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Work Area

Post by TrevStanford » Sun 06 Feb , 2022 11:37 am

Hi, looking at getting a Microrouter Compact (2005) online and wondered what the max work piece/billet size I could use in it please?
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Re: Work Area

Post by Steve » Mon 07 Feb , 2022 9:57 am

The table and travels are X 400 x Y200 x Z100mm

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Re: Work Area

Post by TrevStanford » Thu 10 Feb , 2022 13:53 pm

Hi,
thanks for the reply.
I have the Microrouter now and been setting it up and have created my first sign, which I was happy with ---- mostly.
It used a long 1/4" ball nose cutter. I also got some 1/8" end mill and a 1/4" V-bit cutter. These are only about 40mm long.
I want to cut into 6mm MDF so what is the best option to reach the material with these shorter cutters.. I thought the tools z- offsets would help, but on further reading that's not the case. Would I get longer bits or raise the material by fixing to a waste block with double sided tape? Is there such a thing as a bit extension ?

any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: Work Area

Post by Steve » Thu 10 Feb , 2022 17:31 pm

Hi Trevor,

This post would have been better in the microrouter section on the forum
https://www.denfordata.com/bb/viewforum.php?f=38

You could download the manual from there.

It is possible to lower the motor mounting plate so the tools can get down to the bed. You can see the screws to adjust this in the attached photo
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Re: Work Area

Post by TrevStanford » Fri 11 Feb , 2022 17:29 pm

Hi,
sorry for the wrong topic area.
I have the original manual and I saw the bolts. If I lowered it to the bottom bolt it only leaves it on 2 bolts and the trigger switch bar doesnt reach the trigger switch. I will just work on adding a thicker waste block to the table for now.

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Re: Work Area

Post by TDIPower » Mon 14 Feb , 2022 18:28 pm

Not over familiar with the compact but on the microrouter the motor mount plate bolts to a unit which travels up and down on the z guides. This has the z axis trigger on it so that stays the same. You are just moving the mount up or down on that. Ill try to remember to take a pic tomorrow. It might be different on the compact.

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