View Full Version : Novice- need buying advice

09-02-2017, 02:32 AM
Ok so I am looking at purchasing a cnc machine Inc software and trying to figure out if outlay and maintenance are justified on savings.

Usage: wood cutting only

Cutting area- will be cutting 8x4 sheets

Materials: plywood and mdf boards at a maximum of 25mm

I will require on site training as well. We will be cutting all shapes

Things I cant seem to get my head around:

Do I need 3, 4 or 5 axis?

Cutting time: average cutting time on one board?

Vac system: do I need this? Can this be done manually after each board has been cut?

Tooling- what tooling will I require? It is only cutting shapes, no engraving, nothing really complex, curved circular lines at the most.

I'm a complete novice in terms of cnc and would appreciate any help or advice. Budget for this ideally only want to spend for what I need.

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Clive S
09-02-2017, 10:12 AM
Dave Welcome to the forum there are guys on here that could make you one if you so needed.

You would need just a 3 axis machine and you seem to know what you are looking for which is always a good sign:toot:

I have sent you a PM.