Thread: Xcarve

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  1. #31
    I have decided the X-carve is completely useless as you have pointed out it is far too weak and wobbly for the hard work of machining large lumps of aluminium or working 24/7 cutting out commercial products

    Unless you have a budget of about 10K or more it is a waste of time

    An X-carve is only really useful for light work like cutting out some small signs or the odd small thing

    So i have upped my budget to 10K


    Can anyone recommend a machine for 10K that can be used for light work like cutting out some small signs or the odd small thing

  2. #32
    A little extreme lol, if you want to get an Xcarve just get one no need to defend it but seriously check out the shapeoko 3 first as they are about the same price and the Xcarve is a shapeoko v2 check out it's history and the differences.

    Version 3 is a lot more solid than the Xcarve but has minor wobble in the Z axis, Xcarve has more flex in the gantry but more solid Z axis.

    Personally if I had to choose between the 2 I would go with the shapeoko v3 and remake the Z axis plate to be solid which a lot of people do. You really should check out the shapeoko forums and Xcarve forums to really get an idea of what you can do with one. My first CNC build WIP 120cm*80cm

    If you didn't buy it from China the company you bought it from did ;)

  3. #33
    Not sure what is wrong with the Xcarve shown in that video but my Xcarve certainly does not flex anything like that!

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