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Looking for Info on a CNC Machine

Postby JohnLashuay » Mon, Jul 07 2008, 8:35AM

I am looking to purchase a CNC and I was wondering which direction to go.

This is what I am looking for:
We mainly work with closets, so I need a cnc to drill 2 full line bores on each panel. Also with those panels, we use a rail hung system and I notch the top back of each panel.

We use 4 x 8 sheets, but sometime can get 5 x 9's.

We use a rafix system from Hafele.

Most all of our work is shelves and panels with some slab drawer faces and doors.

We make our own drawer boxes and order out dovetail. Our drawer boxes that we make are datoed, biscuited, glued and stapled. Can a cnc route out the dato and also the groves for the biscuits?

Given these requirement, what are my options, and what would be best?

Thanks in advance for any input!!
John
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Justin Melhiser

Re: Looking for Info on a CNC Machine

Postby Justin Melhiser » Mon, Jul 07 2008, 9:42AM

John
I passed on your information to the account manager for New York. A dealer in your area or the account manager should contact you today.

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Re: Looking for Info on a CNC Machine

Postby JohnLashuay » Mon, Jul 07 2008, 12:17PM

Thanks Justin,

I will look forward to his call.

John
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Re: Looking for Info on a CNC Machine

Postby Gary Urlacher » Tue, Aug 12 2008, 8:42PM

I recommend a CS 45 5-10 machine. Depending on the number of gables you would need to produce in a day would
play a big part in the addition of a drill bank for the machine. Just using the head to drill is very fast. The machine moves at 1600IPM
on these moves so when you blink, it has moved on and done a hole.

The intergration with ecabinets is great and your drawer boxes would not be an issue. With the assembly of the drawers you
do now, I suggest you use the blind dato method for your drawers. This would eliminate the need for biscuits and that additional
assembly step. The machine will handle a 5 x 10 sheet so you are covered there.

The notch in you cabinet back is possible but be carful when you design your cabinet back to try to eliminate a flip operation.
Flip opps on Thermwood machines are simple but it is one more step that we try to avoid when possible.

Good luck in your hunting.

Gary

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Re: Looking for Info on a CNC Machine

Postby JohnLashuay » Wed, Aug 13 2008, 4:45PM

Gary,

Thanks for you response! This research has been an incredible one. There is so much info to look into. I did meet with a Glenn Suss, who is the rep out here, and it was impressive!

The more research I do, the more I find that Thermwood is the best fit for us. Each software and each CNC have been weeding themselves out for a number of reasons.

I am looking forward to moving ahead at the right time, hopefully soon.

John
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Re: Looking for Info on a CNC Machine

Postby jerry johnson » Wed, Aug 13 2008, 5:35PM

John, the Thermwood machine will do all you need. Something to consider is you do not need to bore full rows of holes. The ecabients software will put holes where you need them for drawer slides, adjustable shelves, rafix fasteners, hinge plates or anything else you need. Also, as Gary pointed out, you can use blind mortise and tennon construction on your drawer boxes and eliminate the need for biscuts. I build all my drawers this way. Have fun in your research! 8)
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Re: Looking for Info on a CNC Machine

Postby Michael Kowalczyk » Thu, Sep 18 2008, 1:16PM

sorry wrong thread
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