Hi VHS, it’s been a while!
I’ve got a Grizzly G0619 modified with a CNC Fusion stepper + ballscrew kit, as well as a PC controller and related parts, and a bunch of R8 tooling. Is this something VHS would be interested in as a donation (perhaps with a first right of purchase @ $1 if VHS ever decides to dispose of it?)
This is on a pickup basis, from a basement in East Vancouver (~6 steps down). The pickup would need to happen between ~Aug 25 and ~Sept 7th. The machine is > 200kg, so moving it safely requires some thought.
-Grizzly G0619 w/CNC Fusion stepper + ballscrew kit installed. (original parts still handy)
-PC, stepper PS & stepper controller integrated into a pretty nice box
-I purchased the G0619 and CNC conversion kit at the same time, around 2010
-After the conversion it had relatively low blacklash, but surprisingly poor cut quality under any sort of load
-I got busy with work and various other things, using it only lightly for several years
-Around 2016/7 I finally tore the machine down searching for the source of poor cut quality, and found that saddle had a disastrously defective factory grind. I acquired a replacement saddle from Grizzly, and rebuilt the controller box.
-It appears to be running much better now, but I haven’t had further time to fully test it.
-I’m (sort of)moving soon