As above, and also the collets.
This place seems far cheaper than anywhere else, but it says only available when you purchase a machine...
Also, is this the best spindle in it's price range?
Thanks in advance...
Marchant Dice seem to have the Kress market sewn up. They also sell the collets.
Jonathan if you want to spend that sought of dough on a kress why not consider a Chinese spindle drive? much quieter and better choice of collets? feedback on these units have been very favorable on the net unless anybody else has experience with them?If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
Yes it would cost more but cheaper in the long run. Like a lot of people they use or buy a cheaper option to start with and end paying out again for something better....save your pennies? all good things come to those that wait :-)If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
Last edited by Jonathan; 27-12-2010 at 02:28 PM.
Very true....I paid £700 for my Bridgeport and then to date probably spent about another £1000 on tooling for it over the space of a year. I've brought it up a few times on here the about saving your pennies before rushing out to buy the first thing that comes along. It is very frustrating but it at leasts gives you time time whilst saving to make sure you spend your money wisely? at the end of the day yo have a working machine and router you can screw up whilst your getting used to it. I'm not saying a spindle drive is the best option as the kress gets good reviews but why have silver when you can have gold?If the nagging gets really bad......Get a bigger shed:naughty:
Its £128 inc vat plus shipping but i agree with 2e0poz that the Chinese spindle would be the better option in the long run.
Why, well the minimum speed is 5K on the Kress but i read on the zone of people using the Chinese spindle being used at 200 RPM
also the speed would be fully adjustable within Mach UNLIKE the Kress
Also a lot quieter than the Kress
Last edited by M250cnc; 27-12-2010 at 02:42 PM.
I'm not too bothered about <5000rpm as my brushless motor spindle will do up to 6000 at much higher power. Having said that I don't know what the runout will be like. Maybe I should make it, flog it and then buy the spindle you're suggesting.
What power rating do you think would be suitable? 1.5kw? I take it they're rated by input power, not output - if so what is the efficiency?
£700 for a Bridgeport sounds good. They had two at school (sold 1 last year ), no comparison between them and my milling machine...I'm jealous!
My mill was 300, plus 20 and 2 cups of tea for them to deliver it. Another 20 for a massive milling vice, and yes...lots lots more on tooling. Not bad considering it's £800 new:
Last edited by Jonathan; 27-12-2010 at 02:58 PM.
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