Has anyone on here CNC'd one of Arc Euro's X1 mills, or am I wasting my
time, all my other stuff is on the large side i.e. Archdale & Bridgeport
millers, Mascot and DSG lathes etc. I only want this small mill for doing
small steam fittings or am I going to be disappointed on its performance,
noise, poor machined slides etc.
Any comments welcome.
One point - he used DIN plugs for the motor connections - nowt wrong
with that except they are a PIA to wire up without getting pin-to-pin
shorts and the plugs don't lock into the sockets (disconnecting a
powered stepper motor can fry some drives). 4-pin XLR plugs/sockets
are a better bet.
Yes they are DIN plugs, but they are the locking sort. cheaper that 4
pin XLRs i think, and not much trickier to solder. I you look in the
photos you can see the locking collar. My (Professional Sound)
experience with XLRs suggests the locking mechanism could be better
(leads pull out on stage, sound goes off...), these have a screw
collar, which I suspect might be a bit better. Then again, these leads
dont get plugged and unplugged many times a day.