Total to have a fully upgraded 1000mm X-carve including the yet un-released eccentric spacer upgrade…and do some upgrades to the frame that I posted on earlier.
Or… a bare-bones 500 new X-Carve, without things that I don’t need (wasteboard, limit switches, sideboard for controller, motors, etc…but comes with extrusion/slide to make the under-wasteboard structure, all the new eccentric pieces, a ton of assembly hardware (nuts, bolts, etc), a backup x carriage that i know has the hole for zprobe
$795 + $50 for the 1000mm 4040 upgrade = $845
So, about $192 difference, pending any strange additional hardware needed to do the eccentric spacer thing that I didn’t include in the $673
You can get the bundled software for V-Carve if you didn’t buy it before…and save $174.
It’s within $20 (for me at least, because I intend to reuse a good portion of the hardware) difference if I had the cash to spend on getting the Vectric software.
If there was a way to shave ~$100 off the new 500mm machine, it would almost be worth it to just buy a machine and scrap it for parts to do the upgrade.
Have a 1000. Just doing the math if one wants a discount on vcarve its almost advantageous to buy a new 500 machine to get the software discount vs. Buying the upgrade separately. Particularly if you also want upgrade parts that aren’t part of the upgrade kit or need a new spindle and mount like I do.