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I joined the forum to get some insight on brands of CNC routers. I primarily do metal fab as a hobby but interested in incorporating more wood into my projects. I have been doing CNC plasma and laser engraving for several years but wanting to expand my tooling with a CNC router. My plasma and co2 laser are US made. I have priced a few US made routers but I'm considering other mfg's so I can afford to do ATC. If you have any pros or cons on brands such as Jinan the info would be greatly appreciated but with that said I'll spare the repeat questions and research the archives.

If you do facebook and want to view some of my work you can find me by searching DoubleDironworks I'm currently not taking orders just doing projects for myself and family.

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Hello and welcome to the router forum DoubleD
 
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Welcome. We have a number of very good CNC people here. Thinking about it, wood and metal actually go together in interesting ways. Firearms with wooden stocks come to mind first, but wood can really soften an otherwise "hard" metal object.
 

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Hi D and welcome. You may not get those answers from an introduction so you may need to repost it in the CNC aub forum. By clicking on the large Routerforums logo at the top of the page you can go to the page where all of our sub forums are listed. Once in the CNC sub forum you'll see all the previous posts there and this question is asked often so you could see what previous responses have been which may help you home in on the area you are looking at.
 
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Welcome to the forum! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel and so we'll know what to call you.

What are your needs for a CNC - space, budget, materials to be machined, power available, etc.? This will help us to help you.

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WELCOME to Router Forums!

I'm very similar. I have done metal fabrication for several years and in the last year I have gotten into wood with a CNC. I try to combine both wood and metal now.
 

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Welcome to the forum.
 
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Welcome to the Router Forums. Sounds like you are ready to jump in with both feet since you are talking about incorporating an ATC spindle in your CNC machine.

Looks like you have done some research into what you are looking for so you know what kinds of cost will be involved. Are you looking for a turnkey system or would you be open to building a system, possibly an Avid Pro CNC system with an ATC spindle from another company?

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Welcome to the forum! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel and so we'll know what to call you.

What are your needs for a CNC - space, budget, materials to be machined, power available, etc.? This will help us to help you.

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I will most likely do a 4x8 table and 18K is probably the most I would spend. Thus the looking at other mfg's than US made. As for power availability I only have single phase available but there's always phase converters. I've been building some furniture pieces that I would like to incorporate some inlays and i recently built my first set of kitchen cabinets. They came out great and wouldn't mind doing more.
 

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WELCOME to Router Forums!

I'm very similar. I have done metal fabrication for several years and in the last year I have gotten into wood with a CNC. I try to combine both wood and metal now.
With the craze for industrial style furniture thier is definitely an opportunity to mix them both.
 

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Welcome to the Router Forums. Sounds like you are ready to jump in with both feet since you are talking about incorporating an ATC spindle in your CNC machine.

Looks like you have done some research into what you are looking for so you know what kinds of cost will be involved. Are you looking for a turnkey system or would you be open to building a system, possibly an Avid Pro CNC system with an ATC spindle from another company?
Thanks for the info I will look into it.
 

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I will most likely do a 4x8 table and 18K is probably the most I would spend. Thus the looking at other mfg's than US made. As for power availability I only have single phase available but there's always phase converters. I've been building some furniture pieces that I would like to incorporate some inlays and i recently built my first set of kitchen cabinets. They came out great and wouldn't mind doing more.
Single phase is all you really need. Our CNC has a 3 phase 3kW spindle powered by a single phase VFD and it works just fine. I haven't looked at pricing on used CAMaster machines but that's where I would begin my search.

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good day all
when i was younger i worked for a man who made his fortune as a machinist.
he said that work with meltels is cold. wood is warm. as time has passed I truly understand it now. i still like to do some metal work but has become seldom.
 

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good day all
when i was younger i worked for a man who made his fortune as a machinist.
he said that work with meltels is cold. wood is warm. as time has passed I truly understand it now. i still like to do some metal work but has become seldom.
I like that. Although I have a few scars from the burn of that cold metal LOL!!
 
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