Shopbot Buddy or CAMaster Stinger1??

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Re: Shopbot Buddy or CAMaster Stinger1??

Postby scottp55 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:18 am

Dick(the guy next to me in the pic), had a full size Shopbot for years and then decided to downsize and wanted a Desktop Max, but they hadn't come out yet(and the estimated date kept changing), so he bought a StingerI with spindle:)
Except for the pain of learning WINCNC after so many years of Shopbot commands...last I heard he was loving it:)
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Re: Shopbot Buddy or CAMaster Stinger1??

Postby Gundawg » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:40 am

I started with a ShopBot they make a decent machine I now have a ShopSabre IS 510 which uses the WINCNC control like the CamMaster I prefer the WINCNC controller to the SB. Shopbot relies on a Windows PC but does not have the dedicated daughter board that communicates with your machine like WINCNC does. I found the ShopBot control system to be glitchy at times. I liked the people at ShopBot but when I upgraded they did not have a machine that competes with the machine I got. If the power stick is important then go with the SB I would say either will work fine for a hobby machine.

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