Will a 2.2 KW spindle work on a Shapeoko XL/XXL


(Dan Karau) #1

Just about to pull the pin and purchase a XL/XXL…wondering if anyone has put a 2.2 kw water cooled spindle on one of these. Main concern would be the 12 lbs weight of this spindle on the z axis belt and obviously any flex caused by the weight on the gantry as a whole.


(William Adams) #2

It’s been done for 1.5KW dating back to the Shapeoko 2: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Spindle_Options#1KW_and_over