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02-23-2018 10:51 PM

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Hi Friends
My son sent me a video of this new handheld CNC last night and I thought how could this possibly work? Today I found a YouTube demo, Pretty cool but too spendy for me. @ $2300
What do you folks think?


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#1 posted 02-12-2018 04:10 PM

i think this is Old news Jim :<))

but thanks

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#2 posted 02-12-2018 04:13 PM

Oh well new to me,looks like the price went up $1000


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#3 posted 02-12-2018 04:19 PM

Outta my range.

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#4 posted 02-12-2018 04:22 PM

Yep spendy but I guess not as high as many CNCs


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#5 posted 02-12-2018 04:34 PM

I have looked at it several times. On the want list. If it’s as advertised, could be useful.

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#6 posted 02-12-2018 04:34 PM

Watched the vid, and I think that those guys are speaking a new language. I’m sure that there is a place, but not in my shop. Heck! I still use saws and other antiquated, dinosaur, old school stuff. I also have a broom in the shop.
That being said, if I were to be in a production shop, cnc would be the go to stuff.
Tanks for posting Jim. Just make me feel that much older.

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#7 posted 02-12-2018 05:10 PM

Not sure I could figure it out but a young guy like you could do it Monte :)
I know Bill the world seems to spin a little fast for me these days too.


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#8 posted 02-12-2018 05:13 PM

This product has been in development for a few years now. It’s been a perennial big hit at Maker Faire in SF. The price has gone up from the initial Kickstarter offer to full retail. Keep in mind what a real 48”x96” CNC would cost. At least twice what this machine is going for. The tech is pretty amazing. One drawback is that you have to use a ton of expensive tape so that it can locate itself on your workpiece. A huge benefit is that once you’re done with your project, you put the machine back on the shelf. You don’t have a dedicated table taking up the area of a small bedroom in your shop. This could actually be a game-changer in the CNC world.

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#9 posted 02-12-2018 05:15 PM

interesting , but out of my budget and way too technical for me .

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#10 posted 02-12-2018 05:32 PM

I love it. But the price is a killer for a small home shop guy like me.

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#11 posted 02-12-2018 05:32 PM

It would be cool to see in person Capt.

Me too Charles.

Yep it it’s a bit much for most of us Bill


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#12 posted 02-12-2018 06:07 PM

A solution to a problem that doesn´t exists….......

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#13 posted 02-12-2018 07:34 PM

Some were afraid of the electric systems on the “modern” cars in the late 19-teens-’s too!

Will be interesting to see what develops in the coming 20’s now!

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#14 posted 02-13-2018 03:41 PM

I’ve thought about CNC before but I just can’t think of how I might use it other than for making jigs. When I carve ornamentation I want it to look hand carved. I suppose my semi-galoot philosophy of rough-shaping with machines and finishing with hand tools could be extended to this as well, but then there’s the price tag :-)

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#15 posted 02-13-2018 03:50 PM

It’s interesting to hear different thoughts about this tool, time will tell if it is a winner on the market or not.


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