Buying a CNC router is an important decision for any sized company. We have learned that our customers are best served when they do their research.
CNC Router Buying Tips From Laura Rodriguez
Below is a check list that can help guide the process for your company. We are here to help you get the most out of your used CNC machinery purchase.
Contact Laura today for more information about buying and selling CNC routers with CNC Parts Dept., Inc.
Research the broker. Check BBB, Chambers of Commerce, Yelp, call your competitor, etc.
You should budget for the CNC router, pack and prep, shipping & rigging, software, training, air compressor, 3 phase electricity, collets, and a couple thousand for replacement parts.
Motionmaster 3-axis CNC router for sale, 8’x4′ moving vacuum table, 12 in stroke, 12hp Colombo ATC spindle, 6-tool carousel, Fagor 8037 CNC.
This used Motionmaster 5 axis CNC router for sale comes equipped with a 4’x8′ moving router table, 30″ Z stroke, 8 position tool change carousel, alpha gear head with a 9hp HSD ATC spindle motor. CNC router is controlled by a Fagor 8055 CNC system, with remote teach pendant included. View more specifications below about…
Used 3-axis CNC router, FMT Patriot, 4×8 vacuum table, 9in. stroke, 5hp HSD ATC spindle, Fagor 8055 CNC system.
When you find the machine you like, place a deposit. All too often machines are sold out from under the buyer. Without a deposit, the machine is on the market and may be purchased at any time, even if you have an appointment to see it.
Go to the machine or hire a competent CNC Technician to inspect the machine for you. During your visit, look not only at the machine but at the plant. How they treat their plant is how they treat their equipment. A visit to a machine will cost you money and time but it is the best way to ensure you are getting what you pay for.
Pack and Prep
Expect to pay for “pack and prep” or do it yourself. Riggers do not pack and prep. This is the best insurance you can buy for your used CNC router. A CNC Technician can ensure the machine is packed and prepped properly, loaded correctly, and that everything that should be on the truck is on the truck.
Expect to arrange your own shipping/rigging. Go to the machine on shipping day, or hire a competent CNC Technician to supervise loading. The seller may have every intent of “doing these things for you” but when the phone rings with a company emergency, your router is not as important as their business.
Have an appropriate dedicated electrical shutoff and an air supply at the machine location. When your machine arrives, you will want to turn it on and start cutting away.
Shipping a machine on a truck can affect the electrical connections or head alignment. Proper commissioning will ensure your machine works for you. CNC Parts Dept. can provide commissioning at an additional cost.
Will you need training? It is recommended to get at least 2 days of training if this is your first CNC router. It is recommended to get training if you’ve never used the controller before. CNC Parts Dept. provides training for Fagor controllers.
Questions To Ask
“What part will need to be replaced next?” This is used equipment after all, and maintenance/repair is part of the game.
“What services besides selling machines does my broker offer?” Most machinery brokers only sell machines. Your after-market experience is not their concern. CNC Parts Dept. can provide both service and parts for most machines we sell.
Our technicians offer CNC router repair services, including machine calibration, maintenance, training, and retrofits.
Browse our online shop for CNC router parts, including spindle motors, AC motor drives, Fagor CNC systems, and Techniks tooling.
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Contact Laura today! Send a message using the form or call our San Diego office direct at (858) 922-4967.