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mmedina1976
03-27-2017, 08:31 PM
I have $3000 to spend on a cnc router. Looking at Romaxx, Stepcraft or Shapeoko 3. Give each your opinions and reasons.

UnionTech
03-28-2017, 12:17 AM
3000USD for a cnc router? You need the show us the specifications they give you, then it will be easier

crazerico
04-21-2017, 03:15 PM
Why not build yours?
i have invested around 1900 on mine and its about 36x36 running a 2.2kw air cooled spindle and it works great

mmedina1976
04-23-2017, 04:51 PM
The first CNC router I made, just wasn't accurate enough. I need an accuracy of .005 minimum. I'm looking at a Romaxx HD-1.
I have looked at XCarve, and Shapeoko, and a few others, but the problem is when the z axis is lowered, there seems to be
some reflection (deflection), and the router and z axis tend to be not stiff enough for accurate depth engraving and routing.
I will be engraving aluminum, pewter, sterling, and some gold. I will then be routing wood, and some aluminum.

If I thought I could be assured of an accuracy between .002 and .005, I would build my own again.

Maria

wednesday
04-23-2017, 07:00 PM
What are you looking to cut? There are folks out there that can build for you what you need at your budget.

mmedina1976
04-23-2017, 07:36 PM
What are you looking to cut? There are folks out there that can build for you what you need at your budget.
See bottom of previous post.