I've owned my Avid 4824 Pro for 4 years this month. Avid's kits are extremely well engineered, made with high quality parts, easy to assemble and they have great customer support. I bought the kit minus the spindle, vfd and related wiring. I added a 2.2kW water cooled spindle and Hitachi VFD. I built the base from 80-20 alum extrusion, more mass is better. The base has 4" heavy duty caster with screw out legs to raise the machine off the casters for extra rigidity.
It measures 5' 4" wide by 45" deep. The base is actually smaller but those dimensions are for stepper motors and other equipment on the ends. The only change I would make if building again; I would buy their air cooled spindle and controls which is simpler to install, get running and maintain. Other than 2 minor problems I created myself which Avid quickly corrected over the phone, it has run flawlessly for 4 years. After working for 42 years, my machine is strictly for hobby use, I don't need a job. I've machined wood, aluminum, soap stone, acrylic and diamond drag bit on glass.
The cnc has a dust collection shoe which was installed after this picture.
Bob aka MoHawk & Gigawatt
CNCRP Pro4824, Aspire 10, Mach4, VistaCNC M1 Pendant
Last edited by MoHawk; 03-26-2020 at 08:22 PM.