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    Hi all
    Being a newbie to the cnc scene,i just purchased a Chinese CNC machine from eBay ,I need to know how much software and what is the best to run this machine ,I will mainly be cutting wood models etc

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    to run it
    theres mach 3 which is cheap http://www.machsupport.com/ then theres Linux cnc which is free http://www.linuxcnc.org/

    for woodwork get a look at artcam express http://www.artcam.com/express/ its about 100 quid or so and easy to learn .
    then theres the vectric stuff http://www.vectric.com/
    anything the latter two have to offer will be limited drawing wise so its handy to have a proper cad program also then import finished drawings to the above
    Last edited by deisel; 16-09-2014 at 01:53 PM.

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