7/31/2020 update - Z Slider Upgrade for ALL!

No need to apologize for being a newbie.

A few things off the top of my head:

  • Drag knife, great for cutting wood laminate, leather, and several other things that do better with a knife blade than a spinning cutter
  • sharpie, do drawings or layout
  • permanent cloth markers, make t-shirts
  • a diamond scratch tool, marking glass and metal
  • laser, engraving, and cutting
  • small air drill, much better than the router for drilling lots of holes
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Wow I’ve got so much to learn how exciting I want to learn as much as I can.

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It is great but realize that there WILL be frustration. That is one reason I’m not too disappointed to not got one of the first ones out. By the time mine arrives there will be folk that have already worked through things unique to the onefinity and be able to help me with those.

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Just to clarify . . . Will Onefinity be offering an 80mm spindle or just the mount?

Hey Stephen… Just the mount.

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The improved slider appears more stable and increases the height we are able to cut. They are also going to be working on a mount that will allow us to mount an 80mm spindle, increasing the power of tool and size of bits we can use. It’s a wonderful upgrade.

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So I assume that after the pre-buys are shipped, the new units will have the original Z slider and you will sell the extended unit as an upgrade?

My guess is that the longer Z will become standard and the price will reflect that.

@onefinitycnc, what say you?

The longer, beefier Z slider IS standard! It will be the only one that ships. And NO price increase because of it!

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What a nice surprise! I’m very glad I got in early and looking forward to my new “toy.”

Very excited about this news.

Quick question: is the router bracket replaceable? Or will we have to replace the entire z-axis slider to use an 80mm spindle or something like a 69mm DeWalt 611. I can’t really tell from the picture.

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Hey Nicky… You can replace just the spindle mount. You’ll need to remove the bottom bracket and unscrew the Ball Screw. We’ll have instructions on how to do it once it’s available. Talk soon…

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This is great on one hand but on the other I’m bummed. I got my machine 2 weeks too soon. Haha

Hi, The original post was from a year ago. I think you’re ok.

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A few things off the top of my head:

** Drag knife, great for cutting wood laminate, leather, and several other things that do better with a knife blade than a spinning cutter*
** sharpie, do drawings or layout*
** permanent cloth markers, make t-shirts*
** a diamond scratch tool, marking glass and metal*
** laser, engraving, and cutting*
** small air drill, much better than the router for drilling lots of holes*

Does anyone offer any of these suggested tools such as the drag knife, Sharpie or pen holder, or a GoPro mount?

They all sound like something that could be 3D printed but I don’t have a 3D printer so wondering if anyone has created these and offers them for sale. I could see me using all three.

I have recently bought a Donek drag knife. It works well.
I also have a laser. Finally Boring Research sells a drag engraver. You have options with the 1F…

I wrote a Python script to help me post-process Lightburn files for the drag knife.

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I’m actively working on a (simpler than it sounds) multi-Sharpie magazine and changer system. If you’re interested in helping test and improve it, DM me an address and I’ll send you a prototype or two.

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www.rowdyroman.com @RowdyRoman offers a go pro mount. Perhaps he can assist with the other things you’ve mentioned.

All orders? Mine is #20715 - it hasn’t been built yet. So I’ll get mine with this upgrade?

According to the post by Onefinity, the “upgrade” was to the pre-production specs. The lesser spec was never produced. Every unit made has the upgrade.