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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Well, what do you folks think of this DIY CNC Router for a beginner like me? Is it too much for me? I'm okay around that number. Getting a branded CNC is no bueno, it will cost me 2-4x that number.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-10-2020, 08:03 PM
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I made it to a little over 5 minutes on the first video before he dropped the first F bomb and shut it down. Looks like a decent machine for the money, from the little bit I saw.

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Others here with much more experience than I have may comment, but I found it odd that he did not build any up and down adjustment in the Y axis plates. The top and bottom bearings are both fixed. Given that he drilled the holes in the Y axis plates freehand on a drill press, I wonder how accurate his spacing was.

All that said, my entire experience is with one commercial and one hobbyist CNC, so take this in that context.
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One of these days I will finish building mine. (Life factors forced my priorities to change on that) That said, a lot of the parts he is using plywood, it maybe worth the upgrade to aluminum plate. The aluminum will provide a lot more rigidity which is important to a CNC.
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