View Full Version : Alternatives to expensive cable chain

Sun 13 July 2008, 08:15
Copied from another thread:

.....pictures are for Alan to show my improvised cable chain setup.



normand blais
Sun 13 July 2008, 09:40
Nice machine Mr Joubert
I wanted to show my improvised cable setup . I put all the cable inside a vaccum hose and the extention for the power to the router is tied on the side. The hose fit nicely in a 2X3 metal stud actually the tract used for drywall .It will protect the cables from rubbing on metal .I did the same for the dust collecting system. This was to be temporary but never got around to change it for the last 4 years


Gerald D
Sun 13 July 2008, 10:25
This was Paco's ShopBot at some stage:



Sun 13 July 2008, 12:49
Many ways to skin a cat:)

D. van Randen
Mon 14 July 2008, 02:07
Try experimenting with PVC lawn edging , comes in black and dirt brown. 100mm and 150mm widths. Drill holes through it and cable tie flex tubing or cable to it.

Just be aware that if you run an unheated shop in winter (-5c or less), the stuff can get brittle and snap.

Tue 15 July 2008, 14:37
This was Paco's ShopBot at some stage:

This (http://pacosarea.blogspot.com/2007/02/wires-guide-for-my-cnc-router.html) is how it look like some months ago; a spindle have now replace the router... more pictures (http://picasaweb.google.com/the.real.paco/WiresGuide).

Gerald D
Wed 16 July 2008, 00:50
Thanks Paco! Your last link needs a log-in . . . . I think it is not available to the public.

Wed 16 July 2008, 07:21
It is public but this morning I noticed something was broken... at Google's end I think...!?