View Full Version : Nema 17 Stepper motors for desktop cnc

31-05-2013, 03:32 PM
I've already built built a hot wire cnc machine ( in the build logs) and now have the cnc bug. I want to build a smallish CNC router probably 24x12 and wondered whether NEMA17 would be OK. I used NEMA23 on my hot wire build. May possibly use drawer slides as well to keep the cost down. It will mainly be used for cutting lightply and depron foam so it doesn't have to be super accurate.
Any thoughts!

Here's a link to my hot wire foam cutter CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter - rcKeith | Projects (http://www.rckeith.co.uk/hwc/cncfc.html)