Sears teamed up with CarveWright and now they are offering a Craftsman CNC router. The router’s actual name is Compucarve and when it first came on the market, it cost around $2000. There were many reports of bugs and design flaws, but as time has passed, these reports have died down as they have tweaked this machine and its capabilities.
The Craftsman CNC router is aimed towards the woodworker and hobbyist. Anyone basically who has a desire to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece in their backyard and from wood, this machine has been designed for them.
It operates off of computer numerical controlled technology, which is basically letting the small shop owners and hobbyist experience the type of machining technology that comes with the big time producers. It takes a lot of the physical labor out of the job and can cut time down by quite a bit, allowing one to produce and finish their projects faster, but still with quality features.
The Craftsman CNC router is a compact, woodworking machine that uses an easy to use interface. You can create 3D projects with ease and tons less time with this machine. This machine is not only a CNC router but it can perform many other functions as well. It does cross cutting, ripping, mitering, contouring, and jointing. Now you don’t have to have an entire shop full of tools. This machine can eliminate the need for half of them.
It works with woods, certain types of plastics and foam. It has opened up new forms of creativity for the personal woodworker across the globe. It comes packaged into a set: the machine, the software, the carbide tips, and so on, and for a very reasonable price. You can even purchase refurbished Craftsman CNC routers through Sears for almost a quarter of the original price.
You do not have to have your computer in your shop either. Just form up the graphics that you want and then take them to the machine. This makes it much easier for the operator and much safer for the computer. Customers, who have already purchased this machine, swear by it and claim that it is the “technical woodworkers dream.”
If you have a lot of experience rendering graphics and 3D images, the sky is the limit to what type of projects and carves you can make. You must know about computers and graphics to be able to use this machine with ease; however, the software program that comes with it is easy to use.
If you have any other questions about the Craftsman CNC router, contact a representative at Sears. They should be able to answer any questions that you may have. Once you have purchased the machine, the customer reports about Tech Support are great. You should never be without an answer to any question or without help when it comes to learning and using your machine.