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laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby _Ogre » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:11 pm

Laser X hair bracket.dxf


i posted this in my table thread but thought it ought to go here too

i made a cheapass laser cross hairs for the plasma table.
everything mounts on the torch head of the hypertherm powermax 65


cut this
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folded it like this
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and mounted it like this, the tabs are threaded 1/4-20 and welded in
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i used 2 cheap 5V 650num Red line adjustable focal length laser that i found on ebay. $7 for 2 shipped from china
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for power i used an old pc power supply that i had laying around.
yellow wires are 12v, orange wires 3v and red wires are 5 volt; easy peasy :D
the power supply needed a draw on it to work correctly, i add the 12v bulb just for the load
it's just wire tied to the center support under the table
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i control the on/off with the xbox controller shoulder buttons.
preset functions for mist and flood coolant turn on aux outputs 2 & 3 on the candcnc box.
a little tweeking of the bracket with a die grinder gives me a true right angle locator for material
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby 61 Sunliner » Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:40 pm

Very nice, it's amazing how help full laser cross hairs are.
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby HammerDownJustin » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:32 am

Thank you sir..fixing to download and try it out when i build my next table.
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby Capstone » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:47 am

very nice upgrade. This works with all Hypertherm machine torches?
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby s1lisboa » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:34 am

Nice!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby i_r_machinist » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:38 am

Excellent! Thanks!
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby Zippo » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:51 am

Thanks for posting.

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby 1MORECUT » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:13 pm

Nice Job :D
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby _Ogre » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:59 pm

41 downloads and only 7 comments? come on guys, wtf??? :mrgreen:

these are the lasers from ebay, of course the price went up a few $
http://www.ebay.com/itm/131000895058?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

i ordered a lot of 10 as back up lasers for $3.50 each, shipped.
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laser cross hair for hypertherm torch http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12508
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby _Ogre » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:03 pm

Capstone wrote:very nice upgrade. This works with all Hypertherm machine torches?


powermax 65 and 85 machine torch is all i know for sure
it even has the keyway for the gear drive that nobody uses :mrgreen:
of course you could always modify the hole for your torch
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby Robert » Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:22 pm

looks good thanks

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby mayper » Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:25 am

thanks for sharing

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby acourtjester » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:14 pm

Here is a laser cross hair I made for my table I have a Hypertherm 65 Machine torch on my DIY table.
These are HF lasers about $5. each no wiring needed, worked for finding the edge of the metal too.
Single screw holds it on easy to install and remove.

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby abmetal » Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:04 am

Acourtjester,

I really like your design. Might I enquire as to where you purchased your lasers? I like those better than the ones I have.

Thanks,
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby acourtjester » Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:08 pm

http://www.harborfreight.com/laser-marker-93242.html

Here you are I just removed the magnetic base and used the pivot screw to mount it to the aluminum ring.
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby _Ogre » Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:42 pm

that looks easy enough to make. from harbor fright site "Requires three 1.5 volt button cell batteries (included)."
3 buttons stacked make 4.5 volts. if you have to change batteries often convert them to the pc power supply. :mrgreen:
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby Robert » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:55 pm

Thanks for sharing looks good.

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby Capstone » Tue Feb 04, 2014 1:16 pm

Ogre, Thanks for sharing your design. I'm always impressed when someone draws 2d for something that finishes up in 3d and especially when it's a tool that makes things simpler or more precise, which your idea does both.

That said.. I gotta hand it to Jester. It's a super clean setup. I don't have a milling machine though, so I may have to come up with something in between.
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby dikko » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:32 pm

thanks for this share i really appreciate the work you all do on here well done this has fixed a real bug bear i have when aligning my table thanks again cheers from dikko

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby acourtjester » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:49 pm

Here is a DFX file for the holder with the offsets for the mounting bracket of the HF laser.
ID is 1-3/8" for hypertherm PM65 machine torch and Trafimet machine torch.
Have fun
Tom

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby SlapNutz Fabrication » Wed Feb 05, 2014 9:43 am

Brilliant designs guys, thanks for sharing.

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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby superoverenginered » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:23 am

Excellent design I guess i will finally be using my mill/drill machine for something other than drilling thank you!
Why make one when you can make 2
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby HammerDownJustin » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:12 am

acourtjester wrote:Here is a DFX file for the holder with the offsets for the mounting bracket of the HF laser.
ID is 1-3/8" for hypertherm PM65 machine torch and Trafimet machine torch.
Have fun
Tom


Thank you for the file. Picked up 4 of them lasers at my local HF earlier. 50 mile drive so didnt want to chance one being bad. ;) ..Was fixing to measure the offset so I could draw one up and try to cut it from some 3/8" aluminum I have. Then seen where you posted up.
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby Zeke » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:42 am

Thanks for the files and info
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Re: laser cross hair for plasma table

Postby _Ogre » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:53 pm

had to search for this thread to post in another forum
buy a 10 pack of those ebay lasers, we've had to change out 3 of them in a year
bulltear 4x8 cnc plasma table, candcnc bladerunner w/dthc, hypertherm powermax 65, sheetcam, mach3
laser cross hair for hypertherm torch http://www.plasmaspider.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=12508
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