- June 7, 2016 at 10:44 am #13444
I am using a 400 watt spindle (http://www.ebay.com/itm/261878403099?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT) and 48V supply (http://www.amazon.com/SMAKN%C2%AE-Regulated-Switching-Supply-Quality/dp/B0113JHSRO?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00) on my MPCNC.
I created power supply cases for the spindle controller and power supply plus mounts to fit the update tool mount that includes a magnetic dust shoe.
This is a bit more expensive than the Dewalt router motor but it is a good performance option for the updated MPCNC.June 7, 2016 at 1:53 pm #13446
I really want to try one of these spindles.
Looks like your a bit light with your power supply, Your spindle is 400W plus some losses at the speed controller. You might want to get one 500W or bigger, I see a few 500W for a few bucks more.June 7, 2016 at 2:05 pm #13447
Yes, I probably should have gotten the 500W supply. Doubt I will be running it under full power but if it turns out to be a problem I guess I will have to spring for the higher current model.December 30, 2016 at 9:46 pm #23979
So how does the spindle perform vs the Dewalt 660? I know the sound is greatly reduced, but how does it cut? 🙂
g.January 3, 2017 at 1:27 pm #24226
So I recently switched to the 500W spindle.. I haven’t really done enough cutting to say this definitively, but I think it’s a bit slower and a bit cleaner than the DW 660. It has a lot less vibration it seems. One downside though: the mounting distance is completely off. I’m probably going to need to re=drill the Z axis.January 3, 2017 at 1:32 pm #24229
I figured if I was going to do this, I didn’t want to screw around with a screaming-loud brushed motor at all. 🙂
g.January 3, 2017 at 2:09 pm #24234
I’m jealous! Although I’ll be honest, full speed on my new spindle is a fraction of the loudness from cutting the wood.. Those brushless ones usually come with a Hall sensor though.. Now *that* would be cool to have!January 4, 2017 at 6:16 am #24287
I’ve got a 2.2HP spindle on my ShopBot and I don’t need to talk loudly to be heard over it (if I’ve got my speeds & feeds right! 🙂 ) I suspect it’ll be similar with this little spindle. We’ll see.
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