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by Phil
Tue 13 Jun , 2017 15:04 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Stopped spinning
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Stopped spinning

Hello Martin

Yes it's Porter-Cable and yes, one of the brushes is very worn.

Thanks very much.

Phil
by Phil
Mon 12 Jun , 2017 11:43 am
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Stopped spinning
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Stopped spinning

Running the router this morning the spin unexpectedly started to wind down and up. I made an emergency stop. Since which it never spins. i.e. when starting auto the bit does not spin but the machine otherwise proceeds to move as if it was working fine. Obviously I stop the machine before a non spinn...
by Phil
Tue 15 Nov , 2016 16:49 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Squeeking on the z axis
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Squeeking on the z axis

We are back up running after some overdue maintenance. Now I see we have a broken part that needs replacing. The most forward metal plate clip that holds the accordion gaiter has bent. The actual accordion seems intact but ruffled. Can I purchase a replacement plate or gaiter (whichever is easiest) ...
by Phil
Tue 15 Nov , 2016 10:38 am
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Squeeking on the z axis
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Squeeking on the z axis

Hello Martin

Thanks very much for that.

Phil
by Phil
Mon 14 Nov , 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Squeeking on the z axis
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Re: Squeeking on the z axis

Upon further investigation I see the accordion gaiter below has come lose. It appears some dust has gotten into the z-axis thread which is causing the problem. My proposed course of action: 1) Blow out as much dust as possible with air. 2) Lubricate 3) clip back into position the gaiter Does that so...
by Phil
Mon 14 Nov , 2016 10:47 am
Forum: MicroRouter Vertical / MaxiRouter
Topic: Squeeking on the z axis
Replies: 4
Views: 1377

Squeeking on the z axis

Hello After a few years light use our school vertical router has suddenly started making a worrying noise. Jogging on the z axis there is an almighty squeeking. Perhaps there is some oiling required but it is beyond my knowledge. I have never seen any documentation about maintenance. I have some cou...
by Phil
Tue 05 Nov , 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630

I don't think it is the potentiometer. The potentiometer will turn to indicate up to 150% when not running (this is when "Home" is selected or when "Auto" is selected but before "Start" is pressed). As soon as "Start" is pressed only 100% and lower are possible. This was not the case before the upgr...
by Phil
Mon 04 Nov , 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630

I have just experienced the Z-Axis problem again and guess what - you were correct with your first suggestion that the tool is moving in the collet. It is somewhat related to the upgrade in that I chnaged the material step down after the upgrade (to reduce 3 cuts to 2 using 12mm straight cutter). Pr...
by Phil
Fri 01 Nov , 2013 13:00 pm
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630

Thanks for your help. I am using a straight cutter. You seem convinced this is not a software problem. Presumably there are many people using this release with this router and no one else is experiencing these problems. Is that correct? It would be a coincidence that a physical problem (loose tool, ...
by Phil
Fri 01 Nov , 2013 10:25 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Re: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630

I think the previous version was VR Milling 5.1xx. Could the tool moving in the collet be the problem? I slapped my head when I read your suggestion but I have my doubts: 1. The tool would have to be moving out of the collet against the force 2. The tool seems seated fine after the problem 3. I neve...
by Phil
Thu 31 Oct , 2013 11:29 am
Forum: VR Milling - All Versions
Topic: Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630
Replies: 9
Views: 3605

Problems Since Upgrading To VR Milling 5.54.0.630

I am experiencing problems since upgrading to VR Milling 5.54.0.630. I am using a Vertical Router. I have an fnc file (produced with Quickcam 2D Design) which I use repeatedly. Mostly it runs fine but occasionally the Z-Axis will change whilst the machine is cutting. The Z-Axis changes so the cutter...
by Phil
Fri 22 Mar , 2013 11:26 am
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: What Value To Use For Tooth Load?
Replies: 7
Views: 4362

Re: What Value To Use For Tooth Load?

Actually, I have an immediate question regarding controlling the step down when using QCPro. Does setting the step down for a cut impose a maximum step down if Adaptive Step Down is checked? i.e. When using a 2mm cutter I set step down to 1mm and check Adaptive Step Down. Does this mean the step dow...
by Phil
Fri 22 Mar , 2013 11:09 am
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: What Value To Use For Tooth Load?
Replies: 7
Views: 4362

Re: What Value To Use For Tooth Load?

Hello Steve, thanks again for the response.

I will need to digest what you say and experiment with the machine before I respond. Unfortunately, I will not have time before the school easter break so it may be a few weeks before I ask another question resulting from your post.
by Phil
Fri 22 Mar , 2013 10:27 am
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: What Value To Use For Tooth Load?
Replies: 7
Views: 4362

Re: What Value To Use For Tooth Load?

Hello Steve, thanks for the response. Most of our work is with 6-18mm MDF/Plywood (with a little acrylic). We have straight two flute Trend TCT cutters sizes 2mm to 12mm. I have just purchased our first ball nose cutter as we experiment with 3D. I have made a few successful simple 3D cuts using the ...
by Phil
Thu 21 Mar , 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: QuickCAM 3D/PRO/4D
Topic: What Value To Use For Tooth Load?
Replies: 7
Views: 4362

What Value To Use For Tooth Load?

The QuickCam Pro help file proposes a formula to calculate feedrate: Feedrate (mm/min) = Tooth Load (mm) * Number of teeth * Spindle Speed in RPM Please can anyone explain how to know what value to use for tooth load? The help file includes a table of suggested tooth loads (for various cutter types)...