1. #1
    Hello again,

    Does anyone have any experience of converting a "Chester Tools Champion 16V " milling machine to cnc ?

    If so I'd love to hear from you.

    Many thanks,


  2. #2
    Yup, doing one at the moment and got another to do next month, they are a bitch as regards the X axis.

    John S -

  3. #3
    AH GOOD !

    Nice to hear from you John ! And so fast too !

    Whats the hastle with the X axis ?

    I anticipated the problem would be with the Y axis ( fore and aft )

    What size Steppers did you use ? I think 6Nm for the Z axis and 4Nm for the X and Y ?

    I'm thinking of using routout cnc's 10A kit, and a new 16v, and 16mm ballscrews from Zapp so I estimate the cost at about 1500 all up does that sound right to you ?

    Do 16mm ballscrews and nuts fit ?

    Any thoughts or pictures ( even better ) much appreciated

    I could just convert my Centec 2B wich is gathering dust in a corner but I thought I'd start from scratch !!

    Any help much appreciated


  4. #4
    Oh I also meant to ask, is the 16V rigid and powerful enough to machine steel components or is it restricted to light alloy and brass ?

    Thanks Nick

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