|Forum topic by Shafeen||posted 09-21-2016 12:20 PM||602 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
09-21-2016 12:20 PM
First of all let me tell that the subject woodworking is alien to me. I’ve got an opportunity through a friend to manufacture wooden handle for a type of umbrella. One piece is 35 mm in diameter and 570 mm in length. The othe piece is overall 35 mm diameter ( top part will be 10-15 mm) and 220 mm in length. The quantity required per month is between 7000-10000 pieces.
Since the subject is new and the qty is so high I started looking into CNC lathe machines. I looked into Chinese machines and found CosenCNC (www.chinawoodlathe.com) to be a company who were able to convince me. But last week coincidentally I got to know about the Legacy CNC Artisan and further search on the subject I found stinger.
My primary purpose is turning big qty. Machining and carving going to be my near future objectives. My budget is new or used $5000-7500.
Now what I want to know is has anyone used Chinese lathe machines (specifically CosenCNC) ? If yes what is the brand and how would you rate it?
Secondly are the American machines I mentioned above capable of turning big qty(10000) ? The Chinese I was told will turn around 400 handles in 8 Hr shift. What will be the output I can expect (based on my size requirement) from it?
will I be able to make holes in that handle with these machines ? 14 mm drill bit 140 mm hole.
Any reliable place to buy used ones ?
I’m sorry to post such a big text. Since the general rule is buy your second machine first, I thought if my first purpose is served with the American machines there won’t be any need for a second machine.