If you already have a Sherline lathe and would like the components needed to add stepper motors and upgrade it to CNC, but you want to use your own computer, this kit will make it easier for you.
Check the drop-down menu for the proper kit for your lathe. Included will be a retrofit kit to add stepper motor mounts to the X and Z axes of your lathe. A new Z-axis leadscrew is included, while the cross slide screw is reused. Also included are two 67127 stepper motors with plugs and an 8760 4-axis driver box. The 8760 includes a power supply and all cables necessary to connect with your computer and with your 2 stepper motors. Also included is the Sherline Linux/EMC control program on CD should you with to install it on your computer.
Linux vs. Windows
The software that comes with this package includes Linux and LinuxCNC (formerly EMC) on DVD-ROM. CLICK HERE to learn more about the advantages of Linux and how it compares to Windows. Please read this if you are unsure about your ability to install Linux yourself on your own computer.
For Windows® Users Only Now available for Window 10, 32b and 64b through DPP
dPP offers two ways to connect your own laptop or desktop via the USB port with Sherline’s CNC Controller (P/N 8760). You can use the USB CNC to LPT motion controller dedicated to MACH3 software, or you can get their new controller that features the ability to switch between MACH3 and MACH4. The main difference between the two softwares is that the MACH3 license is less expensive and easier to use for the hobby market, while MACH4 caters more to the industrial market.
These products contain a microprocessor, which simulates a complete CNC controller program and thus elevates the processing load from the host computer.
For prices, features, and specifications click on the links below:
For details on the MACH3 controller, CLICK HERE
For details on the dual MACH3-MACH4 controller, CLICK HERE
Download PDF lathe Instructions