Is there any real worthwhile benefit to upgrading the Z Axis if I never plan on carving aluminum? I foresee myself carving wood 99% of the time. I may carve some plastic on rare occasions but that’s it. It’s a fairly expensive upgrade and I don’t want to spend the money unless there’s going to be a significant improvement in wood carves as well. My carves aren’t bad by any means but I have nothing to compare them to so I don’t know if I should or if I shouldn’t. Below are the upgrades I’ve done since I bought my machine. Thanks in advance!
As a side note, The Upgrades I have done are the following:
DeWalt Router-Upgraded at time of purchase
Nema 23 motors-Upgraded at time of purchase
X Axis Makerslide-Upgraded recently
Y Axis stiffening with L brackets-Upgraded recently
I am an upgrade addict …just wanted to say that before this…
I was carving wood, aluminum and corian on a stock unmodified x-carve with no issues and with great success. If you are happy with your machine and it is doing what you want you are good and no upgrade is really necessary.