1. #1
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    Last edited by Straker; 11-11-2017 at 03:13 PM.

  2. #2
    This model is 799 http://stoneycnc.co.uk/stepcraft-s42...op-cnc-system/
    I don't know what's included though but they are located in Ireland which is more favourable than China for support.
    Maybe a second hand machine would be the best route ? or you could self build a fixed gantry machine if you want to try that but your budget is quite low.

    Did you look in the 'for sale' section of this forum ? http://www.mycncuk.com/forums/188-Items-For-Sale
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 04-12-2014 at 09:50 PM.
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  3. #3
    The stepcraft machine was reviewed in RCM&E a bit ago....A Google search will turn up the review. Think it would struggle with 8mm hard wood and perspex unless you took it really easy.
    Neil...

    Build log...here

  4. #4
    Thank you for your advice chaps.

    The Stepcraft S42 looks more promising but seems to need extras like the drill itself and bench plate which add a lot to the price.
    I think I can get away with 5/6mm Acrylic, so maybe that would be ok?

    Being on a tight budget, is there any free/cheap CAD software that I can import my DXF designs?
    The Freebyte stuff looks promising.
    Last edited by Straker; 05-12-2014 at 06:10 PM.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Straker View Post
    Being on a tight budget, is there any free/cheap CAD software that I can import my DXF designs?
    Have a trawl through this lot; http://www.mycncuk.com/threads/6707-...D-CAM-Software
    some are free some are not. I like FreeCAD best; http://www.freecadweb.org/ There's some great tuition videos on YouTube for it.
    Last edited by EddyCurrent; 05-12-2014 at 07:10 PM.
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  6. #6
    As eddy said there's lots out there...i like Draftsight it's very much like AutoCAD but free...
    Neil...

    Build log...here

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