The guys over at suckitdustboot.com have made a really neat add on to the X Carve by adding a dust boot. We thought this was a good opportunity to look at making the laser work with it as well. You can add some safety to your laser installation as well as add some some vacuum ability as well to remove smoke as well.
Suckit Side Mounting Kit
The full kit includes the side mount and everything in the original X Carve Mounting kit.
1. Printed Laser Mount for the Dewalt spindle holder.
2. Printed Quick Connect Driver Mount for the laser driver.
3. Power Extender Cord
4. Zip Ties
5. Mounting Screws
6. Molex mini fit Jr cable 11′
The original mount that comes with the X Carve mounting kit will work in the position without the router. These are mounts to work either under the router or beside the router with the dust boot attached.
Laser is Mounted Beside the Router
This mount can be left on the machine at all times. You still have to push up the router and take the bit out of the chuck if you want to focus the laser at 1.5″, but you don’t need to take off the laser to use the router when you are done. Just leave the mount and laser on the machine.
Here is the side mount:
It comes with the plastic mount, two M4 screws to mount to the spindle holder, and screws to mount the laser.
We also have the laser shielding piece available for sale here: