Just a heads up on the sidewinder CNC. I purchased his 42" or whatever size machine and ended up sending it back. Just didn't perform like I expected... but that's not the reason for this post. Dave uses Xylotex controllers, which is fine and dandy. Well, the board burnt out on mine and I had to get it replaced. I needed it in a hurry so I paid Dave in full for a second 4 axis Xylotex box and motors as a replacement to be shipped to me directly. We had an understanding (Dave's idea completely) to send him my fried controller and motors to return to Xylotex for warranty work. He was to keep the repaired equipment and refund me the difference. Well guess what?... he never refunded me my money. I even talked to Xylotex and he reported that it had been repaired and returned to Dave and I needed to take it up with him. Dave at Sidewinder won't return my MANY emails or phone calls for over a month now. It is really sad, because I have been nothing but nice to the guy and absolutely did NOT want to trash his name. So I'm cheated out of around $400-$500 from him at this point.
I would love to hear some type of comment or explanation from Dave on here as I am completely baffled by the whole ordeal. I'm hoping that there is some extraordinary circumstance that has prohibited him from even returning a phone call. I'm thinking about having someone else inquire about a machine to see if he is really avoiding me or what.
If anyone wants to talk to me about it you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
After the whole sidewinder ordeal, I purchased a Camaster. These guys are great and make a terrific machine for my needs. They even personally delivered it!