Legacy Maverick 3x5 Gen. II #1: The next big purchase . . .

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Blog entry by copythat posted 02-05-2018 06:01 AM 1508 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I am a dreamer, there is no doubt about it. I have been dreaming about owning a Legacy CNC for some time. I have had some good fortune and decided to get serious about it. I met a Legacy Woodworking Associate in Lynchburg, VA who provided a 5.5 hour overview of the Maverick 3×5, Aspire software, and CCAM software. I think the Maverick is an awesome machine with three impressive workstations; the traditional 3-axis mill, the 5-axis turning, and “vertical fixturing.”

The machine is not cheap at $16,000 and the sales experience has been dismal at best but the customer support once you have a machine appears to be second to none. I have already attended one of Legacy’s weekly online training sessions that focused on a software upgrade released to their current customers.

I am pulling the pin tomorrow when my bank opens and hope to have the machine within two weeks. I plan to follow a number of their tutorials and make the rudimentary projects to get my feet wet. I am very excited. I hope to get a grasp on Aspire so I can make signs for my daughter’s wedding. I know it would make her day and would go a long way toward keeping momma happy.

Hopefully I can turn my hobby into a little money maker and sell wood crafts and carvings to some of the knick-knack shops in the mountain towns of North Carolina. Only time will tell. Stay tuned for a review about the Legacy Maverick 3×5.

-- Rob

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#1 posted 02-05-2018 02:30 PM

Congrats Rob sounds like you have a plan and did your research and now are implementing the plan. That is the start of a great business plan. I cal it POAC Plan Organize Activate & Control just a little mottto I live by and has help me do well.

I’m in the exact same boat you are in. I was close to buying X-Carve and mainly because of decent reviews and their software is very user friendly. Then started learning more that spending more might be the better way to go. However then you buying a $5000.00 plus plus machine and now your into programming. The issue there is if I can not get the learning curve then the machine will sit. I’m not a fan of reading alot of direction as much as hands on training.

I wish you the best of luck and excited to hear how things progress

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#2 posted 02-05-2018 04:21 PM

That looks like a really nice machine! I’m excited to live vicariously through you and your purchase/learning curve. I would definitely look for a good forum to become a member of. That will get you valuable end-user feedback that even great customer support can’t.

@HollywoodGT – I’ve been a member on the X-Carve forum for years and have learned a lot from there and I hope have helped a few too. With that being said, I’m probably going to buy a beefier router with screws instead of belts for a little more money from

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