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DrSid

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I would stay Far Far Away from that Lathe in the OP link and
on HobbyKing.

Looking at the Video it is obvious it can't do anything but
wood and plastic. Yeah I saw it drill in aluminum. I have
a drill for that.

It is also not CNC (Computer Numeric Control) enabled since
it only has one small motor.
It is more of a HNC (Human Numeric Control). Just more
Chinese BS marketing hype..

I wouldn't spend any $$ on that. Like was mentioned above
I'd be looking fior a deal on a better quality used Lathe.


Jerry

You can contact us at any time on our Website: J.BAUER Electronics
I think the second link is without CNC motors .. but the first one is supposed to have another motor for each axis, up to 3 for milling machine. That's also why the DX is twice the price.
 

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Picked up my Lathe today. It was smaller than i thought
Looks strong and sturdy anyway i started turning and was going well till the power cap thing for the motor gave up! So down maplins tomorrow and hopefully sort that then il upload pictures of my first heatsink :)

Which is better aluminium brass or copper?


Richard
 

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I think the second link is without CNC motors .. but the first one is supposed to have another motor for each axis, up to 3 for milling machine. That's also why the DX is twice the price.
I just reread the DX listing twice to make absolutely sure
of what I was saying.
The DX Lathe is the same as the one on HobbyKing..
The DX Lathe DOES NOT include 3 motors for CNC control

This is what is included (taken from the DX link listing)
- Packing list:
- 1 x Sticker
- 1 x Drive belt cover
- 1 x Machine bed (long)
- 1 x Counter shaft
- 1 x Motor
- 1 x Machine bed (short)
- 1 x Machine vice
- 1 x Intermediate piece (U10)
- 1 x Intermediate piece (U11)
- 1 x Lever for drilling
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 1 x Small Slide (U3)
- 1 x Small Slide (U5)
- 1 x Tailstock
- 1 x Big Slide
- 6 x Collets (0.5-6mm)
- 1 x Three-jaw chuck
- 1 x Jig-saw casing
- 1 x Jig-saw table
- 1 x Gage
- 1 x Jig-saw base
- 2 x Jig-saw cap
- 2 x Screw (2.2 x 13mm)
- 2 x Saw blade
- 1 x Eccentric
- 1 x 3.5mm Brass collet
- 1 x Fixation of turning tool
- 1 x 12V Transformer


Maybe my eyes are getting weaker but I can't see
any mention of CNC Motors or supplies or anything
associated with CNC...

Maybe I missed something... Perhaps you could point
it out for me...:thinking:


Jerry

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richard86

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Either way. I very much doubt you could turn any metal with that thing..
It needs to be solid.

Mine was cheap and it was cuting like a hot knife thru butter.. Ha
Im just hoping the motor aint gone or its gunna cost me.
Ive read up and if this, Motor run capacitor 250v 8uf. Is broken the motor what work properly.
So im gunna get that replaced tomorrow for under $10

Richard
 

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Maybe my eyes are getting weaker but I can't see
any mention of CNC Motors or supplies or anything
associated with CNC...
Maybe I missed something... Perhaps you could point
it out for me...:thinking:
Indeed CNC is not cited anywhere on the page. Maybe it never was !
 

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Ok so i replaced the broken motor run capacitor and its back up and running.
10 mins later My first heatsink


Now got to wait for my dremel tool and cutting disks to finish it off

Richard
 




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