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1010 vs 1515. EU, questions

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Kevl4r, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. Kevl4r

    Kevl4r New
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    Hello Fellow Makers,

    I am looking to get a CNC. I just discovered Open Build.

    I am looking to cut / mill, both metal (aluminium / thin Steel) and wood.

    what would be the do it all configuration for my needs.
    In my shop I have a table of : 1100mm x 2100mm

    I was going for the Open Build Lead 1010, would it be a good first CNC ? What are the main difference between a 1010 and 1515 beside the size ?

    I live in Europe,
    what distributor do you recommend there ? ( I have found makersupplies from Danemark are they reliable ? )

    Thanks.
    Thomas
     
  2. Alex Chambers

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    If you want to mill metal then get the smallest machine that will do the jobs you want to do - larger machines inevitably have less rigidity than smaller ones. If you need a 1515 then milling metals in a corner of the machine rather than the middle will help.
    Alex
     
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    Thanks for the advice Alex.
     
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    I have looked around the forum and I have come to the conclusion that the openBuild Workbee might be sturdier than the LEAD.
    The workbee might be better suited for metal work (thin steel and aluminium )
     
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    I don't have a lead machine to compare (I have successfully milled aluminium and steel with my workbee), but plenty of people are milling metals with the lead machine.
    Alex.
     
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    It should be the opposite. LEAD is more rigid, and if you need even more rigidity, the High Z mod adds an extra X gantry rail as well. The 2080 uprights are stronger than plate uprights. The modular design makes maintaining and modifying it a snap as well
     
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    Thanks for your replies. I have ordered a LEAD 1515 from MakerSupplies.dk.
     
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    Just got my package today from makersupplies.dk - makersupplies.dk from Danemark.
    Everything looked alright. I haven't done the accounting of every bit and pieces yet, but all major components seems to be here. Everything was well packed and the delivery was pretty quick.

    I already have mounted the 1515 table.

    Now I am starting the CNC build.

    Since I am planning to do plasma cutting like the one in Dr D-Flo video,
    the only thing I am struggling to find is a big aluminium tray to put the water and the steel slides.

    Any suggestion on how to get a large watertight aluminium tray to use as a waterbed for plasma cutting ?
     
  9. Alex Chambers

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    Buy a sheet of aluminium, cut the corners out, bend the sides up, take it to someone with a mig welder to fix the corners :rolleyes::)

    Have fun with the build - take your time to do it right.

    Alex.
     
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    Thanks Alex, will do :)
     
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    Thanks Peter, will try to look for those.
    Regards.
     
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