[EMS Discuss] CNC machine

Brad Stewart EMAIL HIDDEN
Fri Nov 2 11:35:50 PDT 2012


Great information.  Thanks.
I did find a couple of MAXNC 10s with closed loop and 4 axis on Ebay.  
http://www.ebay.com/itm/170932337631?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1426.l2648
If I can get it for under $1500, it would be an awesome kit for small
projects.

Brad



On Thu, Nov 1, 2012, at 10:54 PM, Mr. Clif wrote:
> I have a friend who I'll probably quote below. He says that these 
> smaller machines are good for learning on but if you want repeatability 
> or faster than crawling along you want a bigger machine. You can get 
> larger machines and then retrofit it with CNC. He has recently looked 
> into this very same thing, and determeind that he wanted something more 
> than just a learning machine, ie, one that he could make real world 
> parts on not just in plastic. Here are the links he came up with during 
> his search:
> ___________________________________________________________________________________________
> 
> Clif,
> 
> These are both very low end hobby mills (the kind I was originally 
> looking at).  They are suitable for working in wood, plastic and maybe 
> aluminum.  They would be GREAT as a tool for learning CNC and G code 
> programming.
> 
> A step up (though 3 times the money) would be something like 
> http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=3501&category=1241045623 
> or 
> http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=3829&category=1241045623 
> 
> 
> Remember that none of these light weight machines are going to be very 
> stiff so slow and patient is the ticket if you want to have *ANY* kind 
> of precision.
> 
> Other Hobby mills I looked at include:
> http://www.taigtools.com/cmill.html
> http://www.cnczone.com/classifieds/machines/p7920-cnc-converted-harbor-freight-mill-drill.html 
> 
> http://www.cncmasters.com/index.php?page=cnc-baron-milling-machine
> http://makeprojects.com/Project/CNC+Mini+Mill+Conversion+Kit+%28Hardware%29/1295/1#.UJMRP4bud8E 
> 
> 
> <He thought this was the ***BEST*** of the hobby mills>:
> 
> http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=4218&category=1387807683 
> PLUS
> http://www.cncfusion.com/minimill1.html
> http://www.kelinginc.net/
> http://www.littlemachineshop.com/3652   (Today I'd probably look at 
> LinuxCNC, even though the learning curve is steeper. )
> 
> Here is an in between mill:
> 
> http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=3501&category=1241045623
> 
> Depending on skills he might consider converting one of the heavier 
> bench-top mills.
> 
> My friend who withheld his name. ;-)
> ___________________________________________________________________________________________
> 
> These are obviousely all hobby mills, now his search has moved on to 
> heavy duty bench top mills and low end production mills, and we could 
> dig up those links if you are interested. like this one for instance:
> 
> http://www.grizzly.com/products/6-x-21-Mill-Drill/G0619
> 
> Though it's not CNC, yet... but he is still hopeful that there is a kit 
> out there somewhere for it.
> 
>      Have fun,
>      Clif
> 
> Brad Stewart wrote:
> > If I purchase a CNC mill, I would probably leave it at the shop 
> > (assuming there is a space).  Makes most sense for now.
> > Brad
> >
> > On 10/31/2012 12:01 PM, Rick Osgood wrote:
> >> I don't know much about CNC mills (or really mills in general) 
> >> myself, but this looks pretty cool!  Are you looking to get something 
> >> for yourself at home?  Or are you thinking of getting something to 
> >> leave at the shop for communal use?
> >>
> >> Rick
> >>
> >> On Wed, Oct 31, 2012 at 10:28 AM, Brad Stewart <EMAIL HIDDEN 
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> >>
> >>     Hello Makers,
> >>     I'm looking at getting a CNC Mill.  I found this one:
> >>     http://www.maxnc.net/product_p/maxnc10.htm
> >>     Let me know your comments.
> >>
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