Hello my name is Jack and I purchased the XXL… Looking for recommendations for a good spindle… Thanks in advance Jack
The dewalt is a great place to start…
Thanks Mike… Now in your opinion… do you think the dewalt can do about anything and also how about longevity
I’ve been using the Dewalt 611 on my machine for about a year. Brushes are cheap, easy to replace, good for about 100 hours of continuous use, some pretty good evidence of more if you’re careful about dust. I think I saw one user who actually managed to wear out the bearings, but it sounded to me like it had many hard years of use as a handheld router beforehand.
I’ve cut aluminum, brass, hard and soft maple, walnut, oak, brazillian teak, and some of the hardest rosewood I’ve ever seen.
Thanks Mike that helps me out… I was looking at a couple of spindles on Amazon… 1500 watt… 2.2k ect… just wasn’t sure if that was the way to go or overkill…
There’s a bit about the differences between the Dewalt and the Makita here:
including a link to Winston Moy’s YouTube video on this:
and a list of all the options at: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Spindle_Options
Thanks Will… this helped
Either the DeWalt or the Makita will serve you well. I’ve only run DeWalt, for 2years now. Brush replacement is the only maintenance. I’ve thought I’ve killed mine a couple of times, only thing wrong was brushes worn to nubs.
Like @mikep I’ve cut many materials, no problems related to power or reliability.
Have fun with your new machine!
Thanks Griff… I’m going with the Dewalt
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