If you wish to purchase a Sherline CNC 3-axis mill but you want to use your own computer and software instead of Sherline's computer with pre-loaded Linux/EMC software, this package makes it easier. Here's what you do:
1. Order the CNC-ready mill of your choice. It will already have the stepper motor mounts installed.
2. Order this kit (4-axis driver box and connecting cables plus power supply and 3 stepper motors).
3. Supply your own computer, monitor and control software.
The 8770 kit includes Sherline's 8760 4-axis driver box and power supply plus three 67127 stepper motors. Plug the 25-pin parallel cable (included) from the driver box to the printer port of your computer. Attach the stepper motors to the stepper motor mounts on the X, Y and Z axes of your Sherline CNC-ready mill and plug the X, Y and Z cables from the driver box to the stepper motors. Once you select and install your own control software, you are ready to go. If you want to add a 4th axis rotary table, purchase P/N 8730 rotary table with stepper motor and plug it to axis A.
NOTE: If you want a complete plug-and-play system with a lathe, computer and driver ready to run, see the complete CNC systems.
Download PDF 8760 Instructions