Sorry this got kinda long.
We have been very fortunate in the last few months to work with Inventables on testing Easel Pro. The team was so willing to do what had to be done, developers reached out within minutes of having a problem and in the end came out with a product that helped us sell more product.
The experience of the video shoot was pretty cool too, someone actually managed to make us almost look good
We are a woodworking company so our shop is full of projects that are not carved BUT we see more and more requests everyday for carvings, engravings and signs. I think I mentioned to @Zach_Kaplan when he was here I don’t want to be in the sign business but hey it pays they bills and it still is better than sitting behind a desk.
Just prior to Mo contacting us about the beta we had been shopping for another machine but we wanted vcarve ability we only had the 500 x 500 and were turning down 5 or more projects a week because the machine was too small. When we saw the beta was for vcarve we bought another x-carve. The machine arrived the end of the July and it fully paid for itself by Mid September.
As far as the machines go we really haven’t had a problem with them, the 1000 x 1000 carved an order of 75 wall art pieces over the course of 7 days just after we built it and short of me forgetting to tighten down clams every piece came out perfectly. In a normal day both of our machines run most of the day. We maintain them, clean them and check them over just like we would our jointer, planer or tablesaw.
I also was taken back by the price of Easel Pro and as someone else mentioned add 25-30% on top of that for us Canadians. Will we pay it? Yes we will. We are woodworkers and don’t have a huge interest in spending hours learning some CAD type software that in the end is only used for part of our business. Easel PRO gives us what we need to sell more product and turn down less projects. I am sure the hobby crew find it extremely expensive but remember they built this for business.
Is Easel Pro missing some functionality? From our stand point the biggest missing piece was vcarved inlay, but my bet is it will come. Other missing pieces? yes but I doubt that Easel Pro will end here.
We are not big forum users so you probably won’t see much of us around but we do answer as many questions as we can on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
Thanks again to the inventables team , we can’t wait to see what your up to next!
Steve and Debbie