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Forum topic by JAAune posted 12-11-2018 03:55 PM 791 views 0 times favorited 0 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-11-2018 03:55 PM

This is not made by Festool. The sticker on the controller box was placed there as an internal joke among the guys in the shop and has never been removed.

The machine was built in the Marc Adams School CNC class using a modified version of the Machine Tool Camp design. It is in good condition and and has providing good service in a custom woodworking shop for over 4 years. The reason it is for sale is because a new CNC with an automatic toolchanger is replacing it.

Since putting it into operation, we’ve replaced the routers a few times, replaced one bad stepper drive, replaced the on switch light and replaced the TRIAC on the SuperPID.

The router needs replacing or rebuilding which we will do when the machine sells. The green light that signals power on needs replacing and we can fix that as well. One of the T-tracks used to assist the vacuum table holddown has been cut with the router but this does not affect operation and can be seen in the photos. Other than those three items, it has no problems or issues. It can be run for demonstration and we have a short video on YouTube showing it “air-cutting”.

CNC Air-Cutting


Hiwin linear guides on all three axis
Rack and pinion X and Y axis
Ballscrew Z axis
1” thick extruded aluminum T-Slot table
Vacuum table setup for use with Fein Vac holddown (can be removed if desired)
Mach 3 controller
400+ipm rapids
Porter Cable 890 router
SuperPID allows router on/off and speed control through gcode. Speed goes as low as 5,000rpm
Kent dust shoe and 4” dust collection port

Will deliver within 3hrs distance from zip 60910 at no additional charge.
Will assist new owner in getting machine setup and provide initial operation instruction.
Complete parts list and machine documentation available. Replacement parts are easily obtained and affordable.
Bobcad Mill v25. New owner will have to contact BobCad to request a license transfer and pay whatever their current fee is. Best to contact them ahead of time and get a written commitment.
Mach3 is installed on computer but buyer will need to purchase a new license as dictated by ArcSoft policy.

Currently running on a 20amp circuit. Might work on a 15amp circuit but we’ve not tested total amp draw for this machine.

$8,000 obo.

-- See my work at and

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