Shapeoko VFD and the 5 Pro

Can the Shapeoko VFD take 1/2" collects? And will the 5 Pro handle the bigger endmills?

The 65mm diameter VFD spindle kit:

uses ER-11 collets, so maxes out at 8mm (5/16")

The Shapoko HDM has an 80mm spindle w/ an ER-20 collet, so goes up to 1/2" — it is my understanding that we have an 80mm spindle in development for the SO5 Pro, but no idea what collet system it will have, nor when it might be available.

Check in w/ the folks at and hopefully they can share more specifics.

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