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A Good Overseas CNC Router Table

Discussion in 'CNC Routers & Engravers' started by Jims Signs, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Jims Signs

    Jims Signs New Member

    Mar 19, 2016
    Halifax NS
    Good Day All

    I was wondering if any members had advice / experience with the Chinese made CNC router tables out there on the market? I am looking to purchase a machine and had previously owned a AXYZ about 10 years ago, which I had bought second-hand.

  2. JaySea20

    JaySea20 Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Bossier City, LA
    This has been covered Soooo many times. You can find lots of info on here and also just googling it. The basic Idea is that Chinese machines are not all bad. But, You can bet on receiving ZERO Support. Unless you know how to troubleshoot, and repair the machine yourself, then you should probably stay away from the Chinese machines. I have two 5x10 chinese routers ( Different Brands ). Both of which took alot of work soon after purchase to get up and running. And the companies we purchased from did not help at all.

    AXYZ are great machines with tons of info on the internet. That makes it simple to ask google about an issue with that machine. Dont expect to get a single result when you search for a Chinese machine.
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  3. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

    Jun 17, 2003
    Blaine, Mn
    You could buy a Chinese machine from a US company who imports them. Not quite as cheap of course, but they speak English. A couple are Automation Tech in Chicago and Hytek tools in Minnesota. I have bought lasers from both and they sell CNCs.
  4. axelmk

    axelmk Member

    Sep 18, 2016
    Houston, TX
    Last Year We evaluated several machines among them, an iEcho (Chinese) with US, at the end we decided for a COLEX Sharpcut 5x10.
    Their Support has been outstanding, machine runs like a charm. Price point was 80-100K (depending on the options you choose)
    The frames are manufactured in China but all the electronics and mechanical are assembled in NJ. The owner is a German Gentleman with a lot of experience. Go visit them in NJ, you will not regret it. if you have any other questions, feel free to send me a message or call.
    Best of Luck
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  5. henryz

    henryz Member

    Nov 6, 2012
    Long Beach, CA
    If you are looking for a less expensive machine, buy a used like you did in the past, or like others said buy a lower cost machine sold here in the States like Camaster, Shopbot or Laguna at least you will have tech support over the phone and find trouble shooting on Google.
  6. billsines

    billsines Member

    May 24, 2016
    EZ Router/Lonestar Cutting Solutions out of Texas, kinda depends on what you need the machine to do.
  7. Sandman

    Sandman Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Crystal Falls, MI
    I myself have a EZ Router and they are very solid for a lower priced router. My 5x10 weighs 1800 pounds. Watch out for Laguna. I'm on the CNC tips forum on Facebook and there was just a big discussion on Laguna routers. The guy paid $25,000 up front in October and still no router. My tech guy bought 2 Chinese Routers and they run great, but he is knowledgeable enough to build his own so he spec'd his out from top to bottom and had to order 4 of them but he got them for under $9,000 each (plus freight) and just sold 2.