While looking around kickstarter, i saw this CNC milling machine. Looks rather niffty, but then again, i know very little on these things!
I'm having to seriously bite my tung on this...
Have a good read and viewing of the gantry build log section on these forums, pay particular attention to the physical requirements of such machines for them to be even considered as meeting the abilities of a milling machine.
It's also silly money $2500
One gusset does not turn a piece of box section in to a Rock-Solid Aluminum Frame, or Aluminium either for that matter. I don't think Jazz was consulted during the design phase, it looks more arty farty than engineered
The clever bit is the bend in the Perspex lid. I have never managed to kink Perspex without making it go all blobby and twisted looking.
But it comes with cutters ground from genuine American carbide! That must make it lots better, no?
It now seems to mean iron carbide, which confuses me because surely iron carbide is what we called "steel".
Carbon steel cutters are considered seriously third rate, but how can you have steel without carbon? Isn't steel an alloy of iron and carbon? Perhaps carbon steel is an abbreviation for high carbon steel.
I suspect carbide may mean some clever steel alloy with a fancy fine grain structure that doesn't hold flaws easily? Called carbide because it is reminiscent of the good old tungsten product. A bit like calling graphite, Graphene to make it sound all modern and trendy.
Last edited by Jonathan; 05-05-2014 at 03:49 PM.
What the hell, the tools are probably the best bit of this "so quiet you can use it on your coffee table" router!
Last edited by Neale; 05-05-2014 at 12:06 PM.
I like the "Rock_Solid Aluminium Frame" coupled with the failure to mention the "Bendy-Wendy Round Rails" ;-)
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