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So I got a new CNC router as a christmas present. Well I havent got it yet but was told it's on the way. Without having it in hand I dont know what to expect other than reviews are good.

I know it comes with basic grbl control software but no drafting software. YouTube recommends easel from inventibles. Any other suggestions?

The model is the 3018 pro upgrade. Its undoubtedly made in China and appears to be a smartview genitmatsu (sp?) Knockoff. But hey for $200, can't be horrible to learn on.

Any advice is greatly appreciated. Suggestions in upgrades or consumables (like bits) would be very welcomed.

Happy New Years guys and cheers!

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I'm still partial to Vectric. Most of the people here use it, so there's a bonus.
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For the other person, I have not used vectric yet because last time I looked (was when I first started with CNC stuff) the limitation of not being able to save the toolpaths bothered me.. although I suspect you can just regenerate them, I'd have to look into it more..
With Vectric, I believe you can save your toolpaths and then use them if you buy one of the products. MEBCWD can tell us exactly how that works.
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