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Jan 10, 2022
I've been farting around CNC forums and videos for some years now always dreaming of something big like a 4x8 Phantom, but now I finally have a product idea worth investing into a CNC router, and luckily it turns out I don't need anything near that large a machine. I'll be making a display piece that will sit on a wooden base with maximum dimensions ~ 10" wide x 10" deep 3" tall. I'd like to be able to go higher on the Z axis but if it's got at least 3" it should work ok. Basically I would be starting out with a solid block of say walnut and have it carve out the whole base, top and bottom.


What brand and model CNC router should I pivot looking into? Hopefully I'll need a machine sturdy enough for production line work, but for now I'm happy with the lower cost of something less expensive. I'm not as familiar with the smaller models but I'm looking forward to learning about those too.
 
What brand and model CNC router should I pivot looking into? Hopefully I'll need a machine sturdy enough for production line work, but for now I'm happy with the lower cost of something less expensive.

What is your budget ? That would tell people whether this was potentially just a naive entrant into the field who could be going somewhere some day, or yet another hobbyist ...

(and maybe circumstances - single phase 15 amps utility room or 200 amps single phase three car garage, back bedroom in 4th floor rented apartment, small rented shop with three phase, have converter, don't know what one is, stuff like that)
 








 
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