Few issues so I’ll brake it down into 4 sections:
Where can I even buy this that isn’t grossly overpriced?
I wanted to buy this “cnc under $500” seems like a decent entry level, but I go to buy one and click the 399 site and they are sold out… I click the 549 one and… magically its 699 now?
$700 is nearly double the $400.
Than theres the new mk2 and its the same pricing issue? 1198 on site here but than you click it and its over $1500 now? May as well just build my own cnc at that point when you can buy a cnc controller kit for around $200.
I’m looking at the parts list here and honestly thats alot of money for a bunch of screws, few brackets and a couple motors.
I’m canadian so this may not matter paying double in the usa, but once we convert that over to canadian its nearly a million dollars due to our dollar being so weak so this is actually a decent investment now…
what exactly is the differences between the maslow and the mk2? I see what looks like the same thing and aside of claiming its better, its fairly vague as to how its doing this. Is it just better/upgraded motors? The sled looks the same as far as I can see it and its using the same chain and weighted system so I’m confused what could be worth $1500 here, much less $700 when the most expensive part here seems to be the pre programed arduino that functions as the cnc controller for this?
Is the software open source? Could I just build one of these myself with different parts since the software itself learns and corrects itself? In theory even if I used different motors or chains it would eventually learn how to be accurate with it due to corrections from tests?
Is the edge/corner issue fixed? I intend to use this to cnc cabinet panels that would be using the whole 4x8 and not being able to router the gaps I need near the corner or the dado edges/gaps near the corners is a deal braker for me.
Mainly interested in this for the price, but at $1500 I’m thinking a diy table lathe would be a better/cheaper option, so I’m really wondering how this can be justified for what seems to be very little hardware, a diy table would take more hardware but would cost less, something seems wrong with the pricing of this, seems to have lost sight of what the original goal was; a cheap cnc.