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EricB. Member

I build mostly custom frame cabinets (average a kitchen a week) and am looking to upgrade to a cnc router. I think we are at the place where we need to go to the next level in productivity. However, I don't feel like I can justify over a $80,000 router. I've looked at some in the $50,000-60,000 range. There are a bunch of machines out there, many of them are imported. Any advice? I use Mozaik software and love it.

4/1/16       #2: Looking for CNC advice ...
james mcgrew Member


I have two CAMaster ATC 508 and 10 machines, Both fit this need very well.

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4/1/16       #3: Looking for CNC advice ...

James ,

Can you share an approximate cost for the cobra with the automatic tool changer and vacuum ? I looked on their site and it shows a base price but when I read further it says those are upgrades .

Thanks !

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james mcgrew Member

Call Cody at the Camaster company. My machines are 2011 and 2012 models.

you are under 45 -50 with a good size regen vac (I love mine) feel free to call or come see them.

I have my tool bars side mounted (it is optional) on this I added 5 tools and have 15 on one machine and ten on the other. I do a lot of large carving work and do like to leave the cabinet processing tools alone for the guys who run our nesting. you can cut all boxes for a decent size kitchen in 4 hours or less.

A great VAC hold down is a necessity do not cut corners on it.

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B.H. Davis  Member


Three good US choices I know of are CNT Motion out of Pittsburgh (my machine), CAM Master per James McGrew's recommendation and MultiCAM.

If I were looking for a new machine in that $60K or less price range these are what I would be checking out.

BH Davis

4/1/16       #6: Looking for CNC advice ...
Steve mills


Hi I bought a Techno HDS 4x8 about 4 years ago and was very good pricing within your budget.We build a lot of kitchen cabinets and we use Mozaik for it all they both work so good together we have been using Mozaik since it came out .the Techo HDS was better prices for what you get compared to a lot of other brands.its nice when you call someone and get someone on the phone if there is a question
I would definitely look into them if your in New York your welcome to come see the software and machine work together if you have any questions give me a call 5166106304

4/1/16       #7: Looking for CNC advice ...

Freedom Machine Tool fits your price range and is made in Colorado.

4/2/16       #8: Looking for CNC advice ...

Just installed a shopsabre IS510 with 25HP vac for $58,000. Phenolic vac table, 10 tool atc, auto tool measure, pop up pins. 1000 ipm cut speeds, 2100 rapid speeds, Running mozaik cnc. Ran our first job ever yesterday. Couldn't be happier. Extremely fast and accurate. Vacuum seems super strong.

4/11/16       #9: Looking for CNC advice ...
anton Member

I'd consider ShopSabre as well. We just ordered up a small 3636 pro line machine from them to complement a 5 X 10 Flexicam purchased 14 years ago. The people at ShopSabre (Brandon Bombardo) were incredibly patient and thorough at answering dozens of questions with inhuman patience over the course of several weeks. Two thumbs up!

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