View Full Version : Best / Cheapest place to buy 2.2kw spindle & vfd

Mad Professor
28-08-2012, 06:40 PM
Good Day All.

I have been using a cheap B&Q own brand 1.1kw wood router, with a SuperPID2, and has been fine for my needs upto now.

With using the SuperPID2 I have a RPM range of 5000-30,000.

Most of the time I only use am rpm rage of 5000-15,000.

But I am now starting to use this to cut aluminium but I am finding the runout to be an issue.

So am looking to upgrade from my 1.1kw router upto a 2.2kw watercooled spindle.

As far as I know if I go for a spindle with vfd I have to manualy adjust the spindle speed or it is possible to have control via mach3, with extra hardware.

So I have two questions.

(1) Where is the best / cheapest place to buy a 2.2kw water cooled spindle & vfd.

(2) What is needed to be able to use the spindle in closed loop pid, like I am with my router and the SuperPID2.

Thanks for your time.

Best Regards.

28-08-2012, 09:45 PM
'solarjean' isnt a seller on eBay currently... is the spelling right?

and there are dozens in Portsmouth... suspect they are all the same company (probably in direct breach of eBay rules). HappyKissSoul and Tool-Zoom to name but 2