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Offline Pykie

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Affordable shop cnc
« on: December 29, 2016, 11:55 PM »
Guys what would most recommend as an entry level shop cnc, preferable to work with full sheet sizes?

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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2016, 02:15 AM »
How much do you have to spend?
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Offline Pykie

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2016, 04:12 AM »
How much do you have to spend?

Money's not a huge issue, I don't want a huge production thing something decent but on the lower end, good value that can do full sheets

Offline blaszcsj

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2016, 08:44 AM »
Shopbot is prolly where you want to start looking otherwise you are looking at building your own to save money.

Cncrouterparts.com and Joescnc are good place to start on parts and design.

I would like a big cnc but I don't have the space. I am currently in the process of upgrading my shapeoko to an xcarve with rails large enough to do cabinet sides. I found breaking down the plywood with the TS easy enough until I get a larger shop.
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Offline teocaf

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2016, 09:22 AM »
I've been looking at the Legacy woodworking CNC and am liking what I saw in price/size/value options.  Attended a two-day seminar they offer from time to time and learned a lot.  I also like the fact that some of their machines have an attached cnc wood lathe.

www.legacycncwoodworking.com

Offline Picktool

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2016, 09:54 AM »
Powermatic is in the CNC world

Just something about the color....
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Offline pstout11

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2016, 06:06 PM »
I bought a CAMaster, very good support

Offline Nick561

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 06:12 PM »
I have a shop bot and love it. Great company and a solid machine

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2016, 08:32 PM »
ShopBot is the route I would go personally.
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Offline o2b4wln

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2017, 09:27 PM »
If you're a do-it-yourself'er look into the Grunblau cnc:

http://www.grunblau.com/PlatformCNC.htm

I was looking at the shopbot but the 18x24 bed compared to the 30x48 of the grunblau made the decision for me. I've had it for 2 years and love it.

« Last Edit: January 03, 2017, 09:35 PM by o2b4wln »

Offline Drich

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Re: Affordable shop cnc
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2017, 03:14 PM »
Check out Frank Howarth on You Tube he built a really nice one and now has a sponsor for a new up coming build