Welcome to the forum! Nothing specific, but what in general will you be making? Signs, plaques, 2.5D or 3D work...?
Aren't those back ordered for months? I dont like them myself, awfully expensive for what you get.Hi there, I’m looking into purchasing my first cnc router. At the moment I am looking at the onefinity cnc and the Lead 1515. There isn’t one specific thing I will be doing on the machine, it will be used all around. What are y’all thoughts on these two machines, or do you have other recommendations?
As far as I know the One can't cut 48" wide so that takes it out of the running for you right there.My budget will be around $2400. I will be doing cabinets, some 2d sings and also 3d carving. Yes the onefinity is backed up for months. I'm just not quite sure what’s out there other than the big names which I’ve noticed you can get more bag for your buck elsewhere.
There is zero wrong with belt drive if the design works and has a proven track record. I put 2 kids(of the 6) through college with an 18" belt drive that uses a little dewalt router(I could place a Hitachi 1.5 hp on it).I can get the onefinity for about $2400, but of course then I need software, tooling which I am not including to the initial price. The only reason I was avoiding the shapeoko was because its belt driven. Thanks for all the info guys, still can’t decide.
There are a few youtube videos, some guys have cut metal with the workbee, it'll cut aluminium for sure, They have the upgraded version that makes the machine a lot more ridged, But I wouldn't get their drivers and motors, you can better ones for just a bit more. I hear guys liking the belt drive, Get a bit more speed I guess, depending on the tolerances you need, if it's just wood your cutting I guess the belt would be good. like I mentioned I changed or changing my lead screw to 1/2 inc multi-start acme. I think you might get a bit more accuracy with a screw drive. But they do have another upgrade that removes any whip on their screw drive if you don't want to bother changing any bearings and redrilling any holes.Yeah I was looking at the 1515 lead kit on ebay, but can’t seem to find any reviews on it. Not sure if its a good option or not.
eBay or Amazon are a good place to start. There are a few good sellers on the net. You don't need anything huge to run the machine, 425 oz steppers with a 5 amp drivers should be good, I'm no expert at the electronic part, I got the electronics from bulkman that came with the machine and they were tiny, more for a 3d printer than a 1515 cnc router so I got a larger set. Longs motor 4axis Nema23 stepper motor 425oz 4.2A 23HS9442 CNC Router | eBay this is the package I purchased. they should run the machine fine.I appreciate the info. Where would I get better drivers and motors?