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Best CNC Machine to buy to cut Signabond and Compbond? 20 Sep 2016 09:38 #1

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I'm new to all of this and want to start a sign shop. There will be absolutely no woodworking involved . I will be making signs from Signabond and Compbond. Whats the best machine/technique under $4,000.00 to use to cut and etch these materials? (1/16 to 1/8th inch thick).

Best CNC Machine to buy to cut Signabond and Compbond? 20 Sep 2016 11:41 #2

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I think you are going to be looking for a used machine, and you need to think about the size you need as well.
Cutting and machining ACM is not very demanding but you will want to machine HDU as well at some point- also not demanding. For reference, I think I paid $7k for a nice 4x4' Shopbot PRS- used of course. Gene

Second thought- contact Jason Jones- he may be able to help you.
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Best CNC Machine to buy to cut Signabond and Compbond? 20 Sep 2016 14:30 #3

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Thank you!

Best CNC Machine to buy to cut Signabond and Compbond? 22 Sep 2016 08:33 #4

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I would recommend to outsource for a while. till you get enough money to buy a used cnc router.
Unless you can get by with 24x24 inch cnc. Tooling and software going to cost additional $500-1000.
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Best CNC Machine to buy to cut Signabond and Compbond? 22 Sep 2016 11:30 #5

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I could try to start with a 24" by 24". Any suggestions on brand and model ? Outsourcing may be a problem due to my location.

Best CNC Machine to buy to cut Signabond and Compbond? 22 Sep 2016 12:47 #6

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That would be a good start. www.ebay.com/itm/Phoenix-CNC-Router-/122136181947?hash=item1c6fe23cbb:g:urYAAOSwmLlX209S
Or I can ship any cut stuff to you. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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