Raise of hands owners of new 5 Pro with Spindle

If you have purchased a new 5 Pro with Spindle was your setup and first run successful? No spindle issues?

Mine was all good, ran with the router for a bit until my spindle came in, but its been great so far.

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Yes, I have not had any issues.

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No issues with mine, had it on my Pro XXL prior to purchasing my 5

Scott

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I had some small bump and hurdles to get it up and running, but no issues were related to the spindle. And I will say that all the issues I had I reported to support and the were very prompt in their response (always within the same day) and they sent out all necessary parts quickly and without question. Props to the Carbide 3D support team.

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No issues with mine - purchased with the machine a couple of months ago.

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Appreciate the input, I’m pulling the trigger shortly, need a 2x4 machine to complement my 3xl. Couple questions plz.

At the end of a single tool path or between tool changes will the spindle shut down? I like that feature so I can concentrate on other wood chuck chores.

I’m reading you can type in commands in the sofware to turn on and off outside of a cut file, but can you also turn on/off manually from the controller box?

The spindle will automatically stop spinning when finished with a path and when calling tool changes. There is a power interrupt toggle button on the spindle control box that for safety sake should be toggled off when not actually cutting or when performing tool changes.

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I bought a new spindle a few weeks after the 5 pro. I used a normal router at first, the machine works flawlessly. However, when I got the spinlde, I used the short piggy tail spindle adapter data cable to plug it in. Turns out, unlike all the other connection on the machine that cannot be plugged in incorrectly due to the plug configuration, the the adapter can be plugged in up side down. I did that and it blew a board inside the spindle controller. Wating for another. But when I tried to initialize the spindle, the incorrect plug in led to a ‘pop’ sound and then smoking. I feel like the adapter cable should be made so that each side can only be plugged in one way, or make the adapter so that if you try to plug in the six-pin incorrectly, it won’t go. The risk of doing so comes at too high of a cost (smoke and potential fire). Super happy with my machine though, I’ve never done CNC before. I’ve already produced three remarkable peices that my wife is exctatic about. I’ve alreay sold one of those and I’ve only had the machine for a few days.

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