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Camaster Stinger or Legacy Maverick

by rondaugh
posted 12-10-2018 05:52 AM


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Phil32

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#1 posted 12-10-2018 05:03 PM

You probably have more knowledge & experience with CNC machines than most of us. Go with your logic, and remember than technology progresses rapidly. Be prepared for possible upgrades.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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3020

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#2 posted 12-13-2018 02:00 AM

I enjoyed my CaMaster Stinger and my Panther. They are a great company and the Camheads forum is great.

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JohnMcClure

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#3 posted 12-13-2018 03:00 AM

They look like awesome machines. I’ve operated on the extreme low end of CNC, with a Shapeoko 3, for the past 3 years now. It’s funded my woodworking hobby, which these days is pretty well divorced from CNC. I intend to upgrade in January to something a bit better, looking at Axiom’s offerings. Anything has to be better than the rubber bands (almost literally) that keep my Shapeoko lined up.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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Dark_Lightning

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#4 posted 12-13-2018 03:54 AM

Look carefully into post-purchase support with Legacy. I sold my Legacy 900 recently. That’s all I’m going to say about it.

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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rondaugh

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#5 posted 12-13-2018 04:01 AM

Thanks guys, at this point I am heavily leaning towards the camaster. For exactly the reason you mention Dark Lightning. I called them the other day, salesman was quick to talk to me and said he was sending me information in the next 10 minutes. That was 2 days ago. If that’s what you get before you buy, what happens after sale?

The camaster forum is really making think that is the way I will end up going. Also, their sales guy Grant has been quick to answer any questions. He even suggested I pick up the machine from the factory over shipping because they will give me free training on my machine. Everything has been top notch with them.

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copythat

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#6 posted 01-10-2019 05:55 AM



Thanks guys, at this point I am heavily leaning towards the camaster. For exactly the reason you mention Dark Lightning. I called them the other day, salesman was quick to talk to me and said he was sending me information in the next 10 minutes. That was 2 days ago. If that s what you get before you buy, what happens after sale?

The camaster forum is really making think that is the way I will end up going. Also, their sales guy Grant has been quick to answer any questions. He even suggested I pick up the machine from the factory over shipping because they will give me free training on my machine. Everything has been top notch with them.

- rondaugh


What did you decide? I own the Legacy Maverick 4×8.

-- Rob

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ArtMann

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#7 posted 01-10-2019 04:24 PM

Here is why I bought a Camaster. I am fortunate enough to live within driving distance of the Camaster shop. When I was first looking, I called them up and they invited me to the shop to see the machines for myself. When I got there, the salesman met me and introduced me to an engineer responsible for the design of the machine. He took the time to give me a 30 minute demo of a machine similar to what I was interested in. He gave me his office number in case I ever needed to consult on technical issues. I went over to the area where they were making the Stingers and I talked at length to one of the guys who assembles and calibrates the machines. His commitment to the company and attention to detail and quality were obvious. After that, I got a tour of their entire production process for all Camaster machines. I noticed they were using one of their own machines as a key element in the process. All in all, I was there for over two hours and could not have been treated more nicely. I ordered one on the spot.

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Balloonengineer

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#8 posted 01-14-2019 05:46 PM

Legacy also has a forum you can look at. I do not own one, but I know quite a few Legacy owners and have seen several mavericks (3×5 and 4×8) in person and in use. I am not impressed. Semi-supported rails (like SBR type, but not continuous). Most users have discovered support rails for stock are not straight (looks like they get bent strapping them down when sent out for powder coating). Tied to Legacy – customized mach3 (which has been having issues with windows updates). All those I know have discovered a resonance when cutting along X-axis at around 200ipm.

That said, all those I know with them like them, and all praise the free weekly training, etc. They also all have needed customer support and know the support people on a first name basis. I will allow you to draw your own conclusions.

http://legacycncforum.com/

-- Tubular latex pressure vessel configuration engineer

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