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    Okay Jazz and andrew, I've listened, my finger is well and truly off the workbee "buy" button.

    Jazz, I've just found your PM, I'm new here, I'll respond shortly.

    Something I have noticed is different manufacturers quote sizes differently. Some quote machine size, some quote cutting area size, and there seems to be no standard as to which is the gantry width. How about a forum standard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smiffy View Post
    Okay Jazz and andrew, I've listened, my finger is well and truly off the workbee "buy" button.
    Best choice you've made this year.!

    Quote Originally Posted by Smiffy View Post
    Something I have noticed is different manufacturers quote sizes differently. Some quote machine size, some quote cutting area size, and there seems to be no standard as to which is the gantry width. How about a forum standard?
    Those stating total machine size rather than Cutting area are just trying to make it look bigger and more appealing. It's a marketing ploy and the first sign in my book that if they need to resort to those tactics to sell machines then the company and probably the machine need to be avoided.!!

    The gantry width doesn't really come into it because some call the gantry X-axis and some Y-axis which is perfectly fine because it depends on which way the machine is viewed and used. However it's usual to quote sizes in X, Y, Z format but that doesn't mean X is always the length. It will always be the axis which runs left to right and Y will always be the axis which travels towards and away from you but it depends on if you use and view the machine from the front or the side.

    This can confuse people when new to the machine but it soon becomes obvious why when you use the machine, because if setup to view from the front but you work from the side it very quickly gets confusing because the screen doesn't match what your seeing.!
    -use common sense, if you lack it, there is no software to help that.

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