We have been running Habitat For Bats going on 16 years now, no stranger to CAD/CAM and we run a 4x8 ShopBot CNC for wood products. We also produce bat house mounting brackets and I’m currently working on a “mega” bat house with a metal frame. This morning I learned that (for the 4th time) the welding shop we use as a supplier to cut our parts is not going to deliver on time… in fact, I believe they lost the order when I placed it (and confirmed it) 3 weeks ago. I get it, we are small potatoes and $1000 orders are a nuisance to them (apparently). But for us, I need those parts.
I just purchased the Crossfire XL with every options (except the plasma cutter itself, I have that already). Nothing we produce is bigger than the table and the parts I cut are 0.12 or thinner. This machine should suit us just fine in this niche market of ours and give us even more options.
I’m looking forward to eventually getting this up and running. We are looking at an 8 week wait is what I’m told though.