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Does anyone have one of these?

Pat Gilbert

hand held cnc router

hand held cnc router

6/13/19       #2: Does anyone have one of these? ...
Karl E Brogger  Member


If I got the gym hard, might be able to pick up the Weeke...

Seems more like a toy to me than anything.

6/14/19       #3: Does anyone have one of these? ...
james e mcgrew  Member


Shopbot basically created these things, possibly on their forum are end users who would have the experience you are asking for.

What do you think you would use it for,


6/14/19       #4: Does anyone have one of these? ...
Stuart Douglas

I do, I have had it for a year or two. Well made, service and support are great. I had bought it originally for doing inlay on site for cutting boards and thought maybe it would v-carve. It doesn't have full dynamic Z-axis movement (yet?), but has a few onboard macros for helical holes and stuff. What are you looking to do with it?

6/14/19       #5: Does anyone have one of these? ...
Dave Sochar Member

think it would take a concentrated effort to get this in use in most shops. Once in and operational, it would be useful, especially in a custom shop. Laying out the tape is a time eater, but the routing appears to go quickly. They talk about advancing a 1/2" diameter bit 1/8" deeper on each pass...meaning this is s l o w going.

I want one you just set on the wood, hit 'start' on your device, and it crawls along, cutting out radius parts all day. Or routed mortises.

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6/14/19       #6: Does anyone have one of these? ...
Kevin Jenness

The shop I used to work at has one. They still sub cnc work to me so it doesn't replace a "real" router, but it seems to get used a fair amount for one-offs like curved templates- it would be good for long ones especially. I don't know why it is fitted it with such a small router. I understand they sometimes rout a groove in one pass, remove the bulk of the waste on the bandsaw and clean up with a flush trim cutter in a shaper or larger router.

6/14/19       #7: Does anyone have one of these? ...
Pat Gilbert

I wonder about the tolerances and quality of this machine.

I don't know what I would use if for other than one off situations, which is why I asked the question.

Since the main reason to buy a cnc robot is to multiply the effort of labor, it seems like a machine that requires your presence to be less useful.

BTW for those of you that haven't had any experience with this machine could you give me a restaurant review of a restaurant that you have not eaten at?

6/14/19       #8: Does anyone have one of these? ...
james e mcgrew  Member


Kinda like "Next time you want something for nothing, Go to the Salvation Army" ehh !

6/14/19       #9: Does anyone have one of these? ...
Pat Gilbert


Do you have any restaurant reviews?

BTW I have owned cnc routers since the mid 90s

6/14/19       #10: Does anyone have one of these? ...
james e mcgrew  Member


Pat I know who you are and have respected your post for a very long time, everyone here meant well for you,

BTW I owned my share of those filthy pits, still pick them apart at every meal out !

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