Phil's help documents and Tutorials

re: sign price calculator. The prices calculated in the XL sheet, are those your current charges for signs? And, since it allows you to price in LEDs, do you have particular ones you use since you offer 3 options? Do you have links you could share for those products?


Should the “use last home” work if you’re importing gcode and not using an Easel design?

Thanks, Phil, for the post and the reply. What am I doing wrong if it doesn’t work? The one time I trusted it it headed southeast and buzzed through a clamp before I could stop it.

I’m importing gcode from vcarve that otherwise works pretty well, but as you guessed, changing bits and keeping accuracy is a challenge.

Also, if I’m not working straight out of Easel, I don’t get an option to use the probe-- if someone could point me at how to do that I’d appreciate it.

The stepper motor company has the motors for sale but the shipping is really high
Wish it wasn’t $57 to ship!
Same order from Ebay is US $23.00 for shipping.

That’s why the price is so low. They shove the price into the shipping. It’s kinda clickbaity.

You can get them from Amazon from the same company with free shipping.

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Amazon, I paid $98 free ship (not prime)

I found this on eBay, might be an option. I have no idea if this is a reputable seller or a good product, so buyer beware.

I put 4 in my cart and shipping was estimated at $11.39, though that ships from Spring, TX which isn’t too far from me.

Subtotal (4 items): $130.16
Shipping to 75402: $11.39
Sales Tax: $10.60
Discounts: - $13.04
Total: $139.11

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Took a look! Definitely allot easier to find info! Keep up the great work! And thank you for sharing your unlimited amount of knowledge.

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People will find a way! :stuck_out_tongue:

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That was a good idea to put everything in one place. Don’t forget to put a search box on the website :wink:

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yes a site will be better as you can control it better.

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Update on this. I ordered 4 of these for the new CNC and received 1 in the mail today. I sent a message to the seller, but no word back yet. I’ll update this again when I hear from them.

The one that I did receive looks like any other generic stepper, so I’m hopeful it will work out OK when they send me the 3 missing ones.

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The seller responded early the next morning and shipped out the missing 3 motors and controllers. Had then 2 days later.

Hopefully I’ll have the new CNC assembled and running this week.


Does that mean I have to use blue loctite to hold the DP-1250 to my 611 router??? :rofl:

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Of course, what was I thinking??? :wink:

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Do you happen to have any tip documents on making the move from using Easel to UGS as a gcode sender?

I saw some quick mention of setting some gcodes related to zero, didn’t know if that was something that needs to be dealt with in a way different from Easel.

No rush, not doing anything tonight, but recent discussions elsewhere are making the idea of a workflow completely free of Easel something to have on the back burner.

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Thanks Phil, will watch tomorrow, Curb Your Enthusiasm is on now and I’m listening to a lesson on fatwa sex…

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