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10-02-2014, 11:07 PM
Hello to all, new to the world of cnc.
looking to find out about........a self build or a cheap start up cnc router.

Has anyone got any revives on the Gerber machines???

Fife Scotland

11-02-2014, 09:47 AM
Hi Dave, welcome to the forum! You're in the right place if you want to find out about self-builds as there's plenty of build threads on here depending on what you want to build and what you want to machine of course!

11-02-2014, 02:29 PM
Hi and thanks Neil.
not sure what I am going to do. would prob get an old machine and retro fit it????
but not sure.
but need to be a cheap starter.

11-02-2014, 02:53 PM
What you want to cut in terms of materials and size will really decide which way is best to go...

11-02-2014, 10:33 PM
hi neil.
planning on working with mainly wood.
so would need to be 1200 x 1200 min. and prob with a min 70mm z axis.
would love a 2400 x 1200, but its mainly for personal things to get started.
was looking at a second hand Gerber cnc router.
but hope to get some direction from this site.
or a self build. I have access to a steel worker ,250 ton press brake, 6mm guillotine and mig welders.

but already have a few projects on the cards. so pointing more to a cheap second one.

12-02-2014, 09:54 AM
How about this one? Bit smaller than what you want...CNC ROUTER | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CNC-ROUTER-/321318399217) or this one GERBER SYSTEM 48 HEAVY DUTY CNC PROFESSIONAL ROUTER WITH SIGNLAB O/S | eBay (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GERBER-SYSTEM-48-HEAVY-DUTY-CNC-PROFESSIONAL-ROUTER-WITH-SIGNLAB-O-S-/171239200832?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item27dea6d840)

12-02-2014, 11:40 AM
are the Gerber cnc units any good????