In order to take full advantage of the Dewalt 611 router I have discovered that I really need to replace the X motor. If I am cutting at the speed and depth the 611 allows I will occasionally see a missed step on the X axis.
So I ordered a new NEMA 23 motor (from Amazon because Inventables was out of stock) and 1/4 inch pulley from Inventables. The motor arrived yesterday and the pulley should be here tomorrow,
My question to the forum is: has anyone changed out the X motor on an assembled X-Carve? Putting the new motor on should be a piece of cake since the mounting holes for the 23 are tapped and do not require a nut on the other side. But it looks like getting the old 17 off may require taking apart the spindle mount and Z axis so I can reach the access holes to loosen the nuts on the 17.
Of course I would like to not take apart anymore than necessary so if anyone else has done this and has any advice I would appreciate hearing it.