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    Is there a particular website that you like to buy from where you know there wont be any issues and quality is good?

    I'm shopping around and came across this site
    https://www.cnc4you.co.uk
    and wondered if people knew of them and if they have used them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Palletlad View Post
    Is there a particular website that you like to buy from where you know there wont be any issues and quality is good?

    I'm shopping around and came across this site
    https://www.cnc4you.co.uk
    and wondered if people knew of them and if they have used them?
    cnc4you has very good value on the Hiwin rails (Clone) and the motor's are excellent. I would buy the drivers, ballscrews & spindle from alixpress or ebay probably from China but if you look at my sig you can see how I roll lol.

    I searched around a lot and cnc4you is one of the best value solution for square rail in 20mm or above sizes, I have no connection to them and I really wish I could find it cheaper than they sell it so I could buy it cheaper lol but I can't and I'm going to end up buying mine from there.

    Keep costs down get a breakout board and use linuxcnc that's 200+ saved there
    Last edited by Desertboy; 02-02-2018 at 06:38 PM.
    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/10880...60cm-work-area My first CNC build WIP 120cm*80cm

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

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    I've personally avoided CNC4You since their website spoofing escapade, but they are usually well priced.

    Zapp Automation sell good quality parts, and support is excellent (Gary often posts on here, but I've not seen him for a while).

    It all depends what you're looking for.
    Avoiding the rubbish customer service from AluminiumWarehouse since July '13.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertboy View Post
    cnc4you has very good value on the Hiwin rails (Clone) and the motor's are excellent. I would buy the drivers, ballscrews & spindle from alixpress or ebay probably from China but if you look at my sig you can see how I roll lol.

    I searched around a lot and cnc4you is one of the best value solution for square rail in 20mm or above sizes, I have no connection to them and I really wish I could find it cheaper than they sell it so I could buy it cheaper lol but I can't and I'm going to end up buying mine from there.

    Keep costs down get a breakout board and use linuxcnc that's 200+ saved there
    Don't talk daft.!!! . . . Fred at BST automation in China knocks spots off Cnc4you prices and genuine Hiwin rails not copys.
    To give an example just on Hi-win rails/bearings alone I've just priced rails/bearings from last order I got from him at cnc4you prices and would have cost 2681.30 for the same rails/bearings. From Fred cost 963.00 + Vat

    When you buy rails/bearings, ball screws, Bk bearings, energy chain etc from him you'll save even more. Fred is great guy to deal with, completely trust worthy and you'll have the parts usualy within 2weeks or even less depending on how busy. I've had stuff in 5 days.
    Last edited by JAZZCNC; 03-02-2018 at 12:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAZZCNC View Post
    Don't talk daft.!!! . . . Fred at BST automation in China knocks spots off Cnc4you prices and genuine Hiwin rails not copys.
    To give an example just on Hi-win rails/bearings alone I've just priced rails/bearings from last order I got from him at cnc4you prices and would have cost 2681.30 for the same rails/bearings. From Fred cost 963.00 + Vat

    When you buy rails/bearings, ball screws, Bk bearings, energy chain etc from him you'll save even more. Fred is great guy to deal with, completely trust worthy and you'll have the parts usualy within 2weeks or even less depending on how busy. I've had stuff in 5 days.
    Can you send me a link to Fred please I looked at alixpress and must be searching for the wrong thing I find lots of Hiwin's (An clones) but none that cheap. I did find some clone rail at $350 with 4 carriages for 2m length which I was tempted as I want longer than 3m travel been struggling to find rail any longer than 3000mm. So if I have to but the rail up then 2 2m lengths will work very nicely.

    I'm searching for hgr25 linear rail?

    What I really want is a supplier or Iko 25mm rail as I have 8 carriages for that, which are roller bearings rather than ball bearings. But the only upplier I found were crazy crazy expensive like 400+ for 60cm length of rail alone.
    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/10880...60cm-work-area My first CNC build WIP 120cm*80cm

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

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    Can you send me a link to Fred please
    xxxxxbstlinear at gmail.comxxxx
    ..Clive
    The more you know, The better you know, How little you know

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    This must be Fred then
    http://www.fbtmotion.com/

    I googled bstlinear

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    I thought the price of the rail was very good value from cnc4you I had planned to buy clone carriages from alixpress or original Hiwin's ones. I like the wider flange carriages they're just better. If you can link me to 526 for 2*2.7m Hiwin 25mm with carriages all original I'm there! I'll get them ordered as soon as I can sell a kidney ;)

    I had a good look over cnc4you and the only things I would buy from them is the rail (Possibly the carriage just for simplicity), the 4nm nema 23's and the R&P if I ever do an R&P project.

    I've had good experiences with clone rail so it doesn't bother me to take the risk, same with ballscrews but what I do think is worth it is getting all my bearings & fittings from Fred.
    Last edited by Desertboy; 03-02-2018 at 07:56 AM.
    http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/10880...60cm-work-area My first CNC build WIP 120cm*80cm

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

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    This is Fred send him an email asking for a quote with the lengths you want along with other stuff.
    At this moment in time because it's their holidays he'll probably not quote you for lengths above 3000mm but they will ship them. However, there will be premium to pay. Still, it will be must cheaper than cnc4you.

    https://bstmotion.aliexpress.com/store/314742


    https://bstmotion.aliexpress.com/store/314742

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    Quote Originally Posted by Desertboy View Post
    I've had good experiences with clone rail so it doesn't bother me to take the risk, same with ballscrews but what I do think is worth it is getting all my bearings & fittings from Fred.
    What experience.? Have you got working machine that has been working with clone rails for more than few months.?

    The Acid test is not if they work or are accurate, that should be a given for precision rails. But how well they hold up over time.! I've got some Hiwin rails on machine that are 12 years old which I bought second hand and they are has good today as when I fitted them. Doubt those Clone rails will still be around in 12yrs +

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  14. I recently enquired to cnc4you about a control board and driver price, only to be told that unless I supplied my name, address, phone number and vat number (which I don't have) a quote could not be given, but I am welcome to choose a kit from the site.
    The kits on the site did not have the board I'm after.
    Not very helpful, not a good way to conduct business.

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