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X3 CNC CONVERSION PLANS
X3 CNC Conversion
We are proud to release the newest plans for the X3 small mill - it's been a long-time coming! The Sieg-built X3 small-mill is
quite a capable little machine. As Grizzly states on their website, it's the "cat's meow" in small mills. We agree.
While manually machining is fun,
converting the machine to CNC (computerized numerical control)
operation is even better. CNC machining allows you to design the
part on the computer and tell the mini-mill to machine it for you.
But what if you wanted the best
of both worlds?
Our design maintains FULL
manual functionality. This is important since there are
times when a simple part must be made and manually machining that
part takes much less time than with setting up for CNC.
With this CNC conversion, you
will be able to machine 2D contours and complex 3D contours that
you would not have been able to do previously. You can then
switch back to manual mode without changing a thing!
What is CNC? And why do I need
If you have ever wanted to
machine a part that had radii or complex contours, you'll know
that it's almost impossible to do so with repeatability and
quality not to mention in a timely manner.
With CNC, the computer and
machine work together to make your part based on a design in your
Imagine a part with multiple holes that needed to be drilled. With
CNC, this would all be automated. Peck drill at will!
How about that large diameter
hole you wanted to machine? You could use a boring bar or rotary
table, or tell the computer to machine it out for you.
Now, for complex shapes. You want
to make a mold from wood, plastic, metal. You design it in the
computer and have the mini-mill machine those complex 3D contours
for you. You'll end up with a mold you can use over and over
So what are we offering?
figNoggle Designs is offering
plans (46 pages in all!) to instruct you on how to
build the mounting hardware for the CNC conversion. There are tons
of pictures and instructions, CAD drawings of each part to make as
well as a materials list with part numbers, vendors, and pricing.
Basically, this set of plans will help you get your CNC conversion
installed on your small-mill.
(actual pages from the plans - 46 pages in all!)
- Maintain manual use! No
switching hardware needed.
- Works in both CNC and manual
- Our design is space-friendly
- No limitations in travel in
- Rigid design
- Easy installation
- Provides vendor sources and
- 46 pages of easy-to-understand
written instructions, pictures, and CAD drawings!
- Available in PDF format for
quick delivery to your email account
- Works with the figNoggle
Designs' DRO plans
figNoggle Designs' CNC
conversion plans work with the following Sieg X3 mini-mills:
- Harbor Freight 93885
- Grizzly G0463
- Arceurotrade 080-030-00600
- and more...
How long does it take to make?
It takes anywhere between one to two full weekends. Also, since
pricing varies greatly, we have suggested the most economical
parts and vendor sources to get you going. All parts are
machined with only one (1) piece of flat stock and one (1) piece
of round stock and one (1) block!
What are the terms of sale/use?
We accept any form of payment PayPal uses as we process online
orders via PayPal. We will also accept check or money order.
Please email us for more information.
We do not accept returns. Plans
are sold as-is with no warranty. We assume no liability for
contents in the plans.
Once we receive confirmation of
your PayPal payment, we will send you the PDF file (approx. 5mb)
to the email account shown on your PayPal account or the one you
use to pay with. If you have special instructions, please email us
Note! Please check if your
email account can handle a 5mb file. We may also be able to
break up the file in two pieces to facilitate email transmission
should this be a problem.
Plans are intended for
personal/hobby/learning uses only. Kits made from our plans for
commercial purposes is prohibited.
Your email address will be
stamped on each page of the plans in order to help prevent
Your email address and personal information is held strictly
confidential. We will not share, sell or do anything with your
X3 CNC Conversion
Questions? Please email me at david
at/at fignoggle dot/dot com.
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