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Forum topic by telrite posted 11-22-2019 10:23 PM 245 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-22-2019 10:23 PM

I am looking to buy a table top cnc router to cut shapes to use as feature ring segmented turnings and have a couple of questions
will it cut clean enough to use as an inlay
will it cut 1-1/4 thick hardwood
any suggestions on a make and model ( i found this site )
Thank You

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#1 posted 11-23-2019 09:50 PM


The sienci looks like a solid machine at that price point. It looks accurate enough to do inlays. I cut clock gears and inlays on my homemade router. The scinci looks to be at least as capable as my machine.

It should also be able to cut 1-1/4” thick hardwood. The limiting factor will be the power of the trim router. It can only take bits up to 1/4” diameter. You may need to use multiple passes and use a relief cut to give the bit some room to work. I like to cut multiple passes outside the line followed by a full depth cut on the line to clean up the cut marks.


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#2 posted 11-25-2019 12:49 AM

I have never seen this CNC before but based on the way most other home CNC machines are designed I do not see any rigidity in this unit as the base, where the rails are mounted, do lot inspire long term accuracy or rigidtity.

If cost is the deciding factor you might want to consider a home built unit as in this forum as cost effective but more rigid than the Scienci unit!

In the words of Dennis Miller, ”That is just my opinion, and I could be wrong!”

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