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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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So... I just purchased this CNC router, it's from CNC router parts and was purchased as a kit and assembled by the previous owner. Has a 2.2kW water cooled spindle and a cutting area of 24" X 36" and has Masso controllers. It also came with dust collection via a shop vac and a lubricant mysting system for cutting metals. He threw in a 70 pc CNC router bit set as well as a few other bits. Still have to run a 220V outlet in my shop and purchase some design software before I can use it. Right now I'm looking at VCarve pro, and even considering Aspire. I've looked at Fusion 360 as well but I don't like the yearly fee. Will probably download the free versions and try them out first. I've run a CNC water jet cutter before so I'm familiar with the concept however I've never run a CNC router, any tips, tricks or advice is certainly welcome. Ready to get this thing fired up..
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Nice setup TF!
Do not use those ball bearing bits on your machine.
Leave them for the hand held.
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Nice setup TF!
Do not use those ball bearing bits on your machine.
Leave them for the hand held.
I was wondering about that, thanks for the tip.
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Nice setup TF!
Do not use those ball bearing bits on your machine.
Leave them for the hand held.
Yes sir! Very aware of that. I have a hand router as well so I can use them with that.
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Welcome to the forum! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel and so we'll know what to call you. Add your location, as well.

Fusion 360 is free to hobbyists and start-up business earning less than $100k per year (sadly, I qualify ). What are you planning (primarily) to cut with your new CNC?

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Welcome to the forum! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel and so we'll know what to call you. Add your location, as well.

Fusion 360 is free to hobbyists and start-up business earning less than $100k per year (sadly, I qualify ). What are you planning (primarily) to cut with your new CNC?

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Added my info.. Is the free version the free trial they offer on their website? I only see that and the subscribe button. I plan to cut wood primarily however I would like to experiment with other materials, I have an idea for a lamp I'm wanting to make that will have the insignia of the Army unit i was in milled into it, that will most likely be my first serious project after learning to use it.
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Congrats on your new purchase Jeff , will be watching your progress . I’m sure the bench top Avid cnc is more than capable.
Looking forward to seeing what you come up with

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Added my info.. Is the free version the free trial they offer on their website?
Lars Christensen covered that within the last 3-4 months but here's a video showing how to sign up -


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Is the free version the free trial they offer on their website?
Yes. At the end of the 30 day trial, you'll get an option for the free hobbyist subscription.
Be aware that Fusion 360 is a very different program than V Carve or Aspire. While they both can do many of the same things, they both have things that they do much better than the other.

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Congrats on the new CNC. I have experience on large Biesse CNC's but unfortunately, I don't know how that experience translates to these little ones. I would like to get one of these for and start making some with one though. I would love to see what you get this thing doing.


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