View Full Version : New to cnc, have a few questions.

04-04-2014, 11:39 PM
So I'm thinking about getting a dynatorch 4x4 super b. I'm new to cnc and will be teaching myself from from the basics. I've gotten to play with a plasmacam but like the dynatorch features from what I've researched. I've been looking at the torchmate 4x4 as well. I'm looking at this machine for a home garage based hobby and making a little cash part time. It won't be running 8 hours a day.

For a beginner how easy is the software to learn?
I'd like to be able to take a picture and trace it. Like for making template's for window well covers or tracing art like silhouettes.
Is this easy with the provided software?
Or should I get Corel Draw for that?
For the price is there anything better or comparable for less?

Any advice or regrets for those with a dynatorch would be great. It's taking every penny I've got and then some to get it so I want to make sure I have as much info as possible first.

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04-16-2014, 01:53 PM
I put my deposit down yesterday so hopefully I'll have it up and running in a few weeks when it arrives.

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04-16-2014, 10:08 PM
You will do fine . . .

Mine has been in my shop for two weeks, still sitting on rolling stands.
Have the gantry mounted.
A lot of chicken and egg scenarios got me.
You can not count on anybody now days.
I have a machine shop & a sheet metal guy holding me up. . . It should all come

What part of the country are you in? I'm in Louisiana . . .

04-16-2014, 10:11 PM
I'm in Colorado. Going to look at a new computer soon and pack up my plasma cutter so they can test it before they ship it or just cross my fingers and send them just the cables to install. Probably send the whole machine for less worries. Have to clean or the garage and get ready soon.

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04-16-2014, 10:24 PM
Look at MAINGEAR computers . . . Look at an XCUBE . . . Talk to IVAN . . . have him build you a machine with a SSD Hard Drive like they built mine.

I shipped my CPU to Dynatorch and let Paul configure it.

I think it is a far better computer than a DELL or any of the other Chinese built boxes . . .

05-31-2015, 12:08 AM