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Posted on Automation. Taking jobs aways from the skilled

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#1 posted 02-15-2017 03:28 AM

I have a CNC in my shop now. It enables me to now do things that otherwise would have been too labor intensive to do and actually make a profit. It also enables me to safely do things that would otherwise have been done by hand with a certain amount of risk. Im struggling to understand the “lost skill” argument. I still have to know how to do things just like I did when I was doing everything by hand. The difference is I’m using a different set of tools and processes to get there. It seems insane to me for someone actually suggest Id be better off going back to a router table, worrying about cutting my fingers instead of having a machine do it for me. My accuracy is higher, as is my quality and repeatability.

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