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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by ashish B, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. ashish B

    ashish B Well-Known
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    Hi all.

    Gearing up to build Kyo's Spinx but would like to add a water cooled 1.5 KW spindle instead.
    I am searching for it but most show as 220V. Does that mean the inverter it comes with steps up the power to 220V before feeding to spindle or I need to find 220V somewhere before sending it to invertor ?

    Please advise.
     
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  3. Rodm

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    from what I've read - responses from the same type of question I had a .8kw with 110 power is a good option if you need to stay 110. I cant say I understood all that was said yet.... but it seems larger spindles can be run on 110 power but you don't get the same performance you would at 220. Seemed like a .8kw came close to maxing out what you can get from a 110 circuit, not much more performance from going up from there. What are you trying to do? maybe ,8kw is more than enough?
     
  4. ashish B

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    Mostly for 1/4" aluminum and some wood work. Routers seem noisy and like higher rpm. donr want to buy another transformer to get 220
     
  5. Jimmybuckets

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    www.SuperPID.com This is what I am using. Running it with Dewalt 611. There are a bunch of videos on YouTube. Val has always been very responsive any time I had a question. Might solve some of your problems and run 110v.
     
  6. ashish B

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    Very interesting. How quite is this and does it really cut at 5000 rpm as they advertise ?
     
  7. Rodm

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    I liked and considered this to. It seems it can but routers are designed for high speed performance, spindles for lower speeds. Spindles will have more power and be quieter at lower rpm. It seemed buying a router and a pid was not much less than a .8kw 110v spindle setup. If you wanted to plow thru wood and occasionally do aluminum I'd probably go router and pid, mostly aluminum and wanting quite I think spindle would be the way to go. IMHO, I don't have alot of cut time to support my thoughts.
     
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    There are a ton of videos online. I felt like the reliability of the SuperPid and router would be better than the Chinese spindle method and for me easier to set up. P
     
  9. Rodm

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    I'm all for buying local!!! I didn't pay attention to where the product was coming from on a quick search. Is a local .8kw setup that much more than a good router and pid?
     
  10. Giarc

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    Has anybody looked at how low they can run their routers for extended periods safely? I have the Makita which will go down to 10,000 rpms. This is the speed that I cut most things. The other day, I noticed in the manual that Makita recommends against running it that low for extended periods I time. I will probably up the rpms and increase my cutting speed, but it concerns me a bit. I love how quiet it is at 10,000 rpms. Do any of the other brands commonly used have this issue, or just the Makita due to its lower rpm capability?
     
  11. Rodm

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    How long are you running it? Does it get hot? I've had routers set up in tables for cabinet - millwork and after a few hours work they would heat up a bit. I'm pretty sure the caution is related to the fan speed. It's not moving air like it would at higher rpms. If the temp of unit seems fine your probably good.
     
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    No, I have not noticed it get hot. I figured it must have something to do with cooling, but was curious if that warning came with others. I will probably continue cutting between 10000-17000 rpms then. I get no burning in wood and it is nice and quiet. Thanks.
     

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