View Full Version : Any SmoothStepper UK Resellers?

Mad Professor
11-05-2012, 03:42 PM
Good day all.

As per the title, does anyone know if there is a UK reseller for SmoothStepper's, USB or Ethernet?

I know I could order direct from Warp9 Tech Design, They have a back log atm, and I would like to get up and running ASAP.

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards.

11-05-2012, 06:50 PM
I have a spare Smoothstepper, unused, if you're interested. I bought it direct from Warp 9 for a project and never got around to using it.


11-05-2012, 08:09 PM
I have a spare Smoothstepper, unused, if you're interested. I bought it direct from Warp 9 for a project and never got around to using it.


I'm probably interested if Mad Professor isn't...I guess I should have posted a wanted ad.

11-05-2012, 08:20 PM
OK, Mad Prof has first dibs, but if he doesn't want it you can have it, Jonathan.

I've just unwrapped it (not bothered until now!) and plugged it in to my PC, loaded the drivers and the Mach3 plug in and it seems to be working OK (just running it with no machine connected in my study). Only slight problem I've only just noticed is that the Port 2 20 pin connector has a bit of the plastic shroud missing. It wasn't in the packing material, so I'm guessing it came from Warp9 like that, but it's well over a year old so out of warranty. It doesn't cause any problem at all though, as I've just plugged in a 20 pin IDC and it seems to go in fine.

IIRC it cost me around 120, inc shipping etc, so I'm open to any reasonable offer on the basis that it's now second-hand.

Mad Professor
11-05-2012, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the offer, I will have a think about it and let you know asap.

I have just sent an e-mail to warp9 tech design, asking if there are any UK or EU resellers for there SmoothSteppers as I would idealy like one of the new Ethernet SmoothStepper units.

The ESS atm is listed on there website at $180 ESS, $12 cables, $40 for shipping + any import duty fees, So aprox 145.00 + any fees.

11-05-2012, 10:26 PM
No worries, it's been sat on the shelf for a year or so, so a bit longer won't hurt.

$40 sounds steep for shipping, IIRC I paid something like 90 for the Smoothstepper, around 10 for shipping and about 20 for the dreaded import fees and VAT (I bought it before the 20% VAT rate hike). The thing came in a Jiffy bag, so didn't exactly cost a fortune to post.

Mad Professor
12-05-2012, 07:03 PM
I have had a reply from Stephanie at Warp9 Tech Design, saying that syil.co.uk will be stocking and reselling both the USB and Ethernet SmoothStepper, but the pepole at syil.co.uk are away on a show for the weekend so I will have to wait unto monday to find out, when they will have stock, and how much they will be.

Mad Professor
12-05-2012, 10:27 PM
Jeremy, I am very temped to buy your USB SmoothStepper, but I think I am going to hold off doing that, as I really would prefer the Ethernet SmoothStepper.

So please don't hold it for me, I see that Jonathan might also be intrested.

Best Regards.

12-05-2012, 10:50 PM
but I think I am going to hold off doing that, as I really would prefer the Ethernet SmoothStepper.

Same here, unless it's exceptionally cheap!


Only just noticed what your profile picture is - scrapheap challenge. I approve!

Mad Professor
14-05-2012, 09:45 AM
Jonathan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2V4IhF8THo

I have had an e-mail back from syil.co.uk very early this morning.
They have the USB SmoothSteppers in stock, and within the next week should also have the Ethernet SmoothStepper in stock.
Still no hint of prices yet.

I will report back once I know more.

Mad Professor
16-05-2012, 03:19 PM
Here are the prices from syil.co.uk

USB SmoothStepper: 199.00 + postage.
Ethernet SmoothStepper: 220.00 + postage.

16-05-2012, 03:35 PM
Looks like a good reason to buy the Russian motion control board as that is more expensive then the retail price from US converted on a 1:1 with the pound plus VAT plus postage. No way I am going to be buying from them, no way at all. Thank goodness I got family in the states, that or the Russian board is looking as a much better option cost wise.

The Standard smooth stepper is $167 retail plus postage ($187 total plus VAT, IF any VAT charged). that equals 103.47 retail and 117.58 with postage plus VAT and the 10 handling charge of the post or courier. Just so folks don't say I am talking out my back side. These conversions where taken using www.xe.com (http://www.xe.com) at 1433 was the time.


Mad Professor
16-05-2012, 06:51 PM
I will be ordering my Ethernet SmoothStepper direct from Warp9 Tech Design.

Mad Professor
18-05-2012, 04:12 PM
I have just had another e-mail from syil.co.uk with revised prices.

USB SmoothStepper: 158.
Ethernet SmoothStepper: 175.
LPH26pin to LPH26pin cable: 4.
LPH26 pin to DB25 cable: 5.
USB AtoB cable: 3.

18-05-2012, 06:45 PM
Anyone notice this is a UK branch of a Chinese company? Also they don't have the information on Smoothstepper on their website nor in their price list that I downloaded. Interesting, I wonder if Warp 9 knows about this.


12-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Hello All,

I know the thread is ancient but I am in discussion with Warp9 on becoming a distributor for the smoothstepper. First shipment will reach me this week hopefully. There are 5 of the Ethernet types coming in.

PM me if interested.