When I bought ours, I didn’t really have specific plans for it (we didn’t even have a house to set it up in, yet!). It’s one of those tools that we find when nothing else in the workshop works, we can turn to it. We made some desks for a care home last fall and wanted to do cable grommets that matched the wood of the desk, so I cut those on the XCarve ( Greetings from a newbie in Texas ). Actually, the shape of the desks had an inside corner that we needed to exactly replicate 8 times, and we didn’t have a good way to cut that, so we used the XCarve for that, too.
I dunno… we just keep finding reasons to use it. But, we have a workshop and do woodworking as an interest, so it isn’t a total stretch for us. And now that we do have a house, we’re planning a kitchen renovation and will be doing custom elements in there.
Many people use theirs to sell personalized gifts on Etsy. We keep meaning to do that “so it pays for itself”, but just haven’t got started yet. Too many other things needing our attention (like a leaky workshop roof!).