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Forum topic by dustywing posted 12-01-2010 04:22 PM 1264 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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dustywing

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12-01-2010 04:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

I am interested in hearing from anyone that can help me choose what to buy or not.
I would like to find out what works and not.
Maybe I should forget it?
I am looking for the DEAL. Meaning value, sure I’m on a limited budget so price is important. I would rather pay $10 for a pencil that works than a $1 for one the lead keeps breaking.
I thank you in advance.
And the HELL with policticaly correct
MERRY CHRISTMAS please keep Christ in the seasan.
Dusty

-- Dustywing I love This Country But The Government Scares Me


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#1 posted 12-01-2010 05:35 PM

I have a CNC router. I built it from a kit. It’s an unlimited time sink, but it does things I can’t do, and it does things I could learn to do, but would rather spend my time doing something else. I’m not a carver, so I couldn’t help with that.

With CNC, you have 3 important basic questions to ask:
1. Budget
2. Work area
3. Time

Of course, all of these are related. Set 2, the 3rd can be determined from the values. If you want to buy a turn-key solution (very little time), that will work over a 24×24 x 8” work area, then I could probably tell you what that would cost.

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 02:02 PM

Could post the link for the kit. What was the scale of difficulty? I always feel intimidated with kits.
Thank you for the post.
Always nice to know what the advertised price vs. price to the flip of the switch. Dusty

-- Dustywing I love This Country But The Government Scares Me

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 04:16 PM

I have an FLA-300 from www.finelineautomation.com
It has a 48” x 48” x 6” nominal work area, although in practice, I can get a couple inches more on each axis.
I didn’t have much trouble actually assembling it and getting it to move, but I am having difficulty getting all the axis aligned to each other.

My build log can be found at http://www.cnczone.com/forums/diy-cnc_router_table_machines/112073-fla-300_4_x_4_r_p_router.html

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