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  1. #1
    Hi folks,

    I am a bit frustrated.

    After spending some days looking for machines I think I found what I was looking for:

    https://www.amazon.com/Next-Wave-Aut...cnc+piranha+fx

    And the problem is they don't sell to Europe. The other problem is one of the reviers said just a month ago it was 1000$ and now it is 1600$.

    It has the right dimensions for me, it says it can cut even soft metals and looks quite stable and made with decent materials (at least that is the impression I have).

    I cannot purchase it from Europe.

    So folks, do you know something similar sold in Europe?

    Thanks!

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    Hi Jon and welcome to the forum.
    I take it you have read the spec on this machine as it is not very strong in that it is using just round unsupported rails also the router is not included in the price.

    I suggest you have a good read through the forum to get an idea what others have done and don't rush and spend your hard earned money until you understand the basics.

    Before you buy anything ask as many questions as you like as it is a bit of a learning curve at first. Good luck.

    ps. if you need to speak with someone there is a guy up near you called Boyan look him up on the forum
    Last edited by Clive S; 08-06-2017 at 12:27 PM.
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    Seafax's Avatar
    Lives in Walney, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 11.
    I'm having the same problems finding a new 4 axis 3040 router that will cut aluminium without too much drama. I'd love a stepmores 3040 (http://www.stepmores.com/index.php?m...atid=31&id=43# - ships from china) or even a Kompas H-400 (http://www.cnc1.eu/en/kompas-h-400.htm - ships from europe) but trying to get fixed specifications and prices from stepmores is a right pita to the point where they're on the verge of talking themselves out of a sale and Kompas just plain haven't answered my emails.

    Sturdier than average 4 axis with a spindle in the 1000W+ range, you wouldn't think it'd be that hard would you.

    Any ideas anyone?

    Col.

  5. #4
    Quote Originally Posted by Clive S View Post
    Hi Jon and welcome to the forum.
    I take it you have read the spec on this machine as it is not very strong in that it is using just round unsupported rails also the router is not included in the price.
    Also, it seems like it is not using ball screws and the Z clearance is really pretty small. Not seen any real technical specifications, which makes it easy for the seller since if you buy it you get what he delivers and can't even complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seafax View Post
    I'm having the same problems finding a new 4 axis 3040 router that will cut aluminium without too much drama. I'd love a stepmores 3040 (http://www.stepmores.com/index.php?m...atid=31&id=43# - ships from china) or even a Kompas H-400 (http://www.cnc1.eu/en/kompas-h-400.htm - ships from europe) but trying to get fixed specifications and prices from stepmores is a right pita to the point where they're on the verge of talking themselves out of a sale and Kompas just plain haven't answered my emails.

    Sturdier than average 4 axis with a spindle in the 1000W+ range, you wouldn't think it'd be that hard would you.

    Any ideas anyone?

    Col.
    At least they seem to be honest...

    "Perfect for drilling holes or cutting circuit board traces Carving Machinable Wax, Wood, or Plastics!"

    I think that is true. Also, it seems pretty well described. It also says that it is: "- Sold as a kit - mechanic - without steppermotors and electronic" so which stepper specifications do you expect? But of course, they should answer your mail. That's really the basic of a business. Did you try their Irish contact? Maybe he is faster.

  7. #6
    That looks overpriced tat to me I think you were lucky they don't ship to Europe.

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    "Perfect for drilling holes or cutting circuit board traces Carving Machinable Wax, Wood, or Plastics!"
    They missed out icing cakes
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    Can you suggest a model with similar dimensions a decent quality and the ability to (at least slowly) mill aluminum?

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    Seafax's Avatar
    Lives in Walney, United Kingdom. Last Activity: 2 Weeks Ago Has been a member for 0-1 years. Has a total post count of 11.
    Arguably one of the most promising ones I've found so far is the Mini Muscle Mk1 which has quad rails on all three axis but can only move 310x310 mm. http://www.ukcnc.net/index.php/produ...uting-machine/ so not quite the size we were both looking for but definitely capable of machining ali. One downside for me is that the 1950 orice tag DOESN'T include VAT.

    Col... still looking at others.

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    A bit expensive to me too.

    The quality is good at least.

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