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    I have an OX machine and would hands down go with CBeam now for strength and rigidity. With acme rods for X and Z axis and geared rollers with the notched rods for Y axis. Talk to Steve and Heidi from maker store Australia

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    Thanks for that. The C- beam on the Maker store looks to only have a small machining area. I’d like an area like the small Ox has.

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    Lappa , you want what we all want but you cannot get both without more money.

    I am still torn on whether larger size or more rigidity is better and come to the conclusion it depends on the job.

    mainly cutting ply sheets? Go for size as rigidity isn't too bad on ox and x carve for that duty. Deep cuts or complex hardwood carving I'd go rigidity.

    I ran up against both issues with my xcarve, you can cope with rigidity somewhat by using smarter cuts, and size by using reference marks and moving the piece.

    or just sell a kidney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappa View Post
    Steve. Iím looking at the moment and was wondering if you considered the Ox and if so, what made you choose the C-beam over the Ox unit.
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    The ox is belt, if you want bigger then the C beam look at the lead which is screw. The difference with the 2 C beams is that the table moves front to rear, and the others the table is stationary, hope that makes sense. The price was my original reason for the CBeam it a a brilliant starter CNC and is very accurate with alloy plate cutting and engraving . (Bike parts)

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    Thanks..I just found the XL C beam on their site.
    Just trying to rationalise the reason for price difference between the small OX and the XL C beam with similar operational area.

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    The OX is belt driven, the CBeams are lead-screw driven, and the plates might be heavier. Belts stretch, jump, have to be cleaned adjusted and replaced. Lead screw install blow the dust off them every now and again thatís it. More accurate and ridged


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    My machine


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    Thanks Steve. I use lead screws on the router lift Iíve been playing with for some time. What size sheet can you work on with your unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lappa View Post
    Thanks Steve. I use lead screws on the router lift Iíve been playing with for some time. What size sheet can you work on with your unit?
    300 x 300 can do a longer job by splitting the job into two and cut on one board


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    Did a lidded box today, worked out OK

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    Hey Steve, love that heart box, very neat indeed. You got me interested here now. Was it difficult building your machine. And difficult learning the software?. Does your machine engrave as well as cut?

    I must check this out more.

    Paul

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    Looks like it's getting a bit toasty in there, what bit and feed/RPM are you running? Or have you just oiled the box which is making it look dark?

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    Had just oiled

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