DIY CNC Gear and Tools we use but don't sell.

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DIY CNC Gear and Tools we use but don't sell.

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Hello. I repeatably get asked, oh while i got you on the phone...what monitor do you use? what crimpers do you like? what prox switches are good?, what heat shrink is good? etc.etc.. so in an effort to answer those questions i started this page.. "DIY CNC Gear and Tools we use but don't sell." https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html
The page is just a start, but i hope to add more items to it as i get the time.

Also if you have something you think would be a good thing to add that you think might make life easier for the next guy post it here on this thread so, maybe a new CNC builder can gain from all our time of trial and error using different tools and such so they can do it right the first time!
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Anyone have suggestions on cable to use for limit switches that is oil resistant and made for constant flexing, like on a knee mill?
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Post by tblough »

I use Igus Chainflex M CF898

https://www.igus.com/product/1110
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Post by Sword »

Keith, just a note on those Proximity sensors, they are listed as NC, but I received NO and they were without the labels stating such.

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Post by DannyB »

tblough wrote: Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:49 am I use Igus Chainflex M CF898

https://www.igus.com/product/1110

+1. There are other similar chainflex products that work as well.

Automationdirect sells a number of the chainflex products by the foot.
It's slightly cheaper to by them from igus directly, but a little more of a hassle.
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Post by frijoli »

cnckeith wrote: Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:24 pm .. "DIY CNC Gear and Tools we use but don't sell." https://www.centroidcnc.com/centroid_di ... _gear.html
Keith, thanks for starting this.
The proximity sensors from the Amazon location, I received are PNP, not NPN.
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Post by cnckeith »

hmmm.. add says NPN and mike and i got the NPN version.. send them back. :-)
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