Hi, I've been searching the forum to try and get some information regarding the CNC masters Supra CNC. It seems there is some conflicting information which I would like to clarify. I would particularly like to hear from current or previous owners regarding their experiences regarding the machines. What I am looking for is the following. How good are the units in terms of accuracy, repeatability and build quality? What are hidden costs (aside from the purchase of a computer to control it)? What are the pitfalls to this machine, or benefits from your standpoint?
Also I would like to hear some recomendations from experienced users/ members. What I need is a small mill for limited production and prototyping work. I will be putting this machine in a home garage, so it needs to run on household power in a somewhat confined space (I am height limited at the garage door). It cannot be very heavy like a machining center because of residential concrete. It must be relatively quiet (garage is insulated but keeping the neighbors happy is a concern). For the above reasons I am leaning towards a knee mill based CNC. Cost is a concern, and that makes the CNC masters more attractive, although the "you get what you pay for " concept still applies. I have seen a few other products out there that seem to be very nice but also much more expensive. Ideally I would lean towards a Haas toolroom mill, but it is a bit more than I want to spend. I have also seen a few used units that would fit within my budget, but I honestly would not know what to look for (or be weary of) in a used unit. I certainly would love to hear some input regarding used machines from any of the forum members.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by RP Designs; 09-26-2008 at 09:58 PM.
I've been looking at the CNC Masters Supra and the Tormach. I need a bigger table than the Tormach so I'm leaning to the Supra. I've heard about the Industrial Hobbies Mill but their site is lacking and can't seem to find much on them even here at the Forums. The guys at CNC Maters (Omar) are great and the machinist that own the Supra have nothing but good things to say. The same goes for Tormach, easy to get a hold of and informative.