For Sale- 2008 Legacy 1200 Ornamental CNC

  • Advertise with us

« back to CNC Woodworking forum

Forum topic by Elite posted 03-12-2015 04:13 PM 1983 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Elite's profile


4 posts in 591 days

03-12-2015 04:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cnc ornamental legacy axis

We are selling a 2008 Legacy 1200 Ornamental CNC. We have invested over $12000.00 in the machine, computer and software. It does have the computer to run it and has the software for writing codes. This is All CNC. It has A, X, Y, Z Axis. B axis is manually adjustable. Less than 100 hours on the machine. We have upgraded machines . Asking 7500.00 + freight OBO. You can also contact us at Pictures can be sent.

8 replies so far

View dannelson's profile


181 posts in 1790 days

#1 posted 03-12-2015 06:47 PM

wondering what you upgraded too ?

-- nelson woodcrafters

View Gshepherd's profile


1727 posts in 1620 days

#2 posted 03-17-2015 09:44 AM

If this is anything like the Legacy 1800 CNC (8 foot) I had it is pretty much Junk…. It was in my shop for 48 hrs and sent back to Legacy. Then trying to get Legacy to handle a problem is piss poor at best. Quick to Sell, Slow to take care of problems. Hate to be so blunt but for 7500.00 you be better off buying a CAMaster Stinger with Rotary and have 2 years product protection and Actual Human llifetime support. You be better off selling it for 2-3k at best and be lucky…

Getting parts from Legacy on that machine or support is poor. I pitty the poor soul who pays 7500.00 for that. Personally I would not have the guts to sell that to a fellow woodworker and sleep at night. I am just calling it how I see it. I have owned 2 Legacy CNC’s and I still have nightmares…. It took me 5 years to rethink CNC again after that screw job.

Maybe the newer Legacy CNC’s are good I do not know or will ever know just from past experience. If they would have treated me better I would have one in my shop now instead of my CAMaster which in the beginning was no joy ride but I got top notch support quick fast and in a hurry in both hardware and software. Now she is running top notch and all is back to Unicorns and Rainbows….... Your better off Donatng it to a school and get a write off.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

View Elite's profile


4 posts in 591 days

#3 posted 03-19-2015 09:43 PM

There is a learning curve when you go to any new CNC machine and 48 hours does not seem to be much of a window when learning a new machine. With a little time and patience you could learn to do a lot with a machine like this one. Our experience with Legacy was different; of course we live in the real world and not one made of Rainbows and Unicorns.Maybe it was because we set realistic expectations for a response and support. Although I appreciate the ideas (selling for less / donating) we will move forward with our original attempt and make future negotiations with an individual who is interested in purchasing.

Regarding the upgrade, We moved to a machine which was a little more heavy duty an, Artisian, 6 years ago and we are still turning custom post in our shop.

View Gshepherd's profile


1727 posts in 1620 days

#4 posted 03-27-2015 03:42 PM

_There is a learning curve when you go to any new CNC machine and 48 hours does not seem to be much of a window when learning a new machine. _ It sure is when the machine was set up by a Legacy Tech at my shop and he determined after the 2nd day it would not work for making the columns as promised. Upgraded to the Phantom for 49k to just make columns no design software just Mach 3. Then tech support was poor at best. Taking 2-3 days before tech support or waiting 9 days for a solution on software issues is not Real World in my book.

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

View Mark Smith's profile

Mark Smith

509 posts in 1459 days

#5 posted 07-04-2015 02:03 AM

I have a Legacy Arty CNC and I’ve been very happy with it and with Legacy. I can’t speak to the problems listed here, but mine is a fine machine.

View oldnovice's profile


5650 posts in 2787 days

#6 posted 07-17-2015 11:00 PM

One experience does not condem the entire company!
When I did my research, about three years ago, Legacy was rated as one of the best customer support in the CNC market. I am surprised that they could have changed that dramatically.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

View popeyekris's profile


66 posts in 1732 days

#7 posted 01-20-2016 11:23 PM

I see you first posted this a few months ago but, i thought I’d put my two cents in anyways.

I bought a legacy 1800 a few years ago, the owner’s manual that arrived with it was a mimeographed bunch of loose pages, not even bound. Manual had missing pages to boot. Small parts were missing too! I couldn’t get legacy to come up with a better manual for the price i paid for this. couldn’t get support on proper “how to” unless i lived within 100 miles of them. but, since i live over 2500 miles from them I was on my own. I eventually sold it on Craig’s List, glad i did. one thing that usually get’s me to move on to bigger and better things, is Customer Service. And my experience with Legacy always was a nightmare. No more Legacy for this kid. I bet a local school with a Industrial Arts program would love to have your legacy, if you donated it to them for a tax write off. Good luck, hope you educate the perspective buyer or non-buyer of the Legacy’s legacy in customer service support…it doesn’t exist on their non-cnc machines.

-- Kristopher, Westminster, SC - May you always believe in the magic!

View BurlyBob's profile


3460 posts in 1684 days

#8 posted 01-20-2016 11:47 PM

Like Kris said this post has been here for months. Wonder if they sold it or not.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics