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Shaper Origin - a handheld CNC wood-cutting router - lower-price preorder starts today $1500+

Hirudin 1,293 192 August 23, 2016 at 08:21 AM in Tools (3)
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Last Edited by jersharocks August 23, 2016 at 12:35 PM
Basically this thing is a wood-cutting router that has a camera attached. You move it around on the board (or whatever) you're cutting and its CNC motors correct your movements so the cuts come out straight.

DiResta did a little demo video of it today...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3ahfDFHo3g

Here's the website...
https://preorder.shapertools.com/ [shapertools.com]

Main cons...
Quite expensive
Isn't expected to ship until September of 17 (more than 1 year from now)
I have my doubts about how accurate it will actually be
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Got the email as well. Would like one but will wait till there are others on the market. And also with a bigger router in it. The prototype used a dewalt mini router. The one now looks like a custom china made unit. But still will wait for one that will hold a standard size router.
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Quote from RobertR8011 View Post :
Got the email as well. Would like one but will wait till there are others on the market. And also with a bigger router in it. The prototype used a dewalt mini router. The one now looks like a custom china made unit. But still will wait for one that will hold a standard size router.
Good call on the new router. Looks a little chintzy. :/
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Looks really cool, but I think Ill wait until release to see how it actually performs. I've been burned a few times on these pre-releases over promising and under delivering. Looks like a great alternative to a full CNC Router table though.
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#5
Interesting concept, but $1500 is crazy for a hand tool. A high end Saw Stop or Bosch Reaxx costs that much. A low end CNC setup with small steppers can be had for around the same.
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#6
I feel bad for whoever has invested in this :S
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#7
you mean you have to use your hands? that's like a baby toy!
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