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    I really doubt that you can find any real good...

    I really doubt that you can find any real good books that are going to be very helpful because different CNCs use different software to operate them and the design software is all different and...
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    To learn the software it took me a few months to...

    To learn the software it took me a few months to really start learning and about a year before I becamse fairly proficient with it. Now something simple like donuts, will take you maybe 30 minutes...
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    Newest version is 10. Technically you are...

    Newest version is 10. Technically you are suppose to pay a small fee to vectric and register the program you have bought with the machine. Once out its in your name you will be able to just buy...
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    An easy way to move it depending on your access...

    An easy way to move it depending on your access to your shop is to just hire a flatbed wrecker and he can slide it right into the doorway and then all you need is some dollies. I had to move mine...
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    My experience with vcarve pro even the low...

    My experience with vcarve pro even the low powered older computers will run it and only slows down when they are simulating the toolpaths in the preview. Some very slow computers will hangup on too...
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    Shopbot is a pretty big player in the CNC world...

    Shopbot is a pretty big player in the CNC world and has been for awhile. I'd probably take one of them before the Shapeoko also. They have a huge user base and I believe that they are very active...
  7. Stewart, I replied to your email so check spam if...

    Stewart, I replied to your email so check spam if it isn't in inbox
  8. bmilam111@yahoo.com

    bmilam111@yahoo.com
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    The 3 heads should be two routers and one...

    The 3 heads should be two routers and one spindle. It's sort of in between normal and an ATC. Yes, Camaster Stingers are good, built like a tank and you will have tech support on it even tho you...
  10. That is the one. If you want to hear what I...

    That is the one. If you want to hear what I found to be the Pros and Cons on the machine feel free to contact me. Many things I like and a couple that I didn't like on the machine. I've had it for...
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    Congrats on the machine. I'd be shocked if thre...

    Congrats on the machine. I'd be shocked if thre wasn't a Rich Auto PP for you. Between the 2 I think you made the right choice. Rarely, if ever have I heard someone say that they wished that they...
  12. Depends on what components it has but even then...

    Depends on what components it has but even then they are old. IMO, Laguna over prices them by quite a bit for it to be a rebranded Chinese machine. I bought my 4X8 new for $200 more than the 6K you...
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    On a Chinese machine ER20 can be normal. My...

    On a Chinese machine ER20 can be normal. My machine came with a 3kw spindle and ER20 collets which i had no issues with. I just replace it with another 3kw ATC spindle and that one uses ER25.
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    If you look at these rebranded Chinese machines,...

    If you look at these rebranded Chinese machines, I think they are all over priced. The best deals when I looked were importers of Chinese machines that didn't try to disguise them as a rebranded...
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    https://acctekusa.com same manufacturer but they...

    https://acctekusa.com same manufacturer but they are the U.S. importer. I never even used their mach 3. I removed it right away and put in Acorn.
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    You basically just need the spindle, wiring and...

    You basically just need the spindle, wiring and the VFD. To have the simple on/ off and speed control depends on what kind of control you have and using a wiring schematic to connect the VFD to it...
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    Go look at the Camaster forum and watch for used...

    Go look at the Camaster forum and watch for used Stinger 1 in that size. I bet you could find it used for that price. Granted it might not have a spindle but many use the routers on that size. ...
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    Have you considered going the Chinese route? I...

    Have you considered going the Chinese route? I bought from Acctel USA out of Chicago and got a 4X8 with 3 Kw spindle for $6200. I know they will order smaller sized machines in but not sure of what...
  19. While waiting for the Acorn and the machine also...

    While waiting for the Acorn and the machine also go to https://centroidcnc.com/centroid_diy/acorn_cnc_controller.html download the manual, find the schematics that you will need and I'd also look at...
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    Sticky: I got an email about 2 weeks ago. I looked at...

    I got an email about 2 weeks ago. I looked at the new features and am planning on upgrading from v.7.5 soon. Looks like it has greatly improved from what I have been using.
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    i never got it so sent you one

    i never got it so sent you one
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    www. ebay....

    www. ebay....
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    The ATC was about 1/2 that with everything in the...

    The ATC was about 1/2 that with everything in the picture. I wouldn’t have been able to justify it to my wife at 3000. I don’t remember the min rpm but it is only 18,000 max.

    The spindle is...
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    That was me David what do you want to know? You...

    That was me David what do you want to know? You can go to Acctek USA and see the one that I bought. They are out of Chicago. I got the 4X8 with a 4th axis rotary and a dust collector for $6800 out...
  25. I switched my Chinese machine from Mach3 to...

    I switched my Chinese machine from Mach3 to Centroid Acorn. I'm not very technical and had no idea what I was doing but they have a good forum with tons of technical help. Was pretty painless...
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