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Jun 07, 2019, 12:45 PM
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Wow, for over 12 years now I have been using Mach3 with zero issues. But I do like to have my axis movements very smooth and exact, so if you are missing steps or binding in any axis it IS the machine and NOT the software. Your mileage may vary if you are mechanically challenged.
You are correct - it was not software related ( UCCNC btw. ) I acquired the machine 2nd hand from a friend, and while it was in excellent condition, it needed some proper cleaning, lubing and tuning. Finally made the commitment to go through the entire machine and make things right. Since then, things have been really good, and I'm running the machine 3 - 4 times a week.

Now the problems are operator related.
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Jun 07, 2019, 04:50 PM
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lol, I know the operator error well....busted bits, ruined material
But I do like the ability to make what I want, well worth the efforts for sure
Good luck
Jul 13, 2019, 05:30 PM
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If you are a DIYer, a bit "handy", and interested...

in a fun, educational, inexpensive (as CNC machines go...), and incredibly flexible machine, take a look at MPCNC

http://https://www.v1engineering.com/specifications/

https://www.v1engineering.com/videos/gallery/

A very well-engineered hobby machine, literally thousands built and "in the wild", and incredible support forum.
I can only confirm that, I know nothing better for the money at the moment. Granted, you can not get that for $ 200-300, but for $ 400, this CNC router is complete with everything you need. The advantage is the variable size in which you can build the router. Also for laser cutting or as a large 3D printer, you can build it as you like. The controller is a GRBL (Arduino Uno), and as software I use Estlcam V11. Balsa, plywood, fiberglass and carbon are no problem for the machine, but there is a Dremel as a milling spindle. And in case of need, you can even mill aluminum, but then no longer with a Dremel, then something stronger must be pure. I'm definitely happy with the MPCNC, for $ 400 the machine is good. And I do not think that you get a finished comparable machine for 200-300 dollars, because you have to be really lucky and make a bargain.

Greetings Andreas
Jul 18, 2019, 06:30 AM
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For 400/500$, you can build a more rigid CNC (size can easily be extented).
See here:
https://www.makerfr.com/en/
Jul 18, 2019, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by mstrens
For 400/500$, you can build a more rigid CNC (size can easily be extented).
See here:
https://www.makerfr.com/en/
The link does not work, unfortunately, I only see a white page.

Greetings Andreas
Jul 19, 2019, 03:21 PM
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It is strange because when I use the link, I get the right answer.
You can also try
www.makerfr.com
You can then select the language (French/English)


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