Our kit is in Customs. I’m sure it will be on its way again soon. Today I took a look at the Ozito router in Bunnings. The attraction of it (apart from being slightly cheaper) is that the Z-axis modifications can be done on the outside. I’ve had a good look at it, and a good look at the ideas on this forum, but until the box arrives (which contains the Z-axis kit) it won’t be totally clear. Certainly the Bosch modifications are better documented here.
Thanks for the welcome! Yes the Ozito is a possibility, however Ozito tools are low quality and I suspect there would be a bit of run out in the spindle assembly. It would be a very cheap way to get started and could always be replaced with a better quality unit once one was happy that the Maslow was able to give you what you need.
I’m in Auckland as well. If you go for the Bosch POF 1200 AE router, I have a spare leadscrew, nut & coupling which I’d be willing to part with if you cover my costs. Still need to fabricate Z-axis adapter and bracket.
For folks from New Zealand and in particular, Auckland what about a meet up? There a few of us and I suspect most of us are Maslow newbies but not all. Be good for moral and to compare notes… Any support for the idea?
Could be interested in a catch up, depending on date/time.
Also would be interested it know what bit’s you guys are running or if you’ve found a local supplier? Bunnings and M10 don’t seem to stock anything useful. I see there are a few bit’s available on TradeMe, but I’m not sure if they would be suitable.
Just a quick update (for those who care). For various reasons the project hadn’t started for a while, however, we’re onto it now.
We have assembled the electronics and programmed the Arduino. We have a tablet ready for Ground Control, but that has a bit of a pod on right now. We’ll fix it.
The frame is assembled. We’ve made it a little shorter, and we’ve hinged the top edge and hung it off the wall. The cutting area and relationship between that and the top beam are the same as the default frame. Two swing arms prop the frame away from the wall at about 15°.