Ive been running makita since shapeoko 2 and when I got the x carve with 24v spindle, first run cutting CF, i immediately say what a joke, this wont even cut clean on very shallow cut. Lol. Quickly bought 611 mounting and make sime adapter for makita and bamm, back on business.
I think so. As an router of course. I am Dewalt user. Always fascinated for Makita. It is great choice. Other than that, if you want to go with Spindle options, that is different. But don’t confuse yourself. Makita is perfect for anything, also quieter than Dewalt, better speed control.
What about just use a plastic/pvc tube/pipe 60-65mm inner size. Split it and snap it around the Macita as a shim. That should work with the Dewalt bracket.
The special Makita alu bracket looked wery nice
I think @AlanDavis said it, the Makita is a very good choice and may I dare say better than the Dewalt . I went with it (not received yet) mainly because it was a lower price point for me here in Canada, and then found out after I ordered it it’s a very good option. I think there is a discussion on the Shapeoko forum about it comparing it directly to the Dewalt, might be worth checking out!
Besides all known goodness, Makita have Bearing module which is so easier to change, Brush life is longer and cheaper and easier to change, vibration ratio is very close to that expensive spindles, I’m not even talking about power.
I think Makita is the spindle/router of choice now. Lower price. I can buy it here in Norway. No shipping and import tax/vat.
I can go more advanced later with VFD and another spindle when I have played around for some time
I can tell you from personal experience that the Makita router with the 3d printed spacers from this thread works great!
You are going to need some new colletts for it to enable use of bits with different shank sizes. Check out these: http://www.elairecorp.com/makitaroutercollets.html
Still waiting for mine… Took Elaire 11 days to get my stuff in the mail. Should arrive the coming week
Nice to see that teardown. If I have to do another IoT type of build then it will make it back on my list of considerations. That being said, I have a few Solid State Relays now that do the trick and I did “go that route”.
Mounted under the table that the X-Carve is on next to the X-Contorller… works a treat.
This is probably the most straight forward and less costly way to go. Have you tried it with anything more than a spindle (e.g. spindle and shop vac)? I wonder how this would handle (and how hot it would get) @10A for a few hours non-stop.