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    Quote Originally Posted by justanengineer
    If this is David, welcome and please stay in touch.

    Personally I think ~$20k is appropriate for a small professional built machine of that calibre. It doesnt look like one of the cheap conversions to me, more of a scaled version of a real tool with a nice control.
    Didn't say it wasn't appropriate, just said I can't swing that. I was hoping for something around 14 or 15 max. I agree though, it looks well executed and that aint Mach3 and some steppers thrown on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photomankc
    I agree though, it looks well executed and that aint Mach3 and some steppers thrown on it.
    +1 It looks well made, although you can't seem much of the mechanical details in the video. Dave mentions that he scaled down the VMC-15, which I presume he also helped design. He describes using heavy wall chromoly weldments instead of cast iron -- I'd love to see under the covers

    A new HAAS TM-1, by comparison, is $26,900:

    http://www.haascnc.com/mt_spec1.asp?...LROOM_MILL_VMC
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazlo

    A new HAAS TM-1, by comparison, is $26,900:

    http://www.haascnc.com/mt_spec1.asp?...LROOM_MILL_VMC
    4000 rpm spindle - a real slowpoke

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbag
    4000 rpm spindle - a real slowpoke


    Besides, Dave's just overdriving a standard 3600 RPM induction motor -- no reason you couldn't do the same on the HAAS VFD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lazlo


    Besides, Dave's just overdriving a standard 3600 RPM induction motor -- no reason you couldn't do the same on the HAAS VFD.
    To be fair...
    TM-1P Starting at $33,995.00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbag
    To be fair...
    TM-1P Starting at $33,995.00.
    Yup, and they rapidly rise from there.

    A TM1 is a rather large mill by comparison tho compared to what David is offering. Yes, theyre both on the "small" end of the VMC spectrum comparatively, but its kind of like comparing a Bport to a Clausing. If all you need is a small envelope and room for other machines his might be preferred. Without taking the time to look into specs, I assume the TM1 would also suck down the electricity quite a bit more = significantly higher cost of running.
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    I'm interested to know how many people are prepared to part with $18,500 based solely on a short youtube video?

    Has anybody seen any detailed info?

    Phil

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    Quote Originally Posted by beanbag
    4000 rpm spindle - a real slowpoke
    It is very simple to change the TM-1 to 6000 rpm, it takes about 5 minutes making a few parameter changes at the control panel. The reason it comes with a 4000 RPM spindle is for safety as it is an open machine. I briefly owned a TM-1 and it was set for 6000 RPM, even my TL-1 has had the spindle RPM increased.
    Mark Hockett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Hockett
    It is very simple to change the TM-1 to 6000 rpm, it takes about 5 minutes making a few parameter changes at the control panel. The reason it comes with a 4000 RPM spindle is for safety as it is an open machine. I briefly owned a TM-1 and it was set for 6000 RPM, even my TL-1 has had the spindle RPM increased.
    Overclocking a CNC machine?
    Does that void the warranty?

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