I purchased a 24 inch by 12 inch one from Fred Smith at IM Service in Hudson Michigan a year ago. I wish I could say it was trouble free, but for the first 2 months I corrected a lot of build errors and suffered until the DeskCNC control program was fixed. This runs off a serial or USB port with a convertor so your not locking into a parallal port.
Originally Posted by dkhntr04
But now it works like it should. Very well designed, uses good parts and does a great job, now. He uses servo motors and encoders for the machine and builds the router and control boxes in his plant, not from China. Don't waste your money on the Trend router he is selling for a spindle, It lasted me about 5 weeks. I ended up with a Bosch Colt variable speed trim router, and mounted in a nice machined aluminum base purchased from a vender on eBay.
Fred can be hard to deal with at times, but I think he was trying to do to much at one time and this was a new machine for him.
I use a software program called VCarve Pro, to design my stuff. Well worth the $500. Fred is selling the CNC router, control box/power supply for $2600, already pre-built ready to set up and use. The Bosch router will cost another $120 from Lowes and the mount is $60 or so... good luck.
Last edited by wmgeorge; 12-03-2009 at 07:56 PM.
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