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John Smith

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#1 posted 02-03-2018 10:20 PM

#1 – would be to contact any of the CNC companies you are sincerely interested in
to see if they have product videos and sales brochures to send you (for free).
the cheap introductory price may only include the machine and not the software
that has to go with it – then the support tools and carving bits.
when you get it all bundled together – it could go way, way past your budget.

can you possibly attend any trade shows in your area that would
advertise such machines ? Sign Shows in particular always have
a vast selection of CNC carving systems for different applications.
this is not “just another tool” that you are looking for.
it is an investment that will help your hobby be financially rewarding.
$2 – 5k is a realistic price for a decent machine with the software that you need.

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