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Posted on Thinking about buying this and need a feedback

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#1 posted 07-24-2018 12:42 AM

Honestly, that machine looks awfully overpriced. A 200w motor? that’s barely stronger than a Dremel, and 1/3 the power of your standard trim router! Terribly underpowered!

Also, it’s lead screw driven, no ball screw specified so at most you’d get acme screws. Steppers are apparently Nema17, barely enough to move the machine, and that 98ipm isn’t the actual cutting speed you’ll get at any reasonable cutting depth, as that’s the maximum travel speed.

Parts for that machine, excluding the frame, cost at most $500. That doesn’t make sense at all, maybe they made a mistake and meant the spindle is 2000w. Even then, that’s just a couple hundred more.

Things I like:
- Cute frame would look well in an office
- Mechanical parts are hidden (this is actually useful and uncommon in a machine with those specs)
- Aluminum bed

These could add a good $500 more to the value of the machine. Still too little to balance that price:specs ratio.

My recommendation would be to look into CNCRouterParts kits, or even one of the Laguna smaller machines would do better around this price range. Even a chinese (aliexpress) 1212 cnc machine would be far superior.

Am I seeing this wrong? I really can’t see the value in that particular machine.

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