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 Post subject: CNC Machine Types
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Hey guys, I haven't posted for awhile, but I am still using my K2 3925 machine and it's done a great job for me for about the last 10 years or so.

I have a friend who is a very accomplished guitar builder who is interested in picking up a machine. I recommended a servo controlled machine that runs G-Code with a Z height of at least 8". He's Ok with using a router based machine. I think a working area of 2 ft x 3 ft is about right for guitar work. I know K2 has disappeared and I haven't shopped for these things for awhile. Can you guys recommend any manufacturers in particular?

Thanks - Trevor

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 Post subject: Re: CNC Machine Types
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:49 pm 
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Seems like a lot of the small players have disappeared...
A lot of folks seem to like their XZero's.

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 Post subject: Re: CNC Machine Types
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Oops...duplicate post. Sorry.

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 Post subject: Re: CNC Machine Types
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:45 pm 
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I built my own, as there was nothing available in the size I wanted (700mm x 1000mm x 300mm of Z) that was built robust enough, and didn't need me to remortgage the house. Lot's of work, and at times I asked myself what the heck did I do that for, but now that it's built I'm glad I did. I know so much more about the machines, and how to fix it when something goes wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: CNC Machine Types
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I have a K2 3925 that I've been using for the last 10 years also. It has worked very well except for some Mach3 issues. I'm now running a kflop board with KMotioncnc instead of Mach3. Ron Liboon from K2 is now at Velox CNC. They have a 2536 machine, so that may warrant a look at their website.



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 Post subject: Re: CNC Machine Types
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:14 pm 
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Thanks for the info guys, I've been out of the market for a bit and greatly appreciate it!

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 Post subject: Re: CNC Machine Types
PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:21 pm 
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BMac wrote:
I have a K2 3925 that I've been using for the last 10 years also. It has worked very well except for some Mach3 issues. I'm now running a kflop board with KMotioncnc instead of Mach3. Ron Liboon from K2 is now at Velox CNC. They have a 2536 machine, so that may warrant a look at their website.


I still have mine, the machine works a treat. I just upgraded it's computer and have started working on the control box, I want it to run the CNC, Dust Collection, and Dust Shoe lights all from Mach3/4.

Too Cool....

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