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    Should be 10 to 12 amps max. Plus the VFD gives it a soft start. Typically a 240 single phase circuit is not rated for less than 20A.
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    CNC Mill

    I have one set up like this in my garage. Father has Bridgeport, Surface grinder and lathe all set up this way. I don't think he spent more than $100 each on his VFD. We use them all the time at work too but for different reasons. With a VFD you get no derating. The old rotary phase converters...
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    CNC Mill

    You only need 20A x 240VAC single phase and an inexpensive 1-1/2 or 2 HP Variable Frequency Drive to run a Bridgeport. You won't need to spend more than $200.00. maybe much less. As a benefit if you find an old J head with pulleys you can have variable speed by adding a potentiometer. Some have...
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    CNC Mill

    It is great. I love how you can copy and paste an entire setup from one job to another. If you have similar jobs or parts to make it really speeds things up. Tool library great as well put the P/N and vendor right in there easy to order more. Running 2010 & 2018 FANUC ROBODrill here; post...
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    CNC Mill

    Fusion 360 is surprisingly good and cost effective compared to other programs. Started using it at work when we got a true CNC mill and had no CAM software. Realized it was included with our AutoCAD package. Worth it compared to MasterCAM have not found anything I could not do with it yet.
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