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    Re-Build Thread - Cielle Alfa 80 x 120 CNC Router

    I picked up a 20 year old Cielle Alfa 80 x 120 router and plan to do an electronics retrofit / upgrade on it. Still working out the details but I know it definitely needs an x-axis leadscrew. Even though it's an odd size it's probably all I can fit in my space, it was close and the price was right so that's fine with me.

    Here's a picture how I found it. That red guard thing is from another machine and didn't belong with it.

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    Couple pics from today.

    Machine ID tag

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    Removed some of the covers to get access.

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    I think this lead screw has turned it's last

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    The X-axis linear rails have some surface rust on them. I have a plan of attack so we'll see how it works out.

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    Little more progress. I soaked some blue shop towels in evaporust and draped them over the rails for a few hours. Took them off and then went to town with WD-40 and a green scotch brite. There were a few stubborn spots I had to hit with a brass wire wheel but overall not too bad. They look great and glide buttery smooth

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    Also got a leadscrew and nut for the X axis.

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