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    Default Smithy MX200 CNC Mill

    Anyone own one of these. I like the specs and am on the edge of buying one but Smithy will not allow me to talk to a current owner.
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    Default Re: Smithy MX200 CNC Mill

    Quote Originally Posted by WestyOne View Post
    I like the specs and am on the edge of buying one but Smithy will not allow me to talk to a current owner.
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    That's usually not a very good sign.



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    Default Re: Smithy MX200 CNC Mill

    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelHenry View Post
    That's usually not a very good sign.
    Maybe not very many people have bought one? It is a new model, I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmarks11 View Post
    Maybe not very many people have bought one? It is a new model, I believe.
    Well, I did say "usually"

    However surely there is at least one owner that they can use as a reference.



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    Update - I got some references for the MX200. Very well liked. So I bought one.

    Smithy Automate MX200 mill, CNC Masters 1440, CWI Professor CNC Router, various other junk


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    Default Re: Smithy MX200 CNC Mill

    Quote Originally Posted by WestyOne View Post
    Update - I got some references for the MX200. Very well liked. So I bought one.
    Congrats, looking forward to reading your comments on the machine!

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    Default Re: Smithy MX200 CNC Mill

    Please update when you receive the mill. I am on the fence between this machine and a Tormach. I really like the MX 200, but like how much info and help is out there for the Tormach. How long is it going to take to receive it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by 32Racer View Post
    Please update when you receive the mill. I am on the fence between this machine and a Tormach. I really like the MX 200, but like how much info and help is out there for the Tormach. How long is it going to take to receive it?
    I'm in Canada so I expect delivery in one month. I will certainly offer my opinion on this forum. 4HP, Servo drives, BT30 and a real controller. We'll see.

    Thanks

    Smithy Automate MX200 mill, CNC Masters 1440, CWI Professor CNC Router, various other junk


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    Quote Originally Posted by WestyOne View Post
    I'm in Canada so I expect delivery in one month. I will certainly offer my opinion on this forum. 4HP, Servo drives, BT30 and a real controller. We'll see.

    Thanks
    Another Canuck here in Calgary I've been looking at the 425 and am wondering about shiping charges, and duty if any, I know there is the gst. Which city are you in?



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    I'm in Victoria. I'm having the machine delivered to Blain where I will pick it up and bring it across the boarder and "Self Broker" it. Yep, GST. Price to ship to Blain was $850 US.

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    Smithy Automate MX200 mill, CNC Masters 1440, CWI Professor CNC Router, various other junk


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    Quote Originally Posted by WestyOne View Post
    I'm in Victoria. I'm having the machine delivered to Blain where I will pick it up and bring it across the boarder and "Self Broker" it. Yep, GST. Price to ship to Blain was $850 US.

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    Thats not bad I'd probably just get them to do it I've never brokered anything yet so I wouldn't know where to begin. I'm going down to Modern Tool probably this week my son wants to look at lathes so I was thinking if they could bring it in George the owner could see it and maybe offer them in Canada as they cover most of Canada.
    I lived in Victoria for 26 years I moved here to get work in 81 I'll be out there during the summer visiting family.



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    Default Re: Smithy MX200 CNC Mill

    Well my new Smithy MX200 arrived. Haven't made parts yet but got it powered up. Very poor preparation for shipping resulted in damage. The machine wasn't in a create but was bolted to a steel frame and bubble wrapped. I believe it tipped over during shipping because the shipping frame was badly twisted and the lube reservoir spilled it guts.

    Electrical track twisted and damaged
    Front chip door bent by the "Y" axis. (How is it possible for the "Y" axis to travel so far it hits the chip door? WTF?)
    Coolant drain busted up by a fork lift.

    All that said I'm still impressed with what is on the machine for the money. Inside the control cabinet is impressive. Nicely laid out with 3 huge big ass Siemens servo drives, spindle drive, electrical wire trays and twin cooling fans. Pro!

    The machine is setup with everything it needs to serve well. The 808d Siemens controller is sweet. The fit and finish is typical Chinese. Missing or mismatched bolts, rough edges, scratches...some of the peripherals look used?Too bad, for a little tidying up I would rate it at A+ but as received I give A-.

    More to come as I put it to work.

    Cheers

    Smithy Automate MX200 mill, CNC Masters 1440, CWI Professor CNC Router, various other junk


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