helo everybody!!! i am very interested in building my own CNC Machine for my woodworking hobby,any good advice and experties is surely welcome
Hi I just found this site and feel like a kid in a candy store.
I am looking to mill 6061 Aluminum 2x4x16 inches, can anyone tell me what they think of this ad on ebay? http://cgi.ebay.com/CNC-MILL-Nema34-...item2c530b832f
I want to build a router mill. Right now I am thinking of buying Pilot Pros plans, any comments? http://www.pdjinc.com/pilot%20cd.html
Oops sorry Sicilian it looks like I hijacked your thread. Sorry about that, but if you follow the ebay link you will find some pretty cheap 345 oz steppers woth control board. I have no idea as to the quality though.
I am new to this forum and new to the CNC world. I had been thinking about buying a CNC for the past few years and finally pulled the trigger this year. I decided that I didn't want to go through the pain of building my own. Don't get me wrong. I greatly admire those who undertake this task! Kudos to all of you out there. However, it seemed to me that many self-builders spend most of their time working ON the machine instead of working WITH the machine. Since, at 73, I decided I was too old to reinvent the wheel, I went with a turnkey system. After looking at many different units and spending time at woodshows, etc. I had a chance to visit the Laguna factory in Irvine, California, a resonbly local trip.
I was impressed with their IQ2 Pro model. It was a solid unit that just did fit into a space in my small (15' X 15') patio workshop. It was delivered the first week in February and I got it up and running within a few days. Most of that time was spent moving the 425 lb. machine into position. I have no axe to grind here, and with me it's just a hobby, but one I have wanted to pursue for quite a while. I am still impressed with the machine. It does everything I ask and more. Anyone who thinks this is a cheaply constructed machine hasn't seen it up close or in operation. This is a quality unit. It has a water cooled spindle for long operations without overheating. One of its best features is that it's quiet. It comes with VCarvePro and the files get transferred via a USB. It runs without a computer attached. That's great becasue it means no computer is need in the dusty shop. Its 2' by 3' work table is perfect for my needs. I have already completed several projects successfully. Admittedly, I am still learning all it can do, but you are only limited by your imagination. The nice thing about it is thatif it will make one, it will make ten, or one hundred. It worked the first time and works every time. There have been no issues. I guess the bottom line is that you shouldn't be swayed by negative comments about this unit. See it for yourself if what you need is a solid machine that works and is not a toy.