Lets talk about the teased Carbide3D Spindle Kit. I’m pretty sure I don’t “need” it, but will admit that I “want” it. So I’ve been looking at Carbide3D’s picture of the spindle on their HDM…
… it is taller than the standard router, and I am assuming that it can be positioned/clamped higher or lower (in the HDZ) depending on your available height and/or bit-clearance needs.
Here is my current setup, positioned at the top of the Z range. From the top of the current Carbide 3D router I’ve got roughly 7 inches of clearance before hitting my dust collection port/hose.
I’m assuming the other end of all the hoses and wires coming from the Carbide 3D Spindle kit is a water pump and a break-out box for the spindle electronics. I would want to mount this in my lower chamber (along with all the other electronics) but I don’t know if there is a length limit on the water hose. Really want to know what other people have done.
- Do you think the Carbide 3D Spindle kit would fit in my enclosure without modifying my current dust collection setup?
- What’s your guess at the price range for the Carbide 3D Spindle kit?
- Is the Carbide 3D Spindle a 65mm mount? I have the older style HDZ mount, don’t know if I would need the newer design and/or the 80mm mount.
- I’m guessing this spindle is brushless, what are the (yearly?) maintenance items as compared to the stock router?