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Re: BRIDGEPORT SERIES II CNC MILL W/ BOSS 6 CONTROL RETROFIT
« Reply #30 on: May 11, 2011, 11:53:02 AM »
Joe,
Good job on the retrofit! I did a Series I BOSS 6 and kept the original steppers, Gecko 203's and run then @ 65V/7A. I have had no problems at all for the last 2 years. I also limit my speeds to 100 IPM. Just be aware that your BOSS 5 has no gearing (belt) so your speeds will be slower. Boss 6 and newer have a 2.5:1 drive. I think you will be well served for putting these machines back in production if they aren't wore out. Mine still holds tenths. I reused as many parts as I could to save on components including the original (modified) heat sinks for the Geckos.
Good job.
Dean
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