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Hey! This thing is still a Work in Progress. Files, instructions, and other stuff might change!

CNC Router Probe

by cncjim4 Oct 22, 2017
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Hey, that looks like a Mekanika CNC router. I have the same one, also with a Bosch Colt router attached. Sounds just like mine also. I need to change the drivers so I get faster and quieter movements.

Nice job. Saves me from having to design the same thing.

So the title says this is a project still in progress. Any changes I should know about?

I haven’t made any big changes to the probe.

When I built my router about 10 years ago I bought the frame with the lead screws then added motors and drive used an old Dell computer with Mach 3 software. Sometime after that I replaced the lead screws with double start threaded screws for more speed, added a Z zero tool sensor, the probe, limit and homing switches and use a game controller as a pendent control.

As routers go it is quite slow if I get over 17 IPM in hard wood with a .250 dia bit the frame will get the shakes