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Am new to CNC , dont have a machine yet, looking at the Probotix Asteroid. The difficult bit is living in Australia, expensive to ship, but I am keen to get one.
If anyone has a better suggestion I am happy to listen.

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Welcome. Not into CNC myself, but if you check the CNC section of the forums, there have been some extensive discussions in the past couple of months that are a must read, including which machines, technique, software. I can only imagine the shipping charges. Scroll to the top and click on Forums, then click on CNC forum.
 

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Welcome to the forum Terry . I'm in Canada and the shipping cost and exchange isn't great either .
Looking forward to seeing your new machine.
I'm wanting something a little bigger and sturdier and future expandable, so I'm considering CNCrouterparts pro version . (If I don't design and build one myself) .
There out of Seattle. It's a kit though , so you have to assemble it , which turns a lot of people off.
In my case I want a kit for the learning experience and for future troubleshooting.

Here's the link
http://www.cncrouterparts.com
 

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Welcome to the forum Terry. I'm sure a few of our CNC knowledgeable members will have some suggestions for you.
 

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Hello and welcome to the router forum.
 

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Hi Rick
Have thought about the kit thing but as I have to source everything from overseas I'm thinking it would be a huge challenge.
That link you showed was intertesting , only wish they were in Australia , I would certainly give a kit a go then.Terry
 

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Hi Rick
Have thought about the kit thing but as I have to source everything from overseas I'm thinking it would be a huge challenge.
That link you showed was intertesting , only wish they were in Australia , I would certainly give a kit a go then.Terry
Yes is a tough decision alright . Guys here have had pretty good success with Probotix router tables . There pretty much a turn key solution if I understand correctly.
I want a larger work area though , so I'm looking at other options.

I can't give you the best advise here , as all my knowledge thus far is from hundreds of hours of studying, and no hands on .

I learned volumes at cnczone.com , as you they have threads for specific manufacturers, and you get a really good idea who's having design issues and quality control etc.

I also joined Joescnc.com , a forum dedicated to building a few different models of Joes . It's a paid subscription to join with plans , $75 US,and I have no regrets and learned a lot .
I was going to build the Evolution with V-bearings, but Joe is working on a updated design using linear bearings .
Using the V- bearings and angle iron will keep your cost at a minumum though , as quality linear blocks and rails are fairly expensive
 
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