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by nikonwalker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Air cooled Spindle
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Air cooled Spindle

Hi I have had my asteroid for 2 years now and no issues. This weekend when changing a router bit I noticed the bottom of the spindle a bit hot , still works OK. I havent changed the amount of use or even the material I machine. Can the spindle over 2 years suck in stuff from the air and cause the ov...
by nikonwalker
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Laser retrofit
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Laser retrofit

Hi guys,

Just wondering if anyone has bought the laser retrofit and installed it .
I just want to know how the setup went, and its performance.
I have the asteroid and thinking of buying one
Terry
by nikonwalker
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

Wow, what an adventure to get to this stage , everything is up and running, spent the weekend making some plaques for family, made a couple of mistakes but managed to put them down to experience, they say you learn by your mistakes. So impressed with the Probotix Asteroid , what a quality piece of m...
by nikonwalker
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

Hi Marc, I took delivery of my Asteroid machine yesterday and set it up. Very impressed with the quality, but they didnt load the software that I bought , ( Vectric2D Desktop ), I am finding LinuxCNC rather difficult to work with. I tried to download Vectric's trial version but not successful , a hu...
by nikonwalker
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:33 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

Re: New To CNC , Sydney Australia

Just an update, have purchased the Probotix Asteriod machine and expect to take delivery of it this week , been a long journey with freight, Australian Customs and Australian Quarantine.
Hope it has all been worth it
Terry
by nikonwalker
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New To CNC , Sydney Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 4868

New To CNC , Sydney Australia

Hi guys, new to CNC , haven't a machine yet but been doing lots of research, have honed in on the Probotix " ASTEROID ". This is a huge investment for me but it is going to be my retirement project. I would really like to hear from an Aussie that has purchased from Probotix to give me some...

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