I just recently purchased a Sherline 5500 mill with a Microkinetics
conversion on it. I have some questions that I seem to be having more
trouble than I thought finding the answers to.
here is the ebay link
1. When I turn the handles that are attached to the stepper motors
there is quite a bit of resistance and a sound kinda like that of gears
turning. Putting oil on my machine helped a bit but not much. The
question is, is the resistance because of the stepper motors or because
something is wrong with my mill.
2.What's a collet? Why do I need it? Where the heck does that long bolt
thing go(I could be getting two things confused). Why can't I just use
a chuck to hold endmills.
3.What are some things I should know. I mean.. most of the sites on the
net go like this. Here is the box my mill came in! Oh look I put it
together! Look how it works! yay! They rarely tell me anything tho.
Things like what not to do ever. Or what to adjust most often. etc..
4. Is xylotex a good brand as far as controller cards go?
5. With the mill came 4 endmills, a jacobs chuck, and a hand-tighten
jacobs chuck. What other tools/accessories will I most definately need
before I can cut something?
6. Any other tips?
16 years ago