Hello experienced CNC experts,
Can I get your inputs/suggestions? I am “not” very experienced in CNC. Last year I took a college course of CNC “G” code class and I did total ~ 10 hands-on projects which includes spot drilling, drilling, contouring, pocket, tapping, engraving, …but my total time of usage of CNC is still very limited. This year I am taking Mastercam course.
I am thinking to purchase a desktop or tabletop CNC mill so I can do more practice at home, making some prototypes for work, and maybe make some toys for kids. The desktop CNC can not be too big or too noisy otherwise my neighbor will complain and I can only use standard residential 110V, not 220V.
I did some research on the internet and here are some desktop CNC mills I found. Would you advise me these CNC are good or so so or bad? My max allowed budget is ~ $3-5K.
(1) CNC Masters
CNC Jr Table Top Milling Machine $5423
Some people said the price is a rip off and z axis 5” travel is too short? Is RPM enough?
Are SyiL CNC Machine "B" Series good choices? They have BF46, BF20, BF16. My concern is the support and guarantee. The products are from China.
How about this one?
(4) Taig Micro Mills?
looks nice but it is over my budget
(6) Mini-Mill-1 CNC Micro Milling Machine
It looks nice but shorter XYX travel length – probably this is because the tool is designed for micro application.
they have 6500, 7300, 8300 but I do not know the price and accuracy of the spindle movement?
(9) ...??? any good one to suggest?
Thanks alot for any inputs.