Afternoon all, I am fairly new to CNC I am looking to buy my first large machine having played with a MDX-20 (although hindered by proprietary software)

Off the shelf machines seem to be expensive, Chinese seem cheap but not found a good review yet. which brings me to looking at an open build particularly and there OX variant.

Has anyone envy experience of the machine and looking at either the 750x1000 or 1000x1000 depending on final budget as would still need to buy spindle/controller/motors.

for the controller and drivers I am looking at these

and the motors just going to get those from ooziest

For now I only want to cut 10mm dense form board (foamlite) but will probably want to cut wood later and acrylic.

Any input welcome as I am sure I have lots to learn