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Is the Ox more similar to Vcarve or Shapeoko?

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by iH8vols, May 7, 2018.

  1. iH8vols

    iH8vols Well-Known
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    I build a version of the Ox and love it. However, I get confused when I get asked, “Is your machine a Vcarve or Shapeoko.”

    I’ve run into this a couple of times. When looking to order a suckit dust shoe, it asks if your machine is a Vcarve or a shapeoko.

    I found some plans online that I want to try but I have to cut using Easel. In the machine setup section, it’s asking the question. Any ideas on what I’m suppose to choose? Thanks!!
     
  2. Rick 2.0

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    The Ox is similar but waaaayyy better. :)

    Actually you are asking a fairly undefined question. Similar in what aspect? The Ox framework is far more rigid than the X-Carve but probably not quite as stiff as the Shapeoko. (The C-Beam versions come a lot closer in matching the stiffness.) The main issue you'll probably find in Easel setup is the Ox uses a 3mm tooth interval on the belts and both of the others use a 2mm tooth interval so you'll need to adjust your step length accordingly. Z-axis interval will also be different.
     
  3. iH8vols

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    866AFE53-3843-4C8F-8C6D-11A0B28A7BD7.jpeg Haha Rick. I totally agree with you in that the Ox is better. :)

    Your explaination for easel makes sense. I would have never thought about the teeth count.

    How about regarding the suckit dust boot? It askes the same question on their site but I don’t understand how it applies as to what will work on my machine. The other odd ball is that my z gantry is different than what the Ox directions called for. I’ll attach a pic.

    I appreciate your help!
     
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    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    Realistically that's a question best asked to the folks at Suckit. They've probably done plenty of adapatations and they will know far more about what's workable with their system than anyone here.
     

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