View Full Version : UK RS6090D CNC Machine ??

14-10-2015, 11:34 PM
I'm looking into buying a budget CNC router. Id like to build my own to learn more about them but just don't have the time at the moment. Could anyone tell me what they think of this machine ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221906011008?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221906011008?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT)

The seller is only a couple of miles from me so I'm wondering whether its worth going to have a look but I'm not entirely sure what to look for. I will only need it initially to drill lots of holes in plastic/ thin aluminium sheet. It would be nice If it could cut 15mm ply also but that may be beyond the capability of this type of machine ? Any advise welcome.

15-10-2015, 01:10 PM
I guess, the reply by the manufacturer was ill placed and was deleted.

It looks like a usual Chinese rebranded 6090 machine which unless it has been worked on locally, will have all the issues of a Chinese built cheap machine. None of which are show stoppers btw. I also like the fact that ART cam is included so you are up and running quickly. Factor in a MACH3 license and an ethernet or USB motion controller if it doesn't have one already.

So my suggestion would be have a look at it on a non-committal basis and ask as many questions as you can. Get them to demo it too

The 6090 is bigger than your usual desk top machine size (6040. 3040, 3020). It will need a whole desk of its own.

It should have no problem with plastics, wood and aluminium as the spindle is plenty big enough providing you get your feeds and speed correct.

Let us know what you find

15-10-2015, 01:39 PM
Thanks for the reply. I've asked the redsail salesman who replied to confirm the delivered cost to the uk as it was so much less than the ebay uk offer. The spec is slightly different though (800W spindle as opposed to 1500W water cooled).

15-10-2015, 01:45 PM
Thing is with bringing in from abroad, you need to add VAT to the price of item and shipping/handling.

See freight for this machine will be in the region of 400 with insurance. Then you will need to get involved with a freight forwarder...it gets involved.

Courier freight can run into the 800-1000 region. It all adds up.

Go and see if the machine is worth it.

18-10-2015, 01:53 PM
Too expensive for what you get IMO. Bed is unsupported so milling ali will not be ideal, only one central ball screw etc...

Search AliExpress and Alibaba. You will find some good looking machines for 3k.