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Hi Everybody,

I realized I had been lurking here for awhile now and hadn't introduced myself and said hello. So Hello, my name is Dave and I own a CNC router. More specifically a CNCRouterParts 4896 Pro that I bought around 2 years ago...just before they made the transition to linear rails. I ended up doing the upgrade as they made me a deal. Unfortunately, it's been sitting somewhat idle during that time but more recently I have had the time to get back in the shop. Anyway, i've been enjoying reading all of your posts and learning so much...seems like a friendly joint, so I think I will stay if you'll have me...Below is a pic before I put on the spoilboard...

 

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Nice setup ...... but where's all the sawdust??
LOL... yes that is an early pic.. definitely sawdust down there now! I know pictures or it didn't happen :)
 
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Welcome to the forum Dave ;)

My dream is to have the same setup as you someday, as I’m really impresses with there kit, and there customer care .
Although I would like the 4x8 size , I’m debating to purchace the 4x4 Pro version of yours, as I’m not sure how the heck a 4x8 is going to fit in an already cluttered garage . (Could lose the laser engraver) .
Can always upgrade to a larger size in the future though, which is another bonus with Cncrouterparts .

Although there plug and play system would be really nice , I am going to build the electronics myself , and go with a water cooled spindle . This should help me keep the costs down , and possibly help me troubleshoot future problems if they arise .
 

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Welcome to the forum Dave ;)

My dream is to have the same setup as you someday, as I’m really impresses with there kit, and there customer care .
Although I would like the 4x8 size , I’m debating to purchace the 4x4 Pro version of yours, as I’m not sure how the heck a 4x8 is going to fit in an already cluttered garage . (Could lose the laser engraver) .
Can always upgrade to a larger size in the future though, which is another bonus with Cncrouterparts .

Although there plug and play system would be really nice , I am going to build the electronics myself , and go with a water cooled spindle . This should help me keep the costs down , and possibly help me troubleshoot future problems if they arise .
If I had to do it all over I would have gotten the smaller 4x4 table. It dominates the space now and I'm looking for ways to rearrange the shop.

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If I had to do it all over I would have gotten the smaller 4x4 table. It dominates the space now and I'm looking for ways to rearrange the shop.

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Thanks for the heads up Dave , as this is my concern to . I think for the most part a 4x4 would suffice , and if all else fails , I guess I’ll have to get used to indexing .
. For the most part , are you happy with your machine ?
I have read many threads regarding the Pro version, and have never heard a negative word about them.
I’m glad I waited it out , as I was going to purchace one a few years back , and now I see they upgraded to the linear bearings , so she’s even better yet.
The only thing that I could see in need of a redesign, is those limit switches , as they look to vulnerable to getting torn off or bent .

Btw ! I’m really liking that laptop arm too ;)
 

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Thanks for the heads up Dave , as this is my concern to . I think for the most part a 4x4 would suffice , and if all else fails , I guess I’ll have to get used to indexing .
. For the most part , are you happy with your machine ?
I have read many threads regarding the Pro version, and have never heard a negative word about them.
I’m glad I waited it out , as I was going to purchace one a few years back , and now I see they upgraded to the linear bearings , so she’s even better yet.
The only thing that I could see in need of a redesign, is those limit switches , as they look to vulnerable to getting torn off or bent .

Btw ! I’m really liking that laptop arm too ;)
You can always get the 4x4 and upsize later if you need or want to. I love the machine but truly love the support I've gotten. With regard to the limit switches there is a post over on another CNC forum that provides some good ideas about how to retrofit them to provide some good protection. I have come close a few times to bumping them and plan to make something.
The laptop arm is sweet... It allows me to pull it down to easily see and zero out my x and y. Although I just bought a new edge finder so that will make it even easier.
 
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Nice rig! Welcome to the forum. As for finding room in a shop that goes against some natural law I believe. ;)

Not sure what sort of bed you put on top of the frame, but I highly recommend keeping one section between the rails accessible for when you want to do some vertically clamped joinery.

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Thanks 4D... right now its covered with a simple spoilboard but i intend to open up the near end so I can do dovetails etc. using Jointcam or similar...Also plan to put in a rotational axis at some point...

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Very comfortable warm feeling to the room. Rick wants you to adopt him...that'll save him having to insulate and drywall. ;)
LOL... This room used to be a playroom for my daughters, thus the paint...it even has french doors :) It's now daddy's playroom.
 
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