Design Tradeoffs

When CNC Router Parts and Fine Line Automation first published their 2' x 3' router plans I spent a lot of time looking at them and analyzing them. Part of that was to understand how it worked. That was the easy part, particularly since I had already looked at a few other designs and reviewed a few "build your own" books. The other reason I looked closely at the design was to see If I could reduce my bottom line cost for putting together the router.

There were a number of changes that I made to the design in an effort to cut costs. They were:

This is the original CNC Routerparts Design. It requires a "low profile" bearing block to clear the Z axis mounting plate.

I raised the Z axis mounting plate by putting spacers between the plate and the linear slides and under the AB Nut..

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