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Workbee 1050 looking for advice

Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Neil Scott, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Neil Scott

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    Hello

    I have been offered a very good deal on a full mechanical and electrical kit on a Workbee 1050 but its on a time limit so I am looking for some quick advice please on this machine and what it can do and how good it is please.

    I can not go for a larger machine as i have serious mobility issues that mean the 50 width is about as big as I can manage from a chair.

    I am looking to work with my 10 watt european diode laser and using it for milling, wood, acrylic, aluminium from making name plates and cutting out aluminium plate . I will never need it for rotary work. I alsorequire lead screws for accuracy.

    Does anyone please have any advice or comments on this machine for me. thank you very much.
     
  2. Alex Chambers

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    I have a workbee 1010 which I am very happy with. Unfortunately you will not find many people who are in a position to offer a direct comparison with any other machine - most of us only have one! :D
    The workbee with leadscrews is certainly capable of cutting wood and aluminium, you'll need a bit more care with acrylic because it won't have the higher feed rate you would get with a belt drive machine - still very possible though.
    Alex.
     
  3. Neil Scott

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    thanks ever so much and the tip on acrylic, didn't think of that one!!!!
     
  4. Alex Chambers

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    Also heed @Peter Van Der Walt's advice re V-slot Europe in your other thread. As you are based in Europe have a look at Ooznest - genuine Openbuilds dealer and excellent reputation.
    Can't advise you on suitability for laser use I'm afraid - from what I read here feed rate may be a bit of an issue.
    Alex.
     

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