I start buying a F350 and now I ordered the CNC module after on. But it was delivered without any drill, collet or nut.
I had a look for the information provided by snapmaker and had a look for the EU shop. So there are no buyable spare parts on snapmaker directly. And most items I found have a bad quality.
Is there any shop or part to get the things I need to CNC?
The advertising was “First buy a F350 - you can upgrade it later on.” But that’s not as easy as I thought.
You can find an ER11-A nut and collet on Amazon or other online shop pretty cheap. The ones that come with the snapmaker are an ER11-A nut, and a 3.175mm ER11 Collet. Sadly, you never really can tell the quality you get online. Emailing snapmaker support might be your best bet on acquiring them.
If you order through Amazon just check their return policy. As long as you can return easily you can try and send back if they’re not good. The usual problem with cheap is quality control. 1 out of 10 may be bad. Return til you get a good one.
While you’re ordering collets you should get a set of various sizes for various size shanks.
The problem with this advice is that the testing gear to determine if they’re good is far more than buying a reputable brand of collet. The biggest problems with cheap collets is poor run-out, which really matters when running small diameter cutting tools. Testing this requires a known-good collet chuck in a rotating spindle and a test indicator. It might be possible to test this using the spindle in the CNC work head, but the price of good test indicator is more than a good collet set.
I am working a lot with “real routers”. And just the cullet and nut for my festool costs about 10x more than it should be here with the er11 I found.
I fear about losing or broken cutter. But I will test it.
Snapmaker confirmed that there is no official spare part for this but they try to organize one for me.