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    i,m currently building my first cnc machine, and want to do it properly.

    i was going to go for the kress spindle, but i,m more swayed to getting a water cooled one.

    The question is, what is the best water cooled spindle.

    Ive seen the 2.2kw one from china, which i like the sound off, but being very new to this, i,m looking for some guidance.

    Thanks in advance, alex.

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    Hard to answer without knowing what you want to use it for, but in general the 2.2kW ones are the best for a reasonable size machine. The main things are get a water cooled on since that enables running at a lower speed and make sure you get one with an ER20 collet since that holds up to 13mm tools - so ideal for the cheap 1/4" and 1/2" router cutters. Several people on the forum have bought them from solar.jean on eBay, but there are plenty of other sellers. Use best offer to get it for a few pennies less!
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