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    Hey guys i am looking for:

    A Power cable
    a NUt and some collets.

    If any one has any?

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    Kress Spares Service don't give out prices on the internet to outside of Germany. You can see what is available http://spareparts.kress-elektrik.de/...7o2mb12033c147 but you will need to put them in the basket to start a conversation on price.

    Otherwise -----
    This is about the cheapest I can find https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Collets/...dle-motor.html and they sell the clamp nuts https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Collets/...ew-model-.html If you can afford it get a couple of clamp nuts. I currently have 5, because changing the collet in the nut is a pain in the arse.

    Is this the cable you need ? https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Spindles...-4-meters.html

    You'll be lucky if you find any preloved ones.



    Cheers,

    Rob
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Having just moved to Windows 10 (which is crap) My stress levels are through the roof !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cropwell View Post
    Kress Spares Service don't give out prices on the internet to outside of Germany. You can see what is available http://spareparts.kress-elektrik.de/...7o2mb12033c147 but you will need to put them in the basket to start a conversation on price.

    Otherwise -----
    This is about the cheapest I can find https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Collets/...dle-motor.html and they sell the clamp nuts https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Collets/...ew-model-.html If you can afford it get a couple of clamp nuts. I currently have 5, because changing the collet in the nut is a pain in the arse.

    Is this the cable you need ? https://www.sorotec.de/shop/Spindles...-4-meters.html

    You'll be lucky if you find any preloved ones.



    Cheers,

    Rob
    Hey Thanks for this info.
    With a lack of availability in the UK i dont get why anyone would use a Kress.
    It does look like its going to be a 100 expense!

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    The Kress Routers are fairly sturdy and well built for what they are, but they have their own collet and nut design. You might find someone selling their whole Kress kit if they are moving on to a VFD and spindle.

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Having just moved to Windows 10 (which is crap) My stress levels are through the roof !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cropwell View Post
    The Kress Routers are fairly sturdy and well built for what they are, but they have their own collet and nut design. You might find someone selling their whole Kress kit if they are moving on to a VFD and spindle.

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Cool thanks, i will keep a look out. I think Kress have forwarded my email to JG Power, a UK based supplier for their products.
    What is the difference between a VFD, Spindle and Router?

    God i never realised it would get this complicated lol

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    Routers are generally single phase motors with brushes, not really suited to long switch-on periods. VFD means Variable Frequency Drive and it has 3 phase output at a changeable frequency so you can control the speed and direction of the Spindle, which is a 3 phase motor, usually brushless, so more suitable for continuous use.

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Albert Einstein may have been a genius, but his brother Frank, was a monster

    Having just moved to Windows 10 (which is crap) My stress levels are through the roof !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazeUK View Post
    Hey guys i am looking for:

    A Power cable
    a NUt and some collets.

    If any one has any?
    I don't have the Kress, but know that CNC-Plus is selling it and also sells spare parts.

    https://cnc-plus.de/

    Also Sorotec sells it.

    https://www.sorotec.de/shop/

    I am a regular customer at these companies and in my experience they are very reliable, shipping fast and for a reasonable cost. I am very happy with the quality they deliver and the service they provide.

    In fact, I originally wanted to use Kress but discarded it partially due to the collet they are using, which is non-standard. It is pretty expensive to have a collection of them, especially if you want a few of each dimension which are frequently used as well. The other thing is that it is just an ordinary one phase motor, like an angle grinder. I think that a VFD and a spindle is a better alternative and in the end, with all the extra collets I have, is not even more expensive.
    Last edited by A_Camera; 31-01-2017 at 09:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cropwell View Post
    Routers are generally single phase motors with brushes, not really suited to long switch-on periods. VFD means Variable Frequency Drive and it has 3 phase output at a changeable frequency so you can control the speed and direction of the Spindle, which is a 3 phase motor, usually brushless, so more suitable for continuous use.

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense now. I'll definitely look into this for the bigger machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A_Camera View Post
    I don't have the Kress, but know that CNC-Plus is selling it and also sells spare parts.

    https://cnc-plus.de/

    Also Sorotec sells it.

    https://www.sorotec.de/shop/

    I am a regular customer at these companies and in my experience they are very reliable, shipping fast and for a reasonable cost. I am very happy with the quality they deliver and the service they provide.

    In fact, I originally wanted to use Kress but discarded it partially due to the collet they are using, which is non-standard. It is pretty expensive to have a collection of them, especially if you want a few of each dimension which are frequently used as well. The other thing is that it is just an ordinary one phase motor, like an angle grinder. I think that a VFD and a spindle is a better alternative and in the end, with all the extra collets I have, is not even more expensive.
    Hey thanks for these links, I'll check them out. The parts for this thing do seem really expensive, and limited in number of suppliers. I think, I'll get a collet, nut, and cable and maybe sell it and invest in a vfd and spindle.

    What size collet would you say is standard?

    Sent from my SM-N930F using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrazeUK View Post
    Hey thanks for these links, I'll check them out. The parts for this thing do seem really expensive, and limited in number of suppliers. I think, I'll get a collet, nut, and cable and maybe sell it and invest in a vfd and spindle.

    What size collet would you say is standard?
    That depends on what you work with and which cutters you are using. I have 10 x 1/8" 10 x 4mm and 10 x 6mm ER11 collets, apart from the complete ER11 series. I am using a lot of very small tools and I find it easiest to have a large collection of collets and collet nuts. If I wanted to have the same set for Kress I'd had to spend a small fortune on these. ER11 and ER16 collets are cheap, so it is no big deal buying these in large numbers.

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