Does anyone have a source for better spindles?
Right now I have one of those cheap chinesium 500W spindles that can be had for 60-70$, basically just a DC motor with an ER11 collet stuck on it. The biggest problems with it are that the collet is about 2" away from the body of the motor, add to that the length of the bit and it chatters like hell even under relatively small loads, and its low speed. What I like about it is the low noise and weight compared to routers and the price.
I’m looking for the following:
- Price between 150-250$
- Around 500W, aircooled
- ER11 collet
- not too loud
I found this one from stepcraft, but 530€ is over my budget.
They also offer a spindle for 219€, but I’m worried that 1.6kg is too heavy. It also uses an OZ collet, which I have never heard of before…
Thanks for any suggestions