usLEDsupply wrote:How do you like in now that you have had it a bit?
Where did you get the new holders or did you make them?
My IS 510 should be here next week and i am worried about the standard dust shoe not working well enough and this may be the ticket:-)
I like the new setup. I did make the tool holders I can send you the file if you want to make them. The dust shoe they come with now is better than the one my machine came with back in 2014 so you may want to try it before you decided to make the change they wanted around $350 to upgrade mine to the latest dust shoe and I was not confident it would work well so I was not willing to gamble the $$. There is a down side to this style tool holder you are limited to how large a tool will fit. The max tool that could be loaded in the holder would be about 1.5" the tool holders measure about 1.95" and you need to have enough surface area for the collet chuck to rest on the holder. I have a spoilboard surfacing bit that doesn't fit in the rack but to me that is no big deal I never left it in the rack anyway. I just load that bit by hand send it to do a tool height surface the spoilboard remove it by hand change the bit and send the new bit back to the height switch and I am good to go. It would be a disaster to have it try and do a tool change with the big bit loaded.
I will add when I made my tool holders I made the bore 1" so if I wanted to load a larger tool than 1" I could bore the holder out to 1.625" but I would not make it any bigger than that. The largest tool I use is .625" and most of them are much smaller.