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    Default Skyfire CNC owners?

    I stumbled upon Skyfire, and for what the machine looks like, it looks like an attractive price point. I am looking or some owners to chime in with their experiences buying, receiving the machine, and opinions of the machine.

    Was the buying process straight forward?

    Did you get what you expected?

    How long did it take?

    Is the machine up to spec?

    Any support available?

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    Default Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Read the Long Thread from the beginning to the end Thread i ordernd of skyfire 2 years ago and still waiting ,..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tkamsker View Post
    Read the Long Thread from the beginning to the end Thread i ordernd of skyfire 2 years ago and still waiting ,..


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    Thats scary.... Can you tell me the name of the thread so I can search for it? I would like to read it to understand the delays



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    Default Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Look at Show how to build a CNC machine from the very beginning to the end
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/vertic...are-forum.html





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    Default Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tkamsker View Post
    Look at Show how to build a CNC machine from the very beginning to the end
    http://www.cnczone.com/forums/vertic...are-forum.html





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    Will do, thanks.



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    Default Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    On my most recent order from SkyFire the Fedex tracking Number gives an expected Delivery Date of May 3rd. This order was placed One week ago. I will report on it after the package is opened
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    Quote Originally Posted by hab82 View Post
    On my most recent order from SkyFire the Fedex tracking Number gives an expected Delivery Date of May 3rd. This order was placed One week ago. I will report on it after the package is opened
    Hubert
    Was this a new machine, or accessories? Curious to hear its coming from Fedex.



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    Default Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    You can find more details on my approach on the following thread
    New Machine Build- My Skyfire SVM-2 build
    This order was for the parts I needed to do the advance work so I can have the controller ready for the Mill when it arrives. I plan to have the mill sent by ship, although it probably depend on how big of a hurry I am in once it is ready for shipment. Almost of the SkyFire machines are customized.



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    Quote Originally Posted by hab82 View Post
    You can find more details on my approach on the following thread
    New Machine Build- My Skyfire SVM-2 build
    This order was for the parts I needed to do the advance work so I can have the controller ready for the Mill when it arrives. I plan to have the mill sent by ship, although it probably depend on how big of a hurry I am in once it is ready for shipment. Almost of the SkyFire machines are customized.
    Hi, my SVM-0 mill arrived in 10 days from China by sea........Skyfire.com arranged the shipping at their end and I engaged a broker to receive it at this end.

    Back in '98 I imported a used tool and cutter grinder from the USA and it came in 2 days by FEDEX AIR.....cost a grand then as no other option was offered for international buyers.

    BTW......I would be more inclined to say that all Skyfire machines are optimised as opposed to customised.......customising suggests the machines are modified and not made with off the shelf parts in whatever shape you want them, but I suppose they could be customised if Defeng agreed to it and you paid the price.
    Ian.



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    Default Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    I hear you can get an "optimized" mechanical PDB! Hahahahaha



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    Default Re: Skyfire CNC owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by inov8r View Post
    I hear you can get an "optimized" mechanical PDB! Hahahahaha
    No you cannot.........learn to speak ENGLISH.....I have to only one made.
    Ian.



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    Quote Originally Posted by handlewanker View Post
    Hi, my SVM-0 mill arrived in 10 days from China by sea........Skyfire.com arranged the shipping at their end and I engaged a broker to receive it at this end.
    Ian.
    What he forgets to tell you is he was waiting for around 2 years after ordering, like all of us that ordered one.

    My recommendation is look else where.
    I've had mine sitting on the shop floor doing nothing for almost a year now, due to issues of it gaining steps. No manufacturer support, and its looking like a cnc controller replacements at this rate.



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