Re: New CNC Machine Arriv

Posted by CLC on Jan 12, 2007

>>>>>So John, what actually does the cutting? Is it a blade of some sort? Like a router or big Dremel? Or is it a stream of abrasive material, like I've seen in some other applications? >>>>>>>>

The actual cutter is a a 10-horsepower, 80-pound router that costs as much as a good used car. The business end is a 1/4-inch (or 1/2-inch) carbide bit that we have to change every day, because the glues in the plywood dull the double-spiral bits quickly. You can't see the actual cutting head in photos because it's concealed within the "pressure foot" and chip collector assembly.

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In Response to: Re: New CNC Machine Arriv by Peter on Jan 12, 2007

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