What is difference between CNC Shark II and Next Wave - SHARK HD400?

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kristenanne77
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What is difference between CNC Shark II and Next Wave - SHARK HD400?

Post by kristenanne77 »

I think I am finally going to gravitate from my home made Shapeoko2 to a more professional machine.
I am looking at the CNC Shark II , and Next Wave - SHARK HD400. They both cost the same amount, and look like same physical dimensions. Also they both have Virtual Zero software I would like to have. The CNC Shark II says it has Nema 23 stepper motors but I am not sure about the Shark HD400. I would want a minimum of Nema 23s.
Is one an older model? i can't seem to find any comparison between them.
Does anyone have either of these machines and might know the specific differences between them?

https://www.rockler.com/cnc-shark-ii
https://www.woodcraft.com/products/cnc-shark-ii


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Re: What is difference between CNC Shark II and Next Wave - SHARK HD400?

Post by gkas »

For not much more $$$ you ought to take a look at vendors like Avid CNC. https://www.cncrouterparts.com/index.ph ... 7ioaib4o27

I think you'll get much more for your money. I saw them at the Denver meet last year, and they looked really nice. A lot of options to set up your own custom machine.

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Re: What is difference between CNC Shark II and Next Wave - SHARK HD400?

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One thing to consider is that the Sharks come with all of the software necessary to go to work. No need to purchase additional CNC software.
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Re: What is difference between CNC Shark II and Next Wave - SHARK HD400?

Post by rig gap »

I saw some specs at one time that said the HD 400 had machined linear rails instead of round rails, but now I can't find that and all the pics I've seen show round rails...you may consider making a call or email Next Wave Automation.

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