My attempt to use the Shark May 29 did not go well. I have consulted with Joe Ngo about the current lack of a rigid mount / frame. I have to claim some responsibility for the current situation since I partially assembled the parts Joe left but the geometry of the parts left much to be desired and I could not get much torque on critical nuts and bolts. As a consequence, there is excessive movement in the mount and router to achieve anything close to an accurate part. I’d consider it red tagged until further notice.
That said, there has been a prior discussion to install a new spindle and more rigid gantry. This requires installation of 220v power to the unit and probably an associated upgrade to the dust collection to both the shark and the panel saw. I am happy to participate in both projects. That said…
There are parts Joe will need to design and machine. Joe is frequently busy so maybe someone could step in and volunteer to do the machining. I am happy to do the assembly.
I do not know at this time if we have the 1/2 " aluminum plate required but I’d like to put it out there that there should be a budget of maybe $350 - $450 for aluminum and misc hardware.