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Re: Archie's first cnc machine Bridgeport R2E4 Boss 9 to Mach 3
« Reply #30 on: February 18, 2013, 11:39:19 PM »
the FEAR thing again. you must do this or it MIGHT damage your engine.   this battle has already been won. but i guess it is rearing it's ugly head again.  as long as the computer is running dedicated to the machine and you are already comfortable with mach3 I am curious as to why you would even consider a different machine controller.
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Re: Archie's first cnc machine Bridgeport R2E4 Boss 9 to Mach 3
« Reply #31 on: February 19, 2013, 12:31:13 AM »
I think you are right. I am not going to go down that road I dont think. I\t would cost me twice the money despite them saying it is cheaper..

I will start ordering parts, starting with the VFD, then look into the Larken stuff. So 2 March I will get the machine and start gutting it.

Are the existing drives and controller worth anything? I see some on ebay, very expensive.

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Re: Archie's first cnc machine Bridgeport R2E4 Boss 9 to Mach 3
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2013, 01:46:46 PM »
Any forward steps? Did you get your encoder to viper squared up? Does the viper accept single ended 5wire encoder connections? thats what the BP has, the bei encoders.

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Re: Archie's first cnc machine Bridgeport R2E4 Boss 9 to Mach 3
« Reply #33 on: March 20, 2018, 10:42:59 PM »
bump
getting back on this project
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