Debating low rider vs Maslow

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  • #34932

    John
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    I understand they are a bit of two different beasts but I’ve was curious if the low rider had similar cutting speeds to the MPCNC?

    Also does anyone know if this cuts faster than the Maslow? I want able to easily find the speeds on that.

    Since I didn’t explain what the Maslow is here I go. It’s a draw plotter vertical CNC machine that runs around $500 for all the parts. What’s the total cost on the low rider?

    Thanks for all your help and advice in advance

    #34934

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    I cut a little faster with the LowRider CNC than the mpcnc. It is basically the exact same just the Z Axis is much more rigid because it is very short, allowing for less flex and faster cutting. I have not done any kind of speed test though. The last cuts I did in plastic and it isn’t the best to do speed tests in. I hope to mill a full sheet worth of lowrider parts here pretty soon. I will ramp up the speed on each set until I see issues.

    I am aware of the Maslow but I don’t of the specifics like max speed and such.

    #34948

    Jeffeb3
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    My Low Rider seems more rigid than my MPCNC (I didn’t have the latest version though). I’ve been cutting quite a bit faster (2-3x) with it, and I think it could go faster. I’ve never been interested in going as fast as possible, because I’m more interested in saving materials than parts/hour.

    I haven’t seen the Maslow first hand, but I like the idea. I don’t want to disparage their machine, but the low rider has been a lot of fun. I think you have two good choices on your hand. With either machine, you’re going to have a lot of fun.

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    #34952

    John
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    I second Jeff’s opinion.

    #35599

    Barry
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    Build one, doesn’t matter which one. Then use the built one to build the other! Can never have enough computer controlled sawdust machines.

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    #45585

    aBrainDump
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    From the research I have done Maslow looses accuracy the farther from the center you get.  That issue is raised multiple times on the Maslow forums.  The recommendation from the Maslow community is to keep your design in the center “sweet spot”.   So it seems to to be an decision based on the accuracy that needs to be made.  If you need accuracy edge to edge the low rider seems like the obvious choice.  If you are looking for a $500 plywood CNC then the Maslow is a great choice knowing its limitations.

     

     

    #45588

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Interesting, for plywood based designs is the accuracy loss really that drastic?

    #47678

    Barry
    Participant

    It can be, depends on how far out it gets.  It’s the same issues with delta style 3d printers, we lose resolution on the outer edges of our printing space.  If the maslow is cutting something like finger joints for a large box and they’re on the outer edge of its cutting space, they may or may not fit properly.

    #47689

    Darrell
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    In one of there videos they were saying 1/8 off around the edges, that’s pretty bad if you are trying to fit stuff together.

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