You'd probably be able to use it, but they're essentially keeping the price low by keeping it simple.Thanks for the feedback. No more than I will use it, I can’t rationalize spending $5,000 on a plasma table. I also don’t want to waste $900 on something that I won’t be able to use.
Its awesome that you can build a table for such low cost now, and I'd love to have my own, but we have a laser shop next door to office that can generally gut anything I want in 1-2 days for extremely reasonable cost. It's hard to justify.That said, if you're buying it with no interest in the hobby CNC side, and you just want to crank out parts, the old addage of ... "Just take your drawings to a machine shop and they can make you your parts for far less then you'd have in a machine." still stands.
I've cut literally $20 worth of parts on my machine.
They are claiming 0.003 of sag at full extension.They have eliminated a bunch of stuff. They have two drive motors instead of the usual 3 on a 2 axis. (I have one on either end of the gantry.) I'm not sure I like the single side gantry.. if you're working out on the far end, you're going to have a bad sagging moment on that arm.
I'd be impressed if it was 0.003, wouldn't surprise me if I had movement more then that on my gantry in the middle.. but again I have a motor, zaxis etc mounted on there, and its all steel.They are claiming 0.003 of sag at full extension.
Friend is considering one. Very entry level hobbiest, may need to show him some table builds and see if he'd be more interested in that.
How good of a price? Local guy wanted 500 bucks to hit a 4x4 sheet worth of parts... bunch of 20x5 rectangles a few 12x29 and some 12x5's.Its awesome that you can build a table for such low cost now, and I'd love to have my own, but we have a laser shop next door to office that can generally gut anything I want in 1-2 days for extremely reasonable cost. It's hard to justify.