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by nikonwalker
Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Desperate for some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Desperate for some advice

Hi 4D
I did as you suggested , I found a build up of grease on the Z limit across the terminals , cleaned it up and all working great. I am amazed at how something so small created a nightmare for me....
Again thanks

Terry
by nikonwalker
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Desperate for some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Desperate for some advice

Thank you , I will do all you suggested
Terry
by nikonwalker
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Desperate for some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Desperate for some advice

I would try probotix support but they sent me an email a while ago saying support costs $500 per hour , thats out of my leaugue, thats why i try the forum
by nikonwalker
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:21 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Desperate for some advice
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Desperate for some advice

Hi, I have the asteroid and its a great machine , I use it about 3-4 times per week. I used it last night without any issues. I went to turn it on today and it said y axis limit switch error , its was not at its limit but I couldnt get it to work. Checked out the wiki page and did as suggested , cle...
by nikonwalker
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Open Talk
Topic: Air cooled Spindle
Replies: 0
Views: 728

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: 522

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: 5557

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: 5557

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: 5557

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: 5557

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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