Your Guide To Buying A CNC Carving Machine

Janice SherriffsUpdated: Dec 14, 2020

Are you thinking of getting a CNC Carving Machine? Did you make Santa’s nice list this year or do you want to treat yourself after the year we’ve all had?

Well, the big guy in red may be a bit pushed on Christmas Eve, with quarantines and lockdowns around the world, so you need to decide exactly what you want, so you get the right machine for you and you don’t have to be good anymore this year.

You have a few things to consider when choosing a machine – are you fancying a new hobby or do you want to start your own business? Perhaps the hobby might grow into a new business, so choosing you first CNC Carving Machine is to be done carefully.

1. Budget

For mere mortals like myself that have limited space and funds for new toys, the Yora CNC Carving Machine 3018-Pro is the perfect machine at less than $300.

2. Specs

It takes up a space of approximately the size of a small side table, with a cutting bed of 30 x 18 cm (3018 Pro, you see). This machine will let you start your new passion and I promise that is what it will become!

Or if money and space are of no object perhaps this model will be the one for you :) ?

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Will the machine you’re choosing be able to do all that you want it to? What kind of materials will you be able to carve with it? What accessories are available for it?

3. Accessories

Items such as the Yora CNC V-Groove Bits (With ER11 Spring Collets open up all sorts of opportunities with your machine – think of signs with the letters carved out, just one of the things you can do.

With the Yora Essential Bits set, you have the capabilities to carve acrylics, plastics, carbon fibre, chipboard, MDF, PCB, solid surface, wood and aluminium to name but a few.

So, having looked at basic cost, size, and capability you also need to consider a few more things.

4. After Sales Service

The company you get your machine from must provide you with all the aftersales care you need. YoraHome pride themselves on the support service they offer to their customers and the “owners club” Facebook group is an absolute wealth of advice and help 24 hours a day.

Well, not everyone is great at reading and following manuals, so the Yora guys have made videos that not only go through the build process of the machine but show you how to set up the software you need and how to actually complete something you will be proud of – I can testify to this as I’ve watched them, followed them and gone on to sell what I made.

5. Spare Parts & Maintenance

Well like a car, your CNC machine will need the odd bit of TLC and taking care of, again the Yorahome chaps have made videos to show you exactly how to best take care of your Yora CNC Carving Machine 3018-Pro machine. And spare parts are available via the US, Canada, UK and China so if you manage to break something, you won’t have to wait long to get a replacement part to get you back carving again.

Look at your options, particularly the company you intend to buy from, what can they offer you?

I can put my hand on my heart and say that not for one minute have I ever regretted getting my Yora CNC Carving Machine 3018-Pro from YoraHome, well I do wish I had more space as I’d have 2.

CNC carving machines are a great way to get started on a new hobby or take a step towards opening your own business. Get yourself the best CNC carving machine today!

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