1. Right chaps and lasses,

    I currently have a 200w spindle motor which I have been told by numerous people it is just weak as wee. So im looking to purchase a better one today, I am aware that I have to be carefull of the weight as my z axis isnt the strongest, that said I still want to try and get the best I can afford (not much as usual)

    I have been looking brushless 600w spindle motor:

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CNC-600W-B...8AAOSwXetZQgU-

    Is this too powerful? or do you lot think this is a good upgrade for my machine? I would like to mill soft ally mild steel at some point if poss (although I doubt it will do it)

    Main duty for the machine will be mild engraving into fibreglass and soft ally.

    Let me know your thoughts :-)

    CheeRS
    Enthusiastic with CNC stuff but a proper novice so be gentle
    My build blog:
    Chinese 3020t Build

  2. I'd personally say stick with what you've got until you either kill it, or reach it's limitations.
    It's certainly not a powerful spindle, but it should be good enough to use while you get to grips with the rest of the machine.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

  3. #3
    I don't know the details of your machine but something like this or a water cooled one would be far better; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5KW-AIR-...8AAOSwFGNWRDPu
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

  4. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    I don't know the details of your machine but something like this or a water cooled one would be far better; http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-5KW-AIR-...8AAOSwFGNWRDPu
    Eddy I don't think it would fit on their machine http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=2051...ge%3D3&xtz=-60

    That't the trouble when people don't keep their posts in one place for the same problems
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

  5. #5
    'machine' ? I almost choked on my milk stout, I suppose it's okay for PCB's and small light stuff.
    In that case, I'm thinking m_c had the best answer.
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 30-06-2017 at 08:36 PM.
    Spelling mistakes are not intentional, I only seem to see them some time after I've posted

  6. #6
    Nice to see you around Eddy
    .Me

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Lee Roberts For This Useful Post:


  8. Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Eddy I don't think it would fit on their machine http://go.redirectingat.com/?id=2051...ge%3D3&xtz=-60

    That't the trouble when people don't keep their posts in one place for the same problems
    Appologies for multiple posts clive.

    machine is a 3020t

    Current spindle is a 200w 55mm dia
    Enthusiastic with CNC stuff but a proper novice so be gentle
    My build blog:
    Chinese 3020t Build

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 146
    Last Post: 10-10-2017, 10:51 AM
  2. 3020T Capabilities
    By TT901 in forum Chinese Machines
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-03-2017, 04:20 PM
  3. What is your recomendation for gantry sides
    By masinecc in forum Gantry/Router Machines & Building
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-06-2015, 06:47 PM
  4. Ballscrew for 3020T Y Axis
    By richie00boy in forum Lead Screws, Nuts & Supports
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-08-2013, 02:47 PM
  5. Small spindle head
    By bambuko in forum Gantry/Router Machines & Building
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 24-12-2009, 07:51 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •