I currently use a table saw and hand-held router to build PA speaker cabinets. I was wondering which commercial CNC wood routers do you recommend for a DIY beginner working out of his garage. I will be cutting 4x4 sheets of 3/4 inch Baltic Birch plywood. I do extensive angle and miter cuts.
Budget = $4000
You'll be lucky to find a 4x4 "commercial CNC wood router" for less than $4,000.00.
Let alone one that will cut your miter cuts, unless maybe you use a form tool (dovetail)?
And the cost of software.
What kind of shapes do you cut (any photos)?
tcsaudio.com (watch the video towards the end)
OK, looks like ( www.speakerplans.com/index.php?id=plans ) you could do most joints (box), & maybe rough out the other parts that need a miter cut, then just do the finish miter cuts by hand (table saw)?
The hard part will be getting a 4x4 cnc, for less than $4,000.00, most I've seen are around $8,000.00
A 4x4 K2 is about 10K http://www.k2cnc.com/Machines/CNC-ro...050_detail.asp
A 4x4 shopbot is about $8K http://www.shopbottools.com/prtstandard.htm
You could cut 45 degree miters with a router bit, but the table saw would be much faster.
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