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    Hi Andy
    Thank you for the reply and great information. I will post a photo of the mill tomorrow so you get a feel for the size of machine. It is not that large but any further advice once you see the photo would be greatly accepted. I will go for a 3-motor set up to keep the cost down to initially get the machine up and running. I will also make sure the breakout board has the correct amount of outputs to make it future proof. Also the fourth axis I am looking at is fitted with a Nema23 setup.
    The information you have supplied is really helpful in going forward with this project.
    Still not sure if to go with the Nema23 or 34? But I will go for ball leadscrews not sure about the sizes still need to research options
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    Hi All
    This is a photo of the machine I am looking to convert to CNC. This was bought as scrap as the company wanted it gone quickly. Right place right time so lucky to get it.

    Small milling machine conversion to CNC-img_1682.jpg
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