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    Nothing to do with me, just found it today, not a bad price too

    CNC Machine EagleIII Model 400x600mm Mach3 | eBay

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    Im not so enthusiastic, 2k & some time investment would build yourself a much bigger stronger machine

    *single ballscrew drive for X
    *unsupported rails for Z (cant see the Y ones, Id guess the same)
    *no mention of what drivers etc being used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcreaky View Post
    Im not so enthusiastic, 2k & some time investment would build yourself a much bigger stronger machine
    If you don't have the time, then you need a pre built machine. If you need a pre built machine, you need to stump up the cash or buy something like this. It would be fine for light use I'm sure.

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    It's too small for me but it just looked a step up from the usual lookalikes

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    It's discussed further here http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/market...400x600mm.html


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    It looks ok to me, for the money.
    As EddyCurrent says, it looks a lot better than most of the Ali profile crates on offer in that price bracket.
    But I also think "If" you have the time(and that's a big if!), you could make a much better one on the same budget.

    The unsupported rails seem it's worst feature to me.
    Edit: On further inspection the Y Rails look supported. Can't see X rails

    It is from Boro however, so it must be tough!
    Last edited by Greeny; 11-09-2013 at 06:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddyCurrent View Post
    Nothing to do with me, just found it today, not a bad price too

    CNC Machine EagleIII Model 400x600mm Mach3 | eBay
    the price is very bad , i wouldnt pay for either but with the one below its 800 quid change and a watercooled spindle
    CNC 6040 ROUTER ENGRAVER DRILLING / MILLING MACHINE b8 | eBay

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    800 + 400 postage.

    I think the price is fair to be honest. I think you would be hard pushed to make them much below that price and take a wage.

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    I wouldn't buy either of 'em as well, but it's perhaps not as straight forward as it seems

    The Chinese 6040: Warranty & support? Good luck on that one. Mach 3? Need to buy it . Yes you can use EMC2 for free, but it's not
    particularly suitable for most people just getting into CNC.
    Apparently a reasonable dexterous person can operate the axes better than the control box supplied.
    Most people seem to ditch it and buy or build another for 2-300 quid.
    So that + Mach3 licence narrows the gap by about 400

    Eagle includes Mach3, 12 months Warranty (6 on spindle) & Support
    So all in all for a novice CNC user I would of thought the Warranty & support (which is apparently good) of the Eagle Makes it a lot closer
    than it would first seem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~andy View Post
    800 + 400 postage.

    I think the price is fair to be honest. I think you would be hard pushed to make them much below that price and take a wage.
    looking at them i cant see one performing any better than the other.it also has a chinese wiff about it and looking on their site it says developed in the uk which doesnt mean its manufactured here
    someone will pay it.
    Last edited by deisel; 11-09-2013 at 09:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greeny View Post
    I wouldn't buy either of 'em as well, but it's perhaps not as straight forward as it seems

    The Chinese 6040: Warranty & support? Good luck on that one. Mach 3? Need to buy it . Yes you can use EMC2 for free, but it's not
    particularly suitable for most people just getting into CNC.
    Apparently a reasonable dexterous person can operate the axes better than the control box supplied.
    Most people seem to ditch it and buy or build another for 2-300 quid.
    So that + Mach3 licence narrows the gap by about 400

    Eagle includes Mach3, 12 months Warranty (6 on spindle) & Support
    So all in all for a novice CNC user I would of thought the Warranty & support (which is apparently good) of the Eagle Makes it a lot closer
    than it would first seem.
    the eagle will certainly have better drives (probably moons' SR24 drives) vs. some nasty yoocnc all in one stepper driver board in the Ebay Chinese one (not to mentioned a couple of hundred quid's worth of VFD/spindle....vs the 50 air cooled spindle that comes with the Ebay chinese machine)

    In my opinion, the Eagle should be a touch cheaper (on a 'totalling up what it's got over the Ebay Chinese machine' basis) ...but that's probably because the seller has had to build in some fat to give Ebay their slice of the selling action - if I was wanting this particular style of 6040 machine, I'd be inclined to go direct to the seller of the Eagle & see if you can strike a lower priced deal (on account there'd be no Ebay fees), see if you can collect with cash (no paypal fees etc)
    Last edited by HankMcSpank; 11-09-2013 at 09:42 PM.

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