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by Mimbler
Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX
Replies: 10
Views: 4317

Re: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX

The Porter Cable 73xx routers are not the same as the Dewalt 611. The one that's pretty similar to the Dewalt 611 is the Porter Cable 450. We looked at the 73xx router a while back and most of them we saw had poor runout in the router itself. Not trying to talk anyone into anything, just wanted to ...
by Mimbler
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX
Replies: 10
Views: 4317

Re: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX

I think you'll be fine. That is the same as the dewalt. I have both and only the color is different.
Mike
by Mimbler
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX
Replies: 10
Views: 4317

Re: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX

Which porter cable is it? if it is the 7310, I think it is the same as the dewalt but under a different brand. If you already have it, you can measure the runout and see if you would be happy with it.
Mike
by Mimbler
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX
Replies: 10
Views: 4317

Re: Shark Piranha vs Piranha FX

I can't speak as to whether the add-ons will work (I have the plain piranha and have the same question), but don't get the colt. Get a dewalt 611 as it has much less runout. Precise bits will not even make a precision collet for the colt anymore. I have both and the dewalt with a precision collet me...
by Mimbler
Tue Sep 22, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: CNC Shark videos
Topic: New Piranha FX owner
Replies: 4
Views: 5148

Re: New Piranha FX owner

Rick, that is a good question and the answer is yes/no/kinda! The Z axis will still move up and down 3 inches of course. But... if you have a really long bit in the router your spoiler board might keep you from using some of the uppermost z movement.l But...you can slide the router up in the clamp s...
by Mimbler
Mon Sep 21, 2015 8:15 am
Forum: Software. Programming
Topic: Tiling offset
Replies: 7
Views: 3895

Re: Tiling offset

Do you have a problem, or are you just bragging? :) Seriously, .002 over that distance in wood seems like nothing to me. A change in humidity could cause the workpiece to swell or shrink by that much. Even machining metal, one or two thousandths over any distance with moving setups is hard to achiev...
by Mimbler
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: CNC Shark videos
Topic: New Piranha FX owner
Replies: 4
Views: 5148

Re: New Piranha FX owner

Rick, I got the basic Piranha the first of this year, and share your impression of the documentation. But...the machine is great and has exceeded expectations. For the router/spindle portion, this forum and the vectric forum as well as the vectric tutorials will let you figure it out pretty quickly....
by Mimbler
Sun Sep 20, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: CNC Shark
Topic: Would anyone find this useful?
Replies: 8
Views: 2067

Re: Would anyone find this useful?

Bob, looking forward to future lessons. I didn't download the first one because I don't have photocarve, but really like to learn about the shark from experienced users,
Mike
by Mimbler
Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Setting up the Shark
Topic: Touch Plate Preference Settings / Z offset issue
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Touch Plate Preference Settings / Z offset issue

On my piranha it is off by .019. It is totally consistent. The only thing you should be careful of is to insure your controller remembers your setting. On the piranha, it forgets everytime it is turned off, so I need to reset the offset whenever I use the touchplate after turning off the machine. NW...
by Mimbler
Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: Shark Pro
Topic: DRASTIC Z DEPTHS CHANGES
Replies: 3
Views: 3568

Re: DRASTIC Z DEPTHS CHANGES

4 year Shark Pro user. Haven't seen this one yet. Using the pocket clearing option with a Vbit tool path I notice the depth goes from .045" deep to .100" while running the tap file. I E stop it, then hit return to zero. So no spiral cutter drift. It goes back to my preset zero without any depth cha...