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CNC Router for less than $200
« on: June 27, 2019, 02:24:30 PM »
How cool is this, a three axis CNC router for less than two hundred bucks. Yes, it's a toy--sort of--but I figured I'd learn about the software and use with this weeny little thing and then get real later. There's a very active Facebook group and people modifying this to make it more useful. I built it and got the software running in about five hours.
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Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 03:25:17 PM »
Jeeze that seems cheap. Appears new too. Will you be able to make some wings with this setup? If so I want one.

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Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 06:22:23 PM »
Yup, brand new, from Sainsmart.com . Comes as a kit. You couldn't buy the pieces for that. But no, won't do much, and if it does it takes forever. No power. But it works and I'm learning a bit. When I'm done I'll give it to one of the grandsons.
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Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 08:40:18 PM »
Thatís a great little lab there man. Work out the software and the kinks and then scale up.

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Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2019, 01:45:11 PM »
I should do the same. I'd want a bigger table though. I know even those are pretty cheap now.
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Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2019, 06:47:03 PM »
Pretty cool so far. The base software is open source GRBL through a front end called Candle. Mostly though I'm using Easel which is web software designed for the X-carve machines but it works fine with the Sainsmart machine after a little creative setup tweaking. Since it's broser based I can use it on any machine.

Bob--pretty cheap meaning $189.00? I'm learning a lot with this and the end result will be I'll have a much better idea of what I want. Right now I'm thinking water-cooled spindle motor that really cranks.
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Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2019, 11:59:48 PM »
I spent $1200 nzd on building a cnc big enough to cut wings, amazing tool and the accuracy is just incredible, about to sell it off to pay for a bigger one  ::) , can't quite do a big wing in one piece.

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Re: CNC Router for less than $200
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2019, 08:08:46 PM »
Ok Kiwi, when you starting to sell your foil kits man? ;)

 


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