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    My numbers were right on based on Richard's price...

    My numbers were right on based on Richard's price quote for an assembled machine. From what I have seen at the Millright website, I believe the Avid standard series to be a much more robust machine...
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    I was wondering the same thing. I had never even...

    I was wondering the same thing. I had never even heard of the Millright brand, and it makes perfect sense to me to do a comparison with other cnc routers in that price range.
    David
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    MillRight 25" x 25" - $4199 in kit form plus...

    MillRight 25" x 25" - $4199 in kit form plus shipping. The literature doesn't mention anything about limit switches that I could find. The kit does include a DeWalt router.

    Avid Standard 48" x 24"...
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    Steve - I may have mentioned that I own several...

    Steve - I may have mentioned that I own several of the Avid Pro series, but I was talking about the Avid Standard series as far as price comparison. So about the same price- and up for debate which...
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    Not talking about the pro. I'm talking about the...

    Not talking about the pro. I'm talking about the standard series.
    https://www.avidcnc.com/standard-cnc-machine-kits-c-46_29.html
    Go ahead and click on the link, then add in the controller kit,...
  6. If he has been in touch with Gary Campbell, then...

    If he has been in touch with Gary Campbell, then I would expect he has a pretty good idea of the pricing for a custom "turn key" build.
    David
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    Richard - I was sort of thinking the same thing....

    Richard - I was sort of thinking the same thing. For the same price, I could order the Avid 48x24 complete with nema 23 motors, controller, proximity sensors, cabling, Mach4, and router mount. I've...
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    A bearing splitter or gear puller should to the...

    A bearing splitter or gear puller should to the trick.
    David
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    Steve - irrespective of the price, that looks...

    Steve - irrespective of the price, that looks like a quite capable little machine. The GRBL/Arduino combination is quite capable of running stepper motor driven machines such as this one. I did a DIY...
  10. I agree - Gary has a reputation for creating...

    I agree - Gary has a reputation for creating specialized one-off machines.
    David
  11. I was always of the impression that the main...

    I was always of the impression that the main difference in the Polar Bear series was the paint color.
    David
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    I have the Centroid Acorn/cnc12 combination on...

    I have the Centroid Acorn/cnc12 combination on several of my 3-axis cnc machines and am quite happy with the performance, ease of use, and reliability.
    David
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    Chris - this is the one I am using. Purchased...

    Chris - this is the one I am using. Purchased from Amazon several years ago. It is not really a flow meter, but does indicate that coolant is flowing thru the spindle.
    David
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    Same here - I use a sealed 5 gallon plastic...

    Same here - I use a sealed 5 gallon plastic bucket with hoses going thru grommets in top, flow indicator mounted up next to spindle, and a small amount of anti-freeze added to water to help inhibit...
  15. Mike - thanks for sharing those - I had not seen...

    Mike - thanks for sharing those - I had not seen them before, and that's nice that they are geared specifically towards wood working. For general 3D solid modeling with Fusion 360, the set of...
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    I agree Jim - a mister could be another...

    I agree Jim - a mister could be another possibility. I seriously doubt the small chips from fine cutting brass would be much of an issue though. Opinions may very.
    David
  17. It appears that the control software for the...

    It appears that the control software for the Longmill will run on a Mac. I haven't checked out the others, but perhaps they do as well. The Longmill looks like a fun little machine to work with....
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    Perhaps consider using a small dust shoe attached...

    Perhaps consider using a small dust shoe attached to a shop vac, or simply defeat the door switch.
    David
  19. Erik - that's exactly what I was thinking! I have...

    Erik - that's exactly what I was thinking! I have been cranking the knee on my Bridgeport mill up and down for years, and just recently discovered and purchased a socket that I can install in my...
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    Have you considered laser etching as an option? I...

    Have you considered laser etching as an option? I think you could get finer detail, but it would be etched and not engraved with a cutter. Just a thought.
    David
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    This looks interesting! I would check to see if...

    This looks interesting! I would check to see if there are any online reviews - Youtube for instance.
    David
  22. Nice work Stan!! Keep them coming. David

    Nice work Stan!! Keep them coming.
    David
  23. Scott - thanks for the clarification. So more of...

    Scott - thanks for the clarification. So more of an aerospace shop or equivalent for some "hi tech" machining of your parts. I used to work with many of them here in Arizona, but I have not contacts...
  24. That looks nice. Is the shaper origin like a cnc...

    That looks nice. Is the shaper origin like a cnc and follows the path automatically or do you have to manually move it along the path much as you were doing when you were tracing the chicken on your...
  25. Scott - what is your industry? I know this is a...

    Scott - what is your industry? I know this is a woodworking forum, but it is not clear to me if you seek cnc shops for cutting metal or wood?
    David
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