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kingcreaky
09-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Upon stumbling across the below... suddenly my (so far) 1500 investment making mine doesnt feel so sickening. (so long as it works by the time im finished)

CNC Router / milling machine | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160949870267?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649)

Not that I doubt that this is worth what the current bid is... Im sure it is... but surely the sum of its parts is not?

28 bids already with 4 hours to go, suggests it has the support behind it to make it go for a lot more?

can anybody see anything I cant? unsupported bearings etc looks like an off the shelf machine? could be homemade?

To be fair; if I hadnt stumbled across you lot on here I would probably be one of the bidders!

blackburn mark
09-01-2013, 02:06 PM
To be fair; if I hadnt stumbled across you lot on here I would probably be one of the bidders!

I think thats the key... its ready to work
building is hard and time consuming but has the glorious advantage off "made to measure"

this machine looks ok, not rigid enough for my taste though

Shinobiwan
09-01-2013, 05:30 PM
That's a Strike CNC machine! Spit on it! lol

That was their 'demo' model used to sell poorly built junk.

I notice the seller has wisely choose not to advertise that fact. He must come on here.

All I can say is I wouldn't touch that with yours!

Ps. Wonder if this is the machine that was stolen from Strike. From reading the ad its clear the seller hasn't used it and has himself another machine. Maybe he let the dust settle before trying to shift it on?

Jonathan
09-01-2013, 07:03 PM
That's a Strike CNC machine! Spit on it! lol

Wow, I was going to point out how the photo shows two of the Z bearing blocks are only half attached by two bolts and say that must be a Strike CNC machine as they're well known for their quality Z axes! However I decided it was fairer not to, but it's actually true... sigh.

alex wight
09-01-2013, 07:05 PM
I think for the price that that went for (1920), the machine that i,m building far out weighs what that one could offer me. But everyone to their own. If your not in a position to plan and build, then buying one is the other option, as long as you dont get ripped off along the way. At least by building one, and probably buying in the parts, you know that the parts are unused and normally come with a guarantee, incase of being faulty. I enjoy the planning, and cant wait to see my end product, which will hopefully do the job that i want it to do for many a year to come.

Web Goblin
09-01-2013, 07:13 PM
That went for 2K!! In the words of my car phone kit when it doesnt understand me "What can I say?"

Swarfing
09-01-2013, 07:54 PM
Strike 1 and your out ! :joker::joker:

HankMcSpank
09-01-2013, 08:59 PM
Personally, I can certainly understand why it went for what it did. For some this is a hobby (& therefore the thrill of the chase is important!), for others, the economics/budget dictates they have to plan/build build their own....but for those that have neither the time or inclination (or just need to get up & running straight away) I'd say that machine was a good buy vs. the other option (chinese CNC machine on ebay). It looks like there was a lot of attention to detail & before anyone leaps in & says "but no supported rails...will it cut ali" etc....the seller was using it to cut wood & I'd say that if the purchaser has that type of material in mind, then it was a nice buy.

Shinobiwan
09-01-2013, 09:53 PM
That's just the thing hank, they look quite good but as soon as you delve deeper and cut then the problems show.

Strike has a record of building rubbish that either needs to be rebuilt or new parts fitted.

Lee Roberts
09-01-2013, 10:34 PM
There is now a vid up:


http://youtu.be/Jqw5EzOyjKE

and also more pics:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8072/8348234947_45692bb495.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/91880471@N02/8348234947/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8348236651_a8fbf64453.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/91880471@N02/8348236651/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8349299274_c973ff9d9d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/91880471@N02/8349299274/)

I thought the engraving made it obvious...

.Me

wilfy
10-01-2013, 01:10 AM
this picture, where jonathan mentioned the z axis with only 2 bolts in.

7921

have they really opted for more z axis travel over rigidity..... and what is that piece of plastic all about?

i2i
10-01-2013, 01:28 AM
look at the bidding going up in more or less 50 increments at the end, and a private listing. Very suspect....

i doubt anyone who wants to win an auction bids a round figure

martin54
10-01-2013, 02:28 AM
look at the bidding going up in more or less 50 increments at the end, and a private listing. Very suspect....

i doubt anyone who wants to win an auction bids a round figure

If you look at the sellers feedback everything he has sold has been by private listing so maybe just a coincidence about the bids but I have to admit I am always suspicious when someone sells so much stuff by private listing. You have know way of knowing who else has bid so could be shill biding going on plus a few other reasons I won't mention on a public forum.

Shinobiwan
10-01-2013, 05:30 AM
I quite like the private listing thing. Nosey sorts can't look through your feedback and see what you've bought since its just the feedback comments and no specifics. Few people do this though and mostly because it looks suspect.

kingcreaky
10-01-2013, 08:31 AM
hey boys... perhaps we should remove this thread incase the innocent buyer becomes a new member.

Saracen
10-01-2013, 10:05 AM
> two of the Z bearing blocks are only half attached by two bolts

There are four holes in the back plate for the lower z axis blocks, so it looks like someone moved the blocks up to get the cutter head nearer the bed.

Adrian.

Shinobiwan
10-01-2013, 12:06 PM
> two of the Z bearing blocks are only half attached by two bolts

There are four holes in the back plate for the lower z axis blocks, so it looks like someone moved the blocks up to get the cutter head nearer the bed.

Adrian.

The Kress isn't the original spindle. There was a small chinese vfd jobbie on there when I saw it. That's probably why the block is moved up since the kress is shorter.

JAZZCNC
11-01-2013, 12:52 AM
hey boys... perhaps we should remove this thread incase the innocent buyer becomes a new member.

Why they need to know what a pile of shite they have bought.!!

I've just uncovered another victim from same shister with dangerous electrics and seriously messed up machine who didn't know or have a clue. Bought on good faith and after viewing a working demo machine only to receive something thrown together far removed from what was demo'd.

So folks with these machines need informing of the potential death traps they may have bought or going to be using. This guy needs dropping off the Humber bridge with concrete block chained to his Ankle and I go over said bridge every week and would gladly oblige.!!

GEOFFREY
11-01-2013, 01:07 AM
Watch it Jazz, thats heading down south. G.

i2i
11-01-2013, 12:36 PM
Why they need to know what a pile of shite they have bought.!!

I've just uncovered another victim from same shister with dangerous electrics and seriously messed up machine who didn't know or have a clue. Bought on good faith and after viewing a working demo machine only to receive something thrown together far removed from what was demo'd.

So folks with these machines need informing of the potential death traps they may have bought or going to be using. This guy needs dropping off the Humber bridge with concrete block chained to his Ankle and I go over said bridge every week and would gladly oblige.!!

I'll say you were visiting me on the say in question.:cocksure: