The CNC arrived this week, and am I ever glad I had it shipped. It was very heavy, very awkward to lift, and the drive alone would have taken 8 hours each way. After unpacking there was a bit of damage as it hadn’t been crated so a few little issues, most likely due to us loading it off the truck. Luckily two switches were easily reattached and a new drag train is on order for minimal cost. Honestly I didn’t see the machine in person so maybe these were issues before, who knows.
After a day of set up, I was pretty surprised how fast it was up and running. The drive computer has Cut 2D on it, so I’ve been using that for now, although I plan to get Vectric Pro when funds allow. I now need to build a table for it to get it up off the floor. I’ll make something with casters on it so I can move it around if need be since it’s currently blocking the loading door of my shop. The door isn’t used that much but it may in the future so having the ability to move a 330+ lb. machine would be nice.
Lots of future plans now as I begin to learn all the potential of this machine.