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difference between mini mill and ox cnc?

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by wegunterjr, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. wegunterjr


    Apr 22, 2014
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    What are some of the things I should keep in mind if comparing these?
    Is one a mill for harder metals and one the CNC for larger projects maybe not metal?
  2. Mark Carew

    Mark Carew OpenBuilds Team
    Staff Member Moderator Builder Resident Builder

    Jun 28, 2013
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    So the MiniMill is a small (5x5" work area) lead screw driven machine where the OX tends to be a larger belt driven machine.
    The leads and belts have their own advantages and disadvantages but the basics in our system are;
    Belts are faster and can be larger builds but a little less accurate over all
    Lead screws are more percisce, more powerful for material removal but are usually smaller builds.
    Hope this helps

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