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WorkBee 1010 vs Lead 1010

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Pidiln, Oct 14, 2019.

  1. Pidiln

    Pidiln New
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    Introducing myself, Larry DeSoto
    New to CNC but come from an I/E and PLC and hobby woodworking back ground, maybe not the best at any one thing but can usually hold my own in a lot of things. Lol
    I am interested in acquiring the WorkBee 10 or the Lead 1010.
    Looking for advice / thoughts on both machines.
    1: I like the extra clearance and Z travel on the WorkBee.
    2: Do the additional wheels on the WorkBee make it that much better?
    3: looks like it would be easy enough to add Z to the Lead machine

    Thanks for your input,
    Larry
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

    Peter Van Der Walt OpenBuilds Team
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    Well, with the LEAD1010 you can have even more of what you like: High Z Mod for Lead CNC
     
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    I was leaning toward the WorkBee until I saw the High Z Mod on the Lead. I’ll have to study that some more. do the extra wheels on the WorkBee really help with rigidity or load ?
     
  4. Peter Van Der Walt

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    Not that much, the Lead is all round a better choice, easier to modify down the line, all standard modular parts, pretty much the flagship machine at this time
     
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  5. Gofertpc

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    I love my Lead1010. It should have been my first CNC. I just ordered to High Z Mod - not that I need that much height but I do want more so I at least can use a thicker (stiffer) spoil board.
     
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