Thread: Kress v trend
Very new to cnc and building my first m/c. I was wondering about which small router would be best. I thought between kress 1050 and trend t4ek which has the removable base and is currently 1/2 the price of the kress. I am mainly intrested in m/c wood and maybe a bit of light ally work. Any thoughts?
This will be far better than any router:
Get the 2.2kW as it takes ER20 collets which go up to 13mm which is good for 1/2" router cutters, compared to the 1.5kW spindle which only accepts up to 10mm.
When I bought mine I was thinking of getting a Kress and I'm glad I didn't. These spindles are much more rigid and have lower runout which is very important if you want to cut aluminium.
Also by the time you've added a set of collets on to the Kress it gets expensive.
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I have to agree with Jonathan on this one. If you are going to go down the cnc route then go for a router/spindle motor that is designed for cnc work.
Thanks for that guys. I had seen these but had not given it much thought before. Seems to make sense. Just youtubed it and was suprised how much quieter it is.
2 questions. £258 inc delivery is that about right? And i take it that there are a few threads with various ideas on providing the water?
I will post some pictures of my attempt in the build log section. Please have a cushion ready for when you ROFL:rofl:
Thanks for your good advice.
Plenty of options for pumps - the pond pumps on eBay for <£20 are fine as long as you have the tank at a similar height to the Z-axis.
This is the seller I got mine from:
Use the best offer and you will get it cheaper.
i got my pump on ebay for a fiver. its a whale caravn pump, 12v so you can run it from the computer psu aswell
Thanks Jonathan. I have put up build log but I still have to be moderated:whistling:. I may as well go and order one as i need to think about my z gantry next. Need to do it when the wife's not watching. She still thinks I am starting a nice little cheap hobby.
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