- Apr 3, 2015
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Which machine are you running?
Would you buy it again?
Would you buy it again?
I'm upgrading from a hobby level 30" x 30" benchtopI have a turn key machine which is locally sourced. I have actually recommended this machine to others and have been responsible for 4 almost identical machines being purchased. It is probably most similar to Laguna in quality and a bit cheaper with some big advantages.
Here is a picture right after I purchased.
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Are you looking for a machine? What kind of specs?
The one I purchased can be benchtop as well. Actually the legs are horrible and should've just built a platform for it myself. So are you limited to 120 V 15 amp? If you have already purchased, you're not really looking for one, right? Just wondering what people think of theirs?I'm upgrading from a hobby level 30" x 30" benchtop
machine. Due to space and power limitations it will
still be benchtop but more robust and faster.
The leader is the Millright Mega V. Made in USA.
35" x 35" work space. Rack driven. $2139 delivered.
Yes just sort of taking a poll I guess.The one I purchased can be benchtop as well. Actually the legs are horrible and should've just built a platform for it myself. So are you limited to 120 V 15 amp? If you have already purchased, you're not really looking for one, right? Just wondering what people think of theirs?
There are so many differences between machines these days. I really like mine because I didn't have to build it myself and it is rock solid and have the backup of local support if anything ever goes wrong. This is something for which I paid more than some other machines. Probably close to US$6500.
I'm looking at a larger on 4'x8' and will need to build myself because of where it will be going. I do not have room to forklift into the shop. So I'll probably look at AVID CNC. Mine are more commercial grade vs hobby models.
Yes just sort of taking a poll I guess.
I am a career CNC machinist with 35 years in the shop including owning my own shop for 13 years with machining centers and lathes running 2 shifts.
Currently limited to 15 amp 110 machines.
Eventually I'll end up with something like yours or a used Haas machine but not at this location. It will have to wait for my retirement homestead.
Thanks for responding.
Have you cut fret slots and / or any MOP for inlays? My current machine is very solid but looking at AVID CNC for a larger footprint machine and with the NEMA 34 and 8.7hp spindle. I'm worried that it is not as solid because it uses rack and pinion and DIY extruded aluminum frame. Thanks.Look up Avid CNC, formerly CNC Router Parts. Great machines, fair prices.
I ordered the Millright Mega V last night.So what is the consensus on the mill right system? Has anyone tried one/have one? I have been looking at these also,just haven’t pulled the trigger just yet. I can’t bring myself to get and x-carve since I feel I will want to upgrade sooner than later. Thanks. JR
Honestly if you can get past the "China" part you can get a quality 6090 with a 3 HP spindle for between $4000 and $5000 delivered. Lead time is a issue for me right now too. 8-12 weeks is a non starter.I spoke with AVID CNC before Christmas and it was going to be a 12 week wait time. I guess there is a lot of demand because of COVID. Even for the more commercial grade machines. I priced the machine I would "like" and it came in at around US$15,000. About 300% price increase of buying direct from China and about 60% of the price buying locally.
I have looked into this and found people who have done this. Generally for those numbers you pick it up at the port of entry. For me about 5 hrs away. If it was only that, I would probably purchase. Then there are the issues. There is a reason these machines are 3x the price when purchasing local. I do not want to spend an inordinate amount of time on work arounds and fixes or break downs. By all means if you want to troubleshoot and essentially build every part from scratch you could probably save a ton of $$$$. Keep in mind there is no support and no documentation in English. Most people that spend that kind of $$$$ don't want to take a chance on having a machine being down. Now you could luck out, or maybe a substantial downtown initially and then replace with good parts and it work out.Honestly if you can get past the "China" part you can get a quality 6090 with a 3 HP spindle for between $4000 and $5000 delivered. Lead time is a issue for me right now too. 8-12 weeks is a non starter.
Just checked them out. The dining table seems right up my alley!Check out Factory Direct CNC - very well made at every level, ready to run out of the box.
Like Peter - my issue is sadly getting it into my shop. It's probably going to cost me like $3000.00!
Here's a quote I got for a very high-end machine. Vac table, servos, square rails, huge spindle, etc etc - and the price is phenomenal. I still may go for this....
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I also priced a similarly capable 600x 900 machined with 3kW spindle (all else nearly identical - vac table, etc) - and it was $6150 to my door.
But I need to get something - the Chinese kit I have was a great learning tool (Workbee - and it has some of those 1000mm screws... lol), now I need something I can start to crank parts out with and try and make some money... lol
What sucks is I have one of the CNC Router Parts upgraded heavy-duty Z-axis - got it when I as leaning that way..... But dollar for dollar they're no longer at the top of the list for a machine that I can "blame" problems on the mfgr (i.e. - one of these "ready to run" units)