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CNC - FAQ & Tips
Sales Questions - sales@pdjinc.com
Technical Questions - pdj@pdjinc.com

FAQ
Specfication sheet - Click this.
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All this Quality at such a low price – HOW? Our goal has always been “Help those that want
to create”. Our mission is to build a family of makers and grow with them.
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Payment options - The best method is a Bank Transfer, we also except Paypal (+ 2.9%
paypal fee) and their LOAN service "Bill Me Later", or snail mail business or cashier’s
check. Email us for your quote, an invoice, or more information.
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Our lead time goal is 4 weeks, 4 to 6 weeks depending on our current work load. In the
meantime we get you started on the software side.
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We offer 2 CNC designs;
The differences between the Pilot Pro CNC and the 5 Prime CNC is -
Pilot Pro CNC - 5" Z axis and 12" Z axis
5 Prime CNC - 20" Z axis
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The 4th axis - 12" Z axis is recommended for 4th axis operation. The Pilot Pro with 12" Z
option or the 5 Prime is requiered.

The BC drive (2 DOF) - The 4th and 5th axis mounted on the Z axis. 5 Prime CNC with 20"
Z axis travel is recommended.
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Setting up the BC drive is easy to do - Here is a video on how to do it

TIPS

Tutorials on some things you can do from Vectric - Click This.
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Setting up the VFD - Click this
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Cutting aluminum - Use the right cutter, 2 flute helix. Use spiral entry for Z axis.
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The control box should be the last turned on and the first turned off. First power up the PC, then start mach3, now the control box. Reverse to turn off.
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Never remove the ball nut from the lead screw or the ball bearing will fall out, email for instructions.
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Do I use grease? No, use only 30w oil on the rails and lead screws. The ball nuts need grease fittings to plug the hole but just add an inch or so of oil forward and aft with an oil can on all linear moving parts.
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What do I do with hardware without a locking mechanism? Use medium thread lock on all hardware that does not use a lock washer or lock nut. Do not lock things down until everything is tested.
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3 to 6 Axis - Any Configuration
1) 3 axis typical X, Y, Z arrangement

2) 4th axis on the table (pancake style), 5th axis on the Z

3) 4th axis on the table (lathe style), 5th axis on the Z

4) 4th and 5th axis on the Z (BC drive)

5) Add a rotary axis to the table with #4 and it is a 6 axis machine.