Larry Jaques (in firstname.lastname@example.org) said:
| On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 18:15:16 -0500, the opaque "Morris Dovey"
|| Kevin Baker (in CArNe.2180$ej5.1452@lakeread05) said:
||| I'm getting pretty serious about getting a CNC Router and wanted
||| to see if anyone in the Virginia Beach area had one that they
||| would be willing to show me and give me the ins and outs.
|| You might post this question to the forum at
|| http://www.talkshopbot.com . The ShopBotters generally welcome
|| visitors to their shops (and we enjoy showing off our 'Bots :-)
| Aren't they about $135k cheaper and darned near as accurate?
Yup. They're less expensive and as accurate as makes sense for
woodworking. Some shops may opt for additional accuracy if they also
plan to use their machine for precision milling of plastics and/or
metal - although the additional accuracy does come with a hefty price
One of the best features of the ShopBot is the manufacturer-sponsored
forum in which users enthusiastically help each other solve problems
and share successes.
FWIW, I've seen used (working) machines advertized on the forum for as
little as $2k.
DeSoto, Iowa USA