Thread: CNC Probe - Tried this one?
To me they appear to be chalk and cheese and the first is little more than a slightly adjustable £10 cheap probe which allows you to dial out spindle run out but only if placed 100% accurately into spindle every time where as the Haimer type is a quality precision tool.
I would go for the standard £10 probe or the quality precision tool and dismiss the first but thats just my opinion, I can see no great gains from the design just a lot of faffing for little gain.
The only real benefit i can see with an electronic one is that you can use Mach probing macro's etc.
I do that with an upside down 4mm broken mill for nothing.
Hmm, but the work or tool needs to be isolated for the circuit to work no??
Last edited by Davek0974; 02-06-2016 at 12:04 PM.
Not on my current MDF bed and on the mill usually in the vice when edge or centre finding vice is easy to isolate when mounting.
Most of my stuff is clamped to the mill table so no way of isolating it really, would need to be an isolated tip probe.
This would be an isolated tip, pick up the wires from beeper or led switch to connect to mach probing and save 90%
Last edited by lucan07; 02-06-2016 at 01:01 PM.
Interesting, thanks, I would have to butcher it though as the body is 20mm - mini-mill max is 12mm
Still, it might serve as a useful donor of parts.
They do a 12mm as someone was posting the other week on here "Boyan" I think i recall, and as Mach inputs are usually 5v even taking battery connections should work, leaving beep and led intact.
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