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  • #34846

    Dave C.
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    It has been a long time since I have posted here, but I need some advice. I currently have the first gen MPCNC that I have not used much lately due to some other projects that I was working on. Now, I would like to get back into it and make good use of the MPCNC.

    One thing I want to do is upgrade from the Dewalt 660 to the 611, but need some advice on a good mount that will work with the original design.

    If one cannot be found, it is worth upgrading to the new design? I have most of the parts for the new MPCNC printed, I just need a couple more and I should be good.

    Thanks in advance for any help. Greatly appreciated.

    #34850

    Jeffeb3
    Participant

    I went from the previous version to a Low Rider. Just sayin’…

    #34953

    John
    Participant

    I don’t second Jeff’s opinion. You shouldn’t give up the mpcnc to get a lowrider.

    Having both is a far superior answer.[/b]

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    #34998

    Jeffeb3
    Participant
    I don’t second Jeff’s opinion. You shouldn’t give up the mpcnc to get a lowrider.

    <strong class=”d4pbbc-bold”><strong class=”d4pbbc-bold”>Having both is a far superior answer.[/b]

    Can’t win them all!

    I still have it mostly assembled in the basement.

    I’ve been considering making it smaller and either doing a laser or a small mill for PCB. The biggest problem with mine was the DeWalt wasn’t perpendicular to the work, which really limited my speeds and stuff. I was going to upgrade to 525, but I skipped it for the LR.

    #35002

    Dave C.
    Participant

    Thanks for the advice. I am now considering the Low Rider as it would be a bit more versatile. Even if I just build it at 4′ x 4′.

    Also, can I use the Low Rider for things like engraving and such, or just cutting?

    #35008

    John
    Participant

    Mine is flat enough to engrave successfully and I’m pretty sure Jeff’s is even flatter.

    #35015

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It can do all the same things there just aren’t all the mounts designed yet for other functions, but all the router functions are no problem.

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