I came across what appears to be a deal, I found a slightly used (only a few times according to the original owner) 1015pro, and it looks brand new. Asking price was originally $3500 for everything it originally came with. It took over a week, but I managed to get him down to $2800. I am eventually going to buy a cnc, I just had not researched this particular one (my bad since I made an offer), I have not found much info good or bad on this machine to compare it with others, it just seemed like a good deal, considering everything I was looking at was in the 4-5 thousand dollar range. My question is this:
1. Is this machine worth it ($2800)?
2. I can not find any reviews good or bad on this machine, how well does it work?
3. I have some woodworking and some computer exp. How huge a learning curve to operate?
Price is very good if owner is being straight with you, as far as learning, train yourself to keep machine clean, the machine is awesome, but it is a home shop machine, so treat it accordingly. Did he say whether it came with the ArtCam software, check the Oliver website for what sold with the machine and make sure the owner list these thing out. Good Luck and have fun, I do with my 1013
I also have the 1013, I believe the 1015 is an upgraded version capable of larger pieces. I use mine as a hobbiest, I don't pretend to have great computer skills and only understand the basics in Photoshop Elements. However, I've been really happy with my machine and have done probably around 75 - 100 pieces over the past year and am quite happy with the results. As far as a learning curve, if you get the disk with the 500 Oliver supplied images you can be cutting a board within an hour or so of unpacking. Ipicture software is pretty self explanatory, but the paperwork that comes with the machine is not as helpful as this forum is.