Are you thinking about buying a CNC router? CNC routers are complex tools which require technical expertise and experience to operate. Because we want all our customers to have a great CNC experience we’d like you to take a short quiz. Don’t worry about your answers, just be honest.
If you answer a question with a “yes” give yourself 1 point. A “no” is scored as a zero.
- Are you mechanically inclined?
- Do you enjoy assembling multipart kits with electrical and computer components?
- Do you enjoy troubleshooting and solving complex problems?
- Do you understand how to download, unzip and install computer files and programs?
- Do you have experience or are you willing to learn computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing programs (CAD/CAM), as well as gcode sender software?
- Do you have experience with or are you willing to learn the process of setting up a workpiece, adjusting feed and plunge rates, and learning about which type of bit is best suited to fabricating different of kinds of materials?
What’s your score? You don’t have to have a perfect score to own a CNC, but if your score is less than 4 you should think carefully before making a purchase.*
Understanding the challenge you’re about to undertake is critical to your success. The good news is:
- If you're patient any mistakes you make or problems you face will become a wealth of experience that increases your skill and the quality of the projects you design and create.
- BobsCNC has a great Facebook community of active customers who are at different places on the learning curve and are willing to answer your questions and share ideas.
- We have detailed assembly manuals and quick start guides along with email support and an ever-expanding library of help documents and videos. We also offer one-on-one phone support by appointment.
Are you ready? Then, hit the order button and we’ll be here to help.
Unleash Your Creativity with BobsCNC.
* Here are some websites for further research. https://support.bobscnc.com/hc/en-us. For recommended CAD/CAM software ( https://www.vectric.com/; http://www.scorchworks.com/Fengrave/fengrave.html; https://www.estlcam.de/. For more CAD/CAM software to check out: Autodesk Fusion 360, EstlCAM, Carbide Create, or MakerCAM. Be sure to join our Facebook group and ask our members for their opinions and help.