Got any stepper motors for cheep? I think nema 34's will work , I want to power the X axis and maybe the Y on my benchtop mill . I have (or have components to build) controllers and power supplies , can fabricate mounts and the rest in house . I actually had an 18v HF drill motor all but mounted , using a PWM controller and a 13.5 volt supply . At the speeds I need it didn't have enough torque - though I may revisit that setup now that I can cut gears . And speaking of cutting gears , how about cutting pulleys for cogged belts , anybody got experience doing that that they'd like to share ?
8 years ago