Hey guys, I mentioned in one of the other CNC threads that my team is looking to get a CNC this fall. While we’re trying to get approval for an OMIO, we are running into issues with our school board about it being from China and not having electrical certs.
I’m working with about a budget of $6000 Canadian, which works out to a bit under $5k USD. My question is what machines should I be looking at as something that is comparable to the X8? Currently I’m looking at the iD2CNC, cncrouterparts benchtop model, and stepcraft D.840. Are there any of these that people have good/bad experience with? Or any other models I should be considering?
I’m hoping for either something with a 2x3 or 2x4 cutting area, and while something pre-assembled would be great, also don’t mind tackling a kit with good enough recommendations.
My first choice is still an OMIO, but I’m not too confident we’ll get approval. We also have separate budgets aside for tooling, compressor/mister, and an enclosure.
Thanks for any help.