Sherline CNC Mill Kit (No Computer) 8770


Sherline CNC Mill Kit (No Computer) 8770


Sherline CNC Mill Kit (No Computer) 8770

Mill Kit (No Computer) 8770

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 (mill is not included, must be purchased separately)
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, please contact us.

Included Components

  • Driver box with 4 motor cables
  • 3.7 amp, 24 volt power supply with cord
  • 25-pin parallel cable
  • 2 CD set with Linux/EMC2, utilities and instructions
  • Two spare fuses

*NOTE: Even though the Sherline driver box only uses four of those axes at one time, a 2-wire serial USB port cannot transmit data to multiple axes fast enough for glitch-free CNC operation. Therefore a 25-wire parallel port is required because LinuxCNC is designed to be capable of running up to six axes simultaneously.

Minimum Computer Requirements

In order to install and run a Linux based system from the disc provided, the computer has to have at least the following minimum specifications:

  • Processor speed: 800 MHz or faster (Pentium III class or equivalent processor)
  • RAM: 512 Mb (Sherline provides 1 Gb)
  • Hard Drive: 20 Gb or larger
  • 25-pin parallel port (printer port)
  • (Laptop computers are not recommended.)

Additional information

Weight 23 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 18 in