Hey all, just pulled the trigger on the x-carve 500mm loaded with the 300W spindle. I’m a long time 3d-printer, but newb to CNC. My main goal is to use this to make PCB’s but would also love to machine aluminium parts.
My question is this, should I cancel and upgrade to the Colt (which everyone tells me is better), or will i have the same functionality with the 300W spindle (but just slower?). I’m used to having to wait a long time for a part (several hours with printing).
Also, if i stick with the 300W, can i machine the bracket for the colt at a later time? I’m thinking i’ll be using the 300W most of the time, but would be nice to swap out the spindle for the colt for bigger/harder metals. Does it require dissasembly to swap out or is it pretty easy?
Final question, which one would be more accurate for thin PCB traces?