Spindle Choice

Spindle Choice

Postby capdenny » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:33 am


I am new to the cnc world. I am a wood worker and just purchased a china cnc this christmas. Today I was cutting out a heart from a piece of walut when the spindle broke. So I am looking for a new spindle, so could I get some suggestions on what spindle I should get. Money is an issue so I will have to stay with an air cooled one. The one that broke was a 400 w spindle. I would like to go bigger but I do not know where to look or what to look for. So could someone please help me?

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Re: Spindle Choice

Postby martin54 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:30 pm

When you say the spindle broke what do you mean ? If it just stopped working then it could either be the spindle or the VFD at fault, you need to determine which before you go spending any money :lol: :lol:

There are a few posts about spindles on the forum already so a search might throw up some useful info for you. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Spindle Choice

Postby ger21 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:38 pm

Those 400w "spindles" are not much more than a motor with a spindle shaft attached.

If you want something better, you'd need to step up to something like this.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/0-8KW-Air-Cool ... SwOfdZsfue

The cheapest route would be a laminate trimmer, which would still be much better than the 400w spindle that came with the machine.
https://www.amazon.com/Makita-RT0701C-1 ... te+trimmer
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Re: Spindle Choice

Postby Leo » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:17 pm

Do you have a warranty on the machine?

You should contact the company and ask for a new spindle.
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