Quote Originally Posted by scratchbuilt_designs View Post
Exactly. 100% agreed.

Moving rails are ok for people who use small spindles, like a Kress, AMB, or a Makita or Dewalt mini router which have to be clamped right at the end of the spindle (usually a 43mm flange) In order to lower such a combo down to the spoil board for cutting plywood sheets Z axes with moving rails have benefits, because they usually can be lowered completely.

But once you start with some 80mm Chinese spindles or even bigger stuff, moving rails are just bollocks...

Me too 100% agreed, I made my Z a higher lift with fixed rails so I could machine around a 330mm edge of some disks and got told It was stupid doing it that way, your making a fine machine I am enjoying your posts.