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  • #33390
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    Christopher
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    I think I may concert my MPCNC to a lowrider due to a lack of cut area.. I have a few questions first.

    Can you use EMT for rails?

    Can you use 5/16 Threaded rod instead of lead screws?

    Can you cut aluminum with It?

    I’m sure there will be more questions as the gears in my head turn lol.

    #33394
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    Ryan
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    1-Only if you can find 25.4mm OD conduit which is not common in the US or most other parts of the world, but does exist.

    2-Maybe, the friction was too great when I tried it but it has worked for some.

    3-Yup, but if you are wanting to cut full sheets of aluminum you should probably slap a plasma cutter on it and save yourself tons of time.

    #33404
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    you should probably slap a plasma cutter on it

    Is that your solution to everything Ryan?

    – I want to cut sheets of metal with a CNC.
    – I can’t find my car in this big parking lot.
    – I can’t open this jar of mayonnaise.
    – I’m nervous that people won’t like my Halloween costume.
    – My kid doesn’t know how to ride a bike.

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    #33407
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    So I guess you can tell I want a plasma cutter…

    So the next time I see someone pop up a comment and say the MPCNC can’t cut steel I have three videos to disprove it linked in the gallery.

    I saw some of the price tags for the full sheet plasma cutters and is is ridiculous. I just kinda want to show there is no need for all that extreme beefyness for a plasma cutter, there is so little load but using 4″ steel box tubing for the gantry????

    #33417
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    I noticed the x axis movement only utilizes 1 nema 17, that 1 motor provides enough torque?

    When I use my MPCNC I manually move to my zero on all 3 axis. I spin the pineapple couple by hand to raise and lower my z. It appears as if that’s not an option with the lowrider.

    How hard are tool changes with the lowrider? My only worry is that there doesn’t seem to be a ton of room to work under that gantry.

    #33418
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    How hard are tool changes with the lowrider? My only worry is that there doesn’t seem to be a ton of room to work under that gantry.

    You can just pull the whole router out. No big deal.

    The 1 motor on the X doesn’t seem to be a problem, but all the parts have the ability to add a second.

    #33419
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    Also, I was vaguely thinking of adding a pineapple, or similar to the very bottom of the screws, just so I could make sure that they were at the same height when I turned the machine on, but I’d file that under, “Unnecessary upgrades”. You get to think of a lot of stupid things when you’re watching your machine do all the work.

    #33420
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    How hard are tool changes with the lowrider? My only worry is that there doesn’t seem to be a ton of room to work under that gantry.

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    You can just pull the whole router out. No big deal.

    The 1 motor on the X doesn’t seem to be a problem, but all the parts have the ability to add a second.

    So the base for the router gets mounted to the gantry?

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    #33432
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    Jeffeb3
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    Yep. And at least on the 611, it’s a quick release.

    #33433
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    Christopher
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    3/4 inch rigid conduit is 1.05 OD. I’m betting you could scale up the parts by 1 or 2% and it would work fine. You would just have to alter the mounting holes a tad.

    #33438
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    Ryan
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    It is a 1.27mm difference. It might work, but the 0.4mm difference was big enough on the MPCNC to where I had to make an entire new fileset.

    If you try it let us know.

    #33446
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    It is a 1.27mm difference. It might work, but the 0.4mm difference was big enough on the MPCNC to where I had to make an entire new fileset.

    If you try it let us know.

    I’ll give it a shot and let you know.

    #33448
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    Christopher
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    What’s the difference between yroller, y611, and y611m?

    #33449
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    Ryan
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    Mirrored

    #33461
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    Barry
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    Works for AvE.

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