Actually Dennis was the one with the RM25, but it seems like they are all very close in the electronics side of the house. Only the mechanical parts are different.Originally Posted by SOSx
If you wouldn't mind, will you cut and paste your reply here into the forum posting rather than keeping this a private e-mail thread. Everyone benefits from a discussion and stepping through the issues as we find them and work through them.Originally Posted by SOSx
No issues here, I also had a "less than useful" machine and brought it back to life. I have to admit though I am fairly technical being a SW manager and involved in motherboard design for Intel in a former life.Originally Posted by SOSx
Yep that is the exact unit I purchased.Originally Posted by SOSx
Mine is working great now. After a few "accidents" with the limit switches. It's really important not to swap the wires on the X and Y limit switches. Ouch!Originally Posted by SOSx
The biggest decision has been the choice of software to generate designs (CAD) and toolpaths (CAM). In the end, I selected TurboCAD Platinum for the CAD portion, but Alibre Design Pro is a less expensive alternative that has great after sales support. For the CAM portion, I was torn between Vectric VCarvePro, Vectric Aspire, and ArtCAM Express. In the end I choose Vectric VCarvePro. It was the cheapest package and can be upgraded later at a reasonable price. ArtCAM would have been a better choice if I could have afforded their "Pro" package, but for $7K, it is not in my budget at this time (maybe ever). But whatever you do, do NOT get sucked into BobCAD-CAM. The learning curve it too steep. It may be great if you have a CNC metal Mill, but it is overkill for CNC Routers and you will pull your hair out with their user interface.
As I said, please post your orginal private message over to the forum posting so we can step through the process and every one can benefit from the walkthrough.