GRBL Compatable | Protoneer.co.nz

    Should all three axis use the same microstepping?

    Is it possible to flip the Y axis C-Beam so the motor is in the front? This will help me for placement of the machine up against a wall.

    Is there a reason the table is limited to 12x12 when it looks like there is quite a bit of clearance from the sides.
    My thoughts are to install threaded inserts on the sides/front/back for hold down clamps.

    Does anyone know where to buy a 1/8" collet for a Dewalt 611 router. All I can find is a sleeve adapter.

  2. Wiskerstwo


    Mar 1, 2015
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    First you want microstepping at 8x. I have the same setup.

    Y-Axis can go either way far as I can tell.

    As for inserts check out a company called
    The Elaire Corporation

    Make sure to order for Palm style router. The others are to big.


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