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    Default CNC Router Around $30k budget

    Hey, I have been researching different options on this forum and got a ton of information but wanted to reach out and get a bit more guidance on selecting a CNC.

    We need the router to cut 3/4 inch hardwood, the parts being cut out will be small for instance around 20 square inches each with no complex cuts. All of the pieces will be pretty simple geometry and no need for anything more than 3 Axis. I don't anticipate needing to cut anything thicker than 3 inches. Would be interested in a 4x8 machine or possibly 5x10
    All the users of the machine will be new to CNC, service and support are pretty important and would prefer the machine to be easy to use or at least have support for its use (IE not Chinese made).

    So far I have spoken to reps about a range of machines (Thermwood, Laguna, Techno, CAMaster, MultiCam, etc) , I just don't feel as though my use warrants spending $50,000 - $100,000 like some are trying to sell. Thinking around $30,000 is a good place for us to start but looking for both guidance and suggestions on companies we should work with.

    Thanks for your time

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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    Check out roctech They sell some nice machines in your price range with US support. Yaskawa servo drives and motors, decent linear rails, industrial control system.

    --John



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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    Quote Originally Posted by jseiler View Post
    Check out roctech They sell some nice machines in your price range with US support. Yaskawa servo drives and motors, decent linear rails, industrial control system.

    --John
    Thanks John I will check them out



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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    Call DMS routers and buy a refurbished good machine



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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    buying the router is the last stage of the plan,,,,,im sure you have this all figured out but consider this

    cost of router
    riggers,packers,and trucking to haul machine
    riggers packers to install machine
    electrical including wiring for motor starts for the vacuum pump
    air + air lines
    air drier
    software+ post procesor
    tooling

    all in all,,50-60k bare minimum even if you find a used machine at 20-30k

    once a month we get a call from a guy who just purcahsed a router from irs auctions.com to install the thing,,,when we get there he realises he cant keep the lights on and run the router at the same time,,,
    Oh and Roctech makes a nice heavy duty machine for the price,,,HSD spindle,,yask servos ,,,very nice stuff,,,and the guy helps you with the cabinet vision post,,,

    keysoftwareservice.com



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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    Mr. Nite2099, the voice of reason, congrats...
    The machine is useless without work $$ waiting for it....

    Been doing this too long


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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    bostosh got me on the most import thing,,,,

    you are so right---

    without sales and work ,,,its just fun to look at,,,

    hats off


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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    Thanks for all the help guys.

    At this point we are deciding between RocTech and ShopSabre. Roctech is the 5x10 with ATC and the ShopSabre is the Pro408 with ATC both are in the 30-35k range but the RocTech seems like the nicer machine.



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    Default Re: CNC Router Around $30k budget

    I have a Thermwood C53 with autoload table we would sell for $17K.



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