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Posted on Automation. Taking jobs aways from the skilled

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 12:16 AM

Just think how thrilled I was when I saw this!

10 years ago 3 and 4 axis CNC routers weren’t all that common in small and med size shops, and 5’s even less so.
Couldn’t afford….couldn’t justify…..what can it do that we can’t…blah blah.
Now, they’re everywhere.

Today, the woodworking industry dictates that if you want to progress…you MUST conform, or you’ll be left behind in a huge way.
I can’t say I like it….but I have to embrace it(ain’t that effed up?) I’ve got a shop full of guys that have bills to pay.

Hopefully…in my industry anyway, It’ll work out the same way as it did in the past/present. I’ve never had to lay anyone off BECAUSE of the CNC work we do….it just allowed us to take on a lot more work.
Granted….one drawback is the fact I’ve had to hire a lot less as well.

It’s the future, like it or not.

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