80mm Spindle Weight

I’ve got the 80mm spindle along with the Onefinity mount for it. The first thing I noticed is that the spindle is a LOT heavier than the Makita router. Should the Z-axis stepper motor be upgraded or is it capable of handling that extra weight without a problem?

I have been on the forum for quite some time and do not recall seeing any concerns from spindle owners about the stepper motor being an issue with the added mass. I am sure others will share their real-life experiences soon.

I had the same concern. I asked the forum

80mm spindle and VFD choices - #53 by AndyP.

I bought and i stalled a 2.2kw 220v spindle (air cooled).

No problems that i can detect.

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