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The Price got me thinking

Postby Bryan J Tanner » Fri, Aug 20 2010, 11:49PM

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Business-farming-industry/Industrial/Manufacturing-metalwork/Other/auction-311744647.htm

If you go to this website you'll see an auction for a Thermwood C70 machine, not in the greatest of condition.

I'm just wanting some feed back on this machine. We are but a small shop and the price got me to thinking. I know it would cost a bit to get it up and running, but would it be worth it??
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Re: The Price got me thinking

Postby Bryan J Tanner » Sun, Aug 22 2010, 11:12PM

Just an addition to this one.

The Serial Number of this machine is C70014042888SD

It has had a RouterPak-4, part installed from the guys below.

http://www.candcnc.com/RouterPakPriceChart.htm

Any thoughts as to if this would be a good purchase??
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Re: The Price got me thinking

Postby Thom Davies » Sun, Aug 22 2010, 11:31PM

Sounds ok, Been keen to hear what the thermwood guys say.

If you do come down to look @ it, let me know and we can meet up and you can check out my thermwood and if it ok i'd like 2 come see it as well with ya!
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Re: The Price got me thinking

Postby Bryan J Tanner » Sun, Aug 22 2010, 11:39PM

Hey Thom

I'm wondering if with that routerpak-4 thing it has installed, which seems to be a complete controller and servo motors, it is still compatible with eCabinets.

It would appear to be at Award Plastics down there. We can't get down to see it, but if you would like to go see it and give us your opinion I would be very grateful.

I will be down there in November and would love to come and see your operation then if we can organise that.
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Re: The Price got me thinking

Postby Dean Fehribach » Tue, Aug 24 2010, 8:04AM

eCabinets will not run on that without a modern Thermwood SuperControl. That machine originally shipped with a 16-bit 4-Series control, so even if it had the original control in it, it wouldn't run with eCabinets. A control upgrade could be cost-prohibitive. Call +1 812 937 4476 and ask for the retrofits group to get a ballpark price on a control upgrade.

The Model 70 machines are very good for plastic trimming, aerospace, and military applications, but not really well-suited for 3-axis woodworking.
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Re: The Price got me thinking

Postby Bryan J Tanner » Sun, Sep 05 2010, 4:42PM

Thanks for the info Dean :beer:
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