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Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking for opinions

Tipper Member

Check on these specs on a generic Chinese CNC. Would you guys pay $13,000 for a machine like this to be used in a cabinet shop? They say that I can run CV or Mozaik on it. Comes with an 18 month warrantee. I know support will be difficult but I have an employee who is experienced with programming and running several types of CNC machines ranging from Shop Sabre to Biessee to Homag and a few others. He says that I should jump on it and that he can make it work. What do you guys think? I am not financing a machine as my divorce cleaned me out financially speaking. I can afford this machine in cash. Opinions?

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6/17/22       #2: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...
Tom Gardiner

Lack of brand name on spindle, vacuum pump and I have not heard of the drive brand makes me leary. $13k includes delivery?
I did consider a Chinese machine from a local dealer years ago but could not get comfortable with the idea. Bought an American machine and was making parts less than four weeks. I would not like to guess what the time for delivery is for this machine.

6/17/22       #3: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...
Dropout Member

If you have a guy who is experienced in Biesse or Homag buy a used one. There are always deals to be had.

If you 're on a limited budget buy an old ANDI or Komo. Both great machines, mechanically unkillable, lots of support. FANUC controls.

6/17/22       #4: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...

I like the "Heavy duty thick" option.

If you have $13k to gamble and don't mind losing it, go for it and let us know how it goes. Who knows, you might win.

6/18/22       #5: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...

No I would not buy it if my business was based on the production of that machine. That thing fails out of the box, or cheap controller or other CNC components fail, your business is down until something gets here from China. Great way to cripple your business.

6/20/22       #6: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...
Karl E Brogger  Member


Seems awfully expensive to me. You'll spend a lot less on a $100k machine than you will a $13k machine.

6/21/22       #7: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...
Thomas Matthews

Guy next to me bought a Chinese machine for $13k about 5 years ago. Was blown away that he paid so little and it worked out. So I bought the same machine except with the linear ATC for about $25k with taxes and shipping. It's been 4 years now and the machine has more than paid for itself.

That said, I have no idea what's going on with respect to COVID shutting down half of China. Might make for a longer lead time. In my case, it was about 3 months.

The other issue is ethics. Buying Chinese is supporting an authoritarian regime that puts minorities in concentration camps, suppresses free speech, supports Russia, along with using their influence to do a lot of bad things in Africa and South America. So maybe buying American is the better choice. It's tough though when the difference is a couple years worth of profit in a low margin business.

6/23/22       #8: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...

I have a 2007 Anderson Stratos that is working great 8 tool changer and 9 slot drill bank , all hsk tooling .

I would sell it to you for 30k and you would have a beast of a machine for years to come .

62x126 cutting area and a nice Dekker liquid ring pump included.

6/23/22       #9: Check out this Chinese CNC. Looking ...
Dropout Member

The ANDI is a much better deal - you'll never kill it.

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