I'm new here and new to the whole machining and CNC thing to boot! I have a mill coming from the Shanghia Sumore Industry Co. ( http://www.sumore.com/products_show.asp?id=301 ), ressurected an older PC ( 1.8 Ghz AMD with 512m ram and 70g hd with a 17" monitor ) running Ubuntu Linux 9.1 and Mach3 Mill. I'm still working out the bugs on the PC ( can't get Mach3 to run when I have my NVidia 1024x768 driver running and can't run Mach3 for sh*t in 800x600 ). Anyways, during my search for "stuff" to try and resolve my PC problems I found this place and wanted to say Hi. I know I still have a bunch of parts to buy ( stepper motors, breakout boards and controller ect) but thought that I would try to get a jump on the the whole CNC software thing for now, and deal with the other stuff when I actually have the machine to mess around with. So, without further ramblings, Hi.
What was the total cost including shipping and taxes? I imported my SX3 years ago when the CAD was much lower. At that time my net cost was $1400 CAD including trucking charges to Calgary from Vancouver.
The machine it's self is $392 USD. I added auto x-feed and a machine vice, then with shipping it is $650 Cdn FOB Vancouver. I will have to pick it up at the freight company, but that's a local drive for me.
Well, I will be honest, I went to BusyBee in Coquitlam and looked at the small machine there for $699. Then I added the X power feed ( which they had to order in for the machine which would cost who knows how much ) then all the taxes. I decided right then and there that I could do better if I shopped around a bit and I think I have. The $$$ I saved is buying the MT3 collet and a bunch of different end mills as well as a dial indicator and stand. I'll post pics when it arrives and I have it setup.