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Offline Grev

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Yeti Smartbench portable CNC
« on: August 25, 2021, 08:52 AM »
I came across this post by @dustylumberco on Instagram and found the Yeti very interesting, especially since I'm looking to purchase a CNC in the near future.  Thought I'd share the post for those who haven't seen this yet.
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CS6xwy7n3U7/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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Offline vkumar

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Re: Yeti Smartbench portable CNC
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2021, 11:41 AM »
Interesting product. Thanks for posting.  Seems a little fidgety in setup.  But the actual test will be how it performs. 
Vijay Kumar

Offline Peter Kelly

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Re: Yeti Smartbench portable CNC
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2021, 12:32 PM »
I look at this machine and wonder how it'd cope with the less than perfectly flat plywood commonly seen these days? Might be better suited to more engineered panels like flakeboard and MDF.

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Re: Yeti Smartbench portable CNC
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2021, 01:30 PM »
I have looked at this machine and it has a lot of merit - especially its fold-up small footprint. As far as uneven sheet material goes well that will be an issue with any CNC.

Peter

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Yeti Smartbench portable CNC
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2021, 01:41 PM »
Since it can accept material up to 6 inches thick couldn't you build a 4x8 torsion box three inches thick and put a 1/2" MDF spoil board down on top of that. Most CNC Router work takes less than 2 inches of Z travel anyway doesn't it?

Takes the portability away but also eliminates the uneven work surface. To truly do that torsion box or not will require leveling the machine during setup wouldn't it? I watched the setup video and I don't recall them talking or showing anything about leveling, but maybe I missed it.
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