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April 26, 2009

Fireball V90 CNC Router Assembly

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Assemble the gantry

Lay the parts on something soft to prevent scratches. First step is to remove the protective covers from the rails and clean them with acetone, this will clean off the thin wax layer that will be on them. As shown the Z axis assembly will get the short rails.The Z axis rails will then be slid into the rail ends of the gantry sides. Upper and lower gantry frame support members are then installed and held in place with threaded rods. Snug the rods then finally tighten just enough to remove the gaps between the upper, lower and side members.

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44 Responses to “Fireball V90 CNC Router Assembly”

  1. Almost_There Says:

    I started on a CNC Lathe Project several months ago (at my current rate of progress, I *may* get it finished by 2012) and have since noticed a rash of DIY CNC Posts all over the Web.

  2. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hey Almost there,

    I have noticed the same increase in the area. Are you building most of yours or is it kit based?

  3. Jim Says:

    Looks like a fine machine. Looks like one person could handle the entire build. I am looking forward to seeing the controller go together.

  4. FrankG Says:

    Very slick Vid & image blog of the assembly…

    What Oz/In torque are those Motors (at 40V it should just

    The V90 Fireball looks like a fantastic value for the money…

    the only other kit I’ve seen (though I’ve not been actively
    looking…) is a kit featured on the cover of the Jan 2007
    issue of Elektor magazine out of the UK…

    The working area was 30cm X 40cm and a Z plunge of 10cm.
    Considerably less than the Fireball…

    The price was 1,599 Euro’s (2007 currency) though it did
    include the drivers & motors at that price.

    All the Best with the V90, it looks like it’s going to be
    well used!

  5. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Frank,

    The motors are 280 OzIn. I am still learning but I am very happy with the speed and power that the motors provide.

    What type of machine is yours? Home made?

  6. FrankG Says:

    oh yeah… very home made, at least the 1st one was…

    And it was used to make some of the parts for the 2nd one…

    I have a 3rd mill that is stalled in it’s construction due
    to an issue I have to resolve…

    there are a few pics at the link below…


    The links under 3 axis mill is the Gen-1, and those labelled
    Nex-Mill 15 are of the Gen 2 mill…

    With those motors it must just fly…

    I’m running 60 oz/in motors over-volted to 12V and get 90 ipm on
    moves between cuts, but typically 30 to 45 ipm depending on the
    material being machined…

  7. Almost_There Says:


    >I have noticed the same increase in the area.
    >Are you building most of yours or is it kit based?

    Kit? Hell no. It’s not a Lathe in the traditional sense, it has precision rotation of the part being worked so you can actually drill an image (yes, a picture of a person) on to a dowel (think of a typical CNC with the “Y” component being rotation of a wooden dowel.) At my current rate of progress, I may (possibly) have it done as early as 2012 🙂 I’ll probably build a Web Page for it when it gets further along (make that *IF* it gets…)

  8. Ponoko Blog Says:

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  10. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hey Almost there,

    Well even if it is 2012 let us know how the project turns out! One can never see too many CNC builds. 🙂

  11. Fireball V90 CNC Router Motor Driver Controller Build - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

    […] the past post about the Fireball V90 CNC Router the assembly of the actual router was shown. This time you will see how to make the motor controller to drive the CNC machine. There are many […]

  12. Lee Roberts Says:

    Hey guys, check out mycncuk.com – The UK’s machinists community, home to all things related to cnc in the uk. For both the diy cnc machinist to the professional. We have many members building DIY machines.

    Great review and the only one online that i could find for the fireball, thanks alan !

  13. mi Says:

    Hello, 1. what’s the price of v90? 2. is the big plate wood or can i use metal?



  14. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Mi,

    It is wood. You sure could make it out of metal if you wanted.

  15. Making a Skull Lithophane - Hacked Gadgets - DIY Tech Blog Says:

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  16. Making a Skull Lithophane | Gadget Nomad Says:

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  17. Soba Says:

    what is the serial of the pics used in the 3 axis kits of the cnc?

  18. Mielo Says:

    what’s the price of v90?

  19. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Soba,

    Not sure what you mean by serial. Could you please elaborate.

  20. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Mielo,

    The base unit is currently $600 plus the motor and power supply you want. There are many options you can select,. Have a look at the options here.

  21. Soba Says:

    man.. idk a lot of english…i mean…i wanna know whats the factory number of the pic used in this proyect

  22. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Soba,

    There is no PIC microcontroller used in this project.

  23. Soba Says:

    so… wats the IC microcontroller ?

  24. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Soba,

    Have a look at this page and expand the image.

    You can see the stepper motor driver chip that is being used.

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  26. jany Says:

    este equipo pudecer mas grande de 12´´x18´´ me interesa el kit completo muchas grasias att jany duarte tel.809/5451285 santo domingo
    republica dominicana

  27. DIY Gear Clock by Alan Parekh | Geeky Gadgets Says:

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  28. Arif Says:

    i want buy this

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  30. Fireball V90 build notes | house-of-dan musings Says:

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  31. Cornel Says:

    Good Work, i want the dimension of a parts the routher if is possibile.
    Thank you !

  32. william Says:

    How much $$ is the fireball V-90 CNC Router Assembly? Thank-you.

  33. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi William,

    It depends on the options you select like motor size and power supply size. The options determine how fast the machine can operate.
    There is a link in the article which will show you the current price.

  34. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Cornel,

    It can do about 12 X 16 inches

  35. mircea Says:

    my name is mircea from romania
    I want to buy CNC V90 grout
    details and price please

    Thank you,
    HNY 2012!

  36. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Mircea,

    You will need to go to Probotix to get one.

  37. Bagus Says:

    Dear Allan,

    I want ask about your topic, The Fireball V60. where can i buy assembly, because i want buy this fireball with the part. can i? and how much cost?

  38. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Bagus,

    The Fireball V90 CNN machine doesn’t come assembled, it isn’t that hard to put together though.

  39. gurdeepsingh Says:

    i want to make a router with your help how can i contact a right person

  40. Ed Says:

    Hi, can i cut stainless steel with the V90?

  41. Alan Parekh Says:

    Hi Ed,

    I have cut some metal with this machine but only small amounts. It is best used to cut wood and plastic.

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  43. anthony Says:

    Hi i found your cnc projekt I was fascinated by this is realy good prodgect i like i gona build somthing like that just i ned some info aboute pipe diameter and what thickness is of MDF.

  44. Alan Parekh Says:

    I think there might be some information on that at the probotix website.

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