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Hand held CNC ? what do you think?

by a1Jim
posted 02-12-2018 03:59 PM

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#1 posted 02-12-2018 04:10 PM

i think this is Old news Jim :<))

but thanks


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#2 posted 02-12-2018 04:13 PM

Oh well new to me,looks like the price went up $1000

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#3 posted 02-12-2018 04:19 PM

Outta my range.

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#4 posted 02-12-2018 04:22 PM

Yep spendy but I guess not as high as many CNCs

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#5 posted 02-12-2018 04:34 PM

I have looked at it several times. On the want list. If it’s as advertised, could be useful.

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#6 posted 02-12-2018 04:34 PM

Watched the vid, and I think that those guys are speaking a new language. I’m sure that there is a place, but not in my shop. Heck! I still use saws and other antiquated, dinosaur, old school stuff. I also have a broom in the shop.
That being said, if I were to be in a production shop, cnc would be the go to stuff.
Tanks for posting Jim. Just make me feel that much older.


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#7 posted 02-12-2018 05:10 PM

Not sure I could figure it out but a young guy like you could do it Monte :)
I know Bill the world seems to spin a little fast for me these days too.

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#8 posted 02-12-2018 05:13 PM

This product has been in development for a few years now. It’s been a perennial big hit at Maker Faire in SF. The price has gone up from the initial Kickstarter offer to full retail. Keep in mind what a real 48”x96” CNC would cost. At least twice what this machine is going for. The tech is pretty amazing. One drawback is that you have to use a ton of expensive tape so that it can locate itself on your workpiece. A huge benefit is that once you’re done with your project, you put the machine back on the shelf. You don’t have a dedicated table taking up the area of a small bedroom in your shop. This could actually be a game-changer in the CNC world.

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#9 posted 02-12-2018 05:15 PM

interesting , but out of my budget and way too technical for me .

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#10 posted 02-12-2018 05:32 PM

I love it. But the price is a killer for a small home shop guy like me.

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#11 posted 02-12-2018 05:32 PM

It would be cool to see in person Capt.

Me too Charles.

Yep it it’s a bit much for most of us Bill

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#12 posted 02-12-2018 06:07 PM

A solution to a problem that doesn´t exists….......

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#13 posted 02-12-2018 07:34 PM

Some were afraid of the electric systems on the “modern” cars in the late 19-teens-’s too!

Will be interesting to see what develops in the coming 20’s now!

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#14 posted 02-13-2018 03:41 PM

I’ve thought about CNC before but I just can’t think of how I might use it other than for making jigs. When I carve ornamentation I want it to look hand carved. I suppose my semi-galoot philosophy of rough-shaping with machines and finishing with hand tools could be extended to this as well, but then there’s the price tag :-)

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#15 posted 02-13-2018 03:50 PM

It’s interesting to hear different thoughts about this tool, time will tell if it is a winner on the market or not.

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#16 posted 02-13-2018 03:59 PM

I think they’re going to have a hard time
showing that the tool is making money for
people who buy it. Seems like a tech fanboy
thing to me.

There’s a video with a bay area furniture maker
who used it to make an elaborate router jig to
carve a round depression in a slab. I realize
the guy had a wealthy client who was able to
pay for this whiz-bang solution to making a hole,
but I was underwhelmed at the apparent utility
considering a similar jig could have been made
using a band saw and a router.

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#17 posted 02-13-2018 04:09 PM

I want one bad. It’s way cheaper than a full blown CNC and it doesn’t have a size limitation. Well I guess it’s limited to whatever you can get into your shop and on the workbench. It’s “jigs” are all software. I’m sure the learning curve is steep, as is the price, but I hope I can manage both some time this year.

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#18 posted 02-13-2018 07:14 PM

Loren Some folks will have it just to have it, not necessary to make money.

Welcome to Ljs
If you decide to get one it would be interesting to see a review on it after you own it for a while.

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