I’m going to blog my upgrade project where I’m adding the 800W water cooled spindle from G-Penny. This spindle is a little larger than the standard 80W spindle (per the manufacturer quote)
The spindle size 65x195mm, longer than the average 800w spindle. Spindle torque is greater than the other brands. Quality is very good. Also the spindle is 4 bearings. Usually 800w just have 2 or 3 bearings.So you can use long time.
The dimensions of the spindle are 195mm x 65mm so it fits into the Makita insert and standard mount. I did a weight comparison to the Dewalt
Dewalt = 1525g (excluding power cord)
G-Penny = 2800g (no water & excluding cord)
So it’s 1.83 times as heavy as the stock Dewalt router. Some of you guys expressed interest if it’d work with the stock Shapeoko without the HDZ and that seems too heavy to me. I have the HDZ so I’m not worried about the extra weight especially since I see guys putting 2.2KW monsters on theirs.
So other than that I’ve just taken the stock drag chains off the machine and getting ready to put the 40x15 mm drag chains on the machine but need to add new aluminum pieces to support it first. I’ll add pics of that when I’m done with that step.
Anyway I’m retired so this will be a slow pace project that I work on when the weather cooperates and I feel like it. So don’t get impatient. LOL