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Forum topic by Don K posted 12-04-2017 11:30 PM 177 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Don K

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12-04-2017 11:30 PM

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Greetings All,
Been wood working for some time and now looking at purchasing a CNC to branch out. Been looking closely at the CNC Shark HD extended. Seems like a pretty good package that comes with vCarve Pro and a laser attachment for $6K. Wanted to see what the consensus was here.
Thanks
Don

-- v/r, Don -- Saw dust is 'MAN GLITTER' --


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sawdustjunkie

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#1 posted 12-05-2017 01:16 AM

I had a HD4 for 3 months and had nothing but problems with it. I took it back to Rockler and bought a Axiom. Best thing I ever did. Money is about the same, but you have to buy the Vectric software.
There is no comparison to the two machines. The Axiom is built like a tank. No flexing router head and zero slop it any of the X, Y and Z axis.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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gkas

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#2 posted 12-05-2017 05:05 AM

The Shark is not too rigid. Too much plastic. If you’re going to spend that kind of money look at Axiom.

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BandsawJeff

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#3 posted 12-05-2017 08:45 PM

Have you looked at digital woodcarver? I’ve had mine for 6months and it has paid for itself double.
Prices are MUCH more reasonable than either the shark or axiom. I have the larger 24” x 40” model but they also have a small one. They are located in Indiana
http://www.digitalwoodcarver.com/products/1jju4vdk9uus2ciluif6smagtp7k7x

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