I have one of the Carvewright machines and I must say it's great !
I have done many projects and have only had some errors but that was because I didn't read the manual 3 or 4 times,because it's new type of machine for the hobby shop it's going to have some errors and bugs.
It's a router in a box so to speak, the key word is in a box to make it safe to run for the hobby shop user, I also readed all the items on the forums b/4 I got one and I tried to pull the meat, out from the junk so to speak,some did return the machine like you said BUT I think many of them are user errors, there are many items on the machine that will stop it from running , (safety switchs that get full of saw dust) the biggest one is saw dust error many have made a vac systems to help with that and I did it also.
You made note of the DynaCNC that will be sold on eBay and they are now selling it on that web site BUT $1500.00 for a metal frame without anything else is a bit high in my book, most hobby shops will have a hard time using the software that you must buy as a extra item unlike the Carvewright machines not to talk about all the other items you must buy b/4 you can use the machine.
You also said Sears is selling the Carvewright that's true and I don't think Sears would take on JUNK to sell because they don't sell junk, Sears is not a fly by night company and they backup what they sell that's why I got my machine from them..
Below you will see a link to the ebay web page for the DynaCNC you should read that web page from top to bottom and then read it one more time, it has some real nasty hooks.
CNC ROUTER Table 24" x 36" Metal Wood Art Signmaking
X-Axis Travel Bed:
21'' - 25''
Y-Axis Travel Bed:
31'' - 35''
Z-Axis Travel Bed:
Less than 10''
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Motors, Controls, Electronics, Power Supply, Cables, Computer, Software are ALL Optional and sold seperately.
Build this router table with our complete DIY assembly instructions, add your motors, electronics, cables, computer and software and you are ready to cut.
The Kit ships 40% assembled. Super easy to assemble the rest of the kit per our instructions http://cgi.ebay.com/CNC-ROUTER-Table...QQcmdZViewItem
Plus a you tube link to view the machine running on the same ebay web page
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Originally Posted by dadsalmon
Tom's template thread is closed, but I saw references to the Carvewright CNC unit, also marketed by Sears. In reading reviews at both sites I found considerable unhappiness with the unit, with many of them being returned for a refund. Some of the criticisms concerned the quality of the materials chosen. Several complaints were that after one or two uses the unit would no longer function.
On ebay I found CNC routing units being offered with better contruction and choice of materials. When I called the company, they said they would be coming out with a desktop unit within a month, at price more competitive than the aformentioned unit. The company is DynaCNC and they are located in Monroe, WA http://www.dynacnc.com
. I was told that 20 units were the first build and will appear on ebay. Check it out if you are interested.