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  • Michael on April 4, 2013

    Great tools!

    Hi …. I am new to this and need to pick your brain as what I need to do
    to get started in my router table soft ware etc…….

    I am building speakers and need this to prototype with. I started 3 years ago working on center channel that would give me a 15 foot sound stage
    and surrounds also. Well after hundreds of hours in research to find the right drivers I am at the building stage of cabinets….. the jig saw and router is very time consuming and little changes are labor intensive. Will be working with 3/4 to 1 ” MDF and later alu plate 1/4 to 3/8″.

    I can give you my number is that is a option…

    Thanks,

    Michael

  • feridon on June 6, 2014

    hi
    i need controller mach 3 but need Ethernet (lan) port
    u can help me ?

    • Bill Griggs on June 6, 2014

      Feridon,

      I can help you. You will need a license of Mach3 software. You can get a copy here.. You will also need a motion control device like the Ethernet Smoothstepper. You can get one of those here.

      Bill

  • Bill Griggs on June 11, 2014

    Dan,

    The Big Tex Screenset is now a paid add on. The author changed this to help pay for further development. There are several other screensets which will work with The Triple Edge Finder. Here are two that work well. Mach3 2010 screenset,
    Calyspo Ventures MachSTDMILL.

  • Beverly on July 7, 2014

    Hi Bill – A friend suggested I contact you about some CNC design sampling I need. Basically, I’m trying to find a way to carve out some detailed design lettering and/or graphic elements on the bed frames for our pet bed designs…I can supply art files…I usually work in Adobe Illustrator…if you want to check out, here’s the website…www.

    I checked out your videos – the eagle was pretty incredible – Would you be willing/able to talk with me about some options?

    Thanks! Bev

    • Bill Griggs on July 7, 2014

      Sure Bev.

      Nice talking to you today.

      Bill

  • Marc Nicoloudis on September 21, 2014

    Hi Bill,
    I am ordering a new machine with a handheld DSP Controller. Any ideas as to how one would go about 3 axis Z’ing with this setup? If you need more clarification, I can give you more information as I understand it. Thanks, Marc

    • Bill Griggs on September 21, 2014

      I will need more information Marc. Are you using Mach3 for your control software or something else?

  • Henri on November 12, 2014

    I went all through your site (i think), and I see nowhere that there is a discussion addressing the use of the edgefinder. I want to know how it works & how to put it into use. I use screen2010. The edgefinder might be something I’d be interested in, but I need to know to put it into use before I plunk down any $$$.
    Henri

    • Bill Griggs on November 14, 2014

      Henri,

      Thanks for the question. I will put up some more information about how the edge finder is used. I know of several user who are using the 2010 screenset successfully with the Triple Edge Finder. I will ask if one of them will post something. In the meantime, perhaps I could answer any questions you have directly? Here is a video about using tapered bits. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W-d5fH9XrQ. Also here is one with the general use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi87xAkoEj0.

      Bill

  • Angela on November 20, 2014

    Using your supplier do you know the cost to build a 4×4 machine?? Also you had talked about an aluminum one. Do you have plans for it? I have access to lasers to cut aluminum or steel parts. Thanks.

    • Bill Griggs on November 20, 2014

      Angela,

      I will reply directly to your email address.

      Bill

  • Dave on December 3, 2014

    Bill,

    Does your edge finder only work with Mach 3 control software? I have a large industrial Techno Isel router that uses proprietary windows based control software. It automates the Z axis zero process but nothing else. I like what you have done but not sure I can use it without a full tilt Mach 3 conversion for a servo powered machine.

    I am thinking about using one of the electronic depth setters that light up and place it on edge next to the work piece, like you do, and jog the X and Y axis to zero them out then jog 1/2 the bit diameter on both axis and re-zero to finally get the X and Y zero location… like using a wobbler.

    • Bill Griggs on December 8, 2014

      The Triple Edge Finder currently only works with Mach3.

  • Jean Nantel on December 19, 2014

    Bill,
    Do you ship to Canada?

    Thank you

    • Bill Griggs on December 19, 2014

      Jean,

      Yes we ship to Canada.

  • Jim on December 28, 2014

    Love the idea of your product, but I need something that does not conduct current as I using an all metal mill that would continually show a ground with your current product. Do you have something that would work for us metal workers?

    • Bill Griggs on January 1, 2015

      Jim,

      I am working on something for the mill. I do not have any details yet.

  • Bob Clark on January 23, 2015

    I live in germany and would like to order with creditcard and i can´t
    why??

    • Bill Griggs on January 23, 2015

      Bob,

      Paypal accepts credit cards.

  • gopikrishna vama guntupalli on February 15, 2015

    Dear sir,

    I want to build a cnc router and a laser cutting macchine for wood kindly provide me the plans, since the cost of shipping is high.

  • Bob Clark on February 25, 2015

    i have become my edge finder but no software to control it. i have mach 3 with licence, i thought i would becoume the probe with addon or wizird to go with it???

    • BIll on February 25, 2015

      Bob,

      You will need to add a Screenset to use the probing functions. You can get one by following this link. http://www.machsupport.com/software/downloads-updates/screensets/. Some of these are paid programs. I can recommend the following 3 Screensets. Mach3 2010 screenset, Mach3 Toolsetter by Big Tex and Calypso Ventures MachStd Mill.

      • Bill on February 26, 2015

        Machstdmill is free for personal use. They also have a professional version for a fee. Mach3 2010 has a free demo version and a paid version. The choice of Screensets is up to you. Also the scripts and code are available at CNCZone for free.

        If you have furher questions or want to return the product, contact me at billgriggs@themakersguide.com

  • jerry on July 19, 2015

    The Makers Guide to Setting up your Work Piece
    This free report will have you setting up your CNC router
    This bonus report is how Savvy Makers set up their workpieces

    You learn how to use Hold downs clamps to secure your work
    Repeatably set your work Zero.
    Double sided cutting tips.
    Make Smoother cuts without ripples.
    More accurate parts.

    hi. i recieved the makers guide. thanks for fast shipment. i didnt reciever the bonus report as mentioned on the website referenced above… thanks…

    • Bill Griggs on October 8, 2015

      Did you get the email I sent you?

  • Ted Pepin on August 27, 2015

    I saw a reference that told of the use of the Makers Guide with a Kflop controller, but lost track of the reference. Can you point me back to the description of its implementation with the Kflop.

    Your Makers Guide will be a handy addition to a new machine that I am building.

    • Bill Griggs on August 28, 2015

      Ted,

      I was not aware anyone was using the Triple Edge Finder with a kflop. I did a Google search and found a video that may be helpful. Other than that, I have no information about kflop. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZLW7knSICk

      Bill

  • rick on September 6, 2015

    having trouble with the triple edge guide mach 3 not understanding when trying to center it moves slightly but never touches the edge and then says it is centered meaning when using the find corner option plus when i try to zero the tool mach3 goes hits it once then hits it again then extends downward pushing on the guide

    • Bill Griggs on October 8, 2015

      Rick,

      Have you figured out your issue yet?

    • Bill Griggs on February 14, 2016

      Rick,

      I have contacted BigTex about this issue, I suggest you do as well. I believe there is a line of code missing from the script compared to previous versions. If he can’t help, we can try plan B.

  • rick on September 6, 2015

    should say i am running big tex screen set

  • Don Fillenworth on September 13, 2015

    I have been following your YouTube videos. I really enjoy your channel. I am just completing building my CNC router based on the OX design at OpenBuilds.com. Mechanical assembly is complete, but the electrics and configuration has me stumped. I’m using a CNC Xpro controller board and I’m trying to set the Grbl parameters in the Grbl controller software. I plan eventually to use Chilipeppr controller program to operate the machine because of the ability to incorporate a ShuttleXpress by Contour Designs for jog control.

    Any chance I could give you a much more detailed email and get some guidance from you?

    Thanks in advance!

    Don Fillenworth
    Bismarck, ND

  • Michael Williams on November 28, 2015

    Bill,

    I’m using Mach4 and did see in emails back in 2014 that the makers guide is only supported by Mach3. Is that still the case?

    • Bill Griggs on November 28, 2015

      Michael,

      The latest version of Mach4 now supports probing. It should work with the Makers Guide. However, I have not tested it.

      Bill

      • Michael Williams on November 30, 2015

        Thanks for the quick reply Bill. Probing is certainly there and I’ve used a conventional probe for edge finding on my mill. What I haven’t found, and maybe it’s because you created a custom screen in Mach3, is the probing feature in Mach4 that finds the X&Y centers using the cylinder that you have in the Makers guide. I’d be using the guide for my XCarve and I’d like to order one but if Mach4 doesn’t seem have that center finding feature it diminishes the value of this very cool tool.

  • Charlie Hodges on January 20, 2016

    we had trainee on our plasma table with a Mach 3 software system
    some how settings were changed and instead g-codes it comes as vertex and bad character on line zero, the program will not load part into cut software. any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Bill Griggs on February 7, 2016

      Check to make sure you are using the Mach3 Arc Inches post processor.

  • John Ellerd on January 27, 2016

    Bill,
    I trying to buy your touch plate but when hit the add to cart it throws me into my PayPal with no way to pay for the item?

    John Ellerd

    • Bill Griggs on March 26, 2016

      Try again please.

  • Pepe on February 14, 2016

    Hello,
    Does it work the triple edge finder with the controler Winpc-nc?
    Regards

    • Bill Griggs on February 14, 2016

      No.

  • Dennis Headberg on February 22, 2016

    Can I still purchase the triple edge finder? It said unavailable when I tried to place an order.

    • Bill Griggs on March 1, 2016

      Dennis, The TEF is temporarily out of stock while I make more.

  • Craig McManus on March 14, 2016

    Bill,
    Would be so kind as to e-mail once the TEF is available.
    Thanks in advance,
    Craig

    • Bill Griggs on March 26, 2016

      They are available Craig.

  • Roberto on April 1, 2016

    Hi.

    i want to buy your TEF but is not available.
    can you please let me know when they are available.

    thanks

    • Bill Griggs on April 16, 2016

      Roberto please sign up for the backorder mailing list. I notify the list first.

  • rick hebert on May 22, 2016

    here is a video of me using your triple edge finder and you are mentioned
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCE3-c1sd9c

    • Bill Griggs on May 27, 2016

      Thanks Rick. That was really nice of you to mention the Triple Edge Finder. I shared the video with my friends.

  • Mark on October 27, 2016

    Are you still selling these? What is the lead-time?

    • Bill Griggs on November 26, 2016

      They are in stock.

  • ilker on January 7, 2017

    hi sir
    set step per unit for 4 th axis please

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