Handheld cnc router

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Handheld cnc router

Post by Auarhau » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:44 pm

Wow, this just blew my mind!

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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by tek » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:48 pm

Wow, just wow, what a great idea!

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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by AnonymousPerson » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:28 pm

Wow, yeah, that's brilliant. DeWalt or similar will probably buy out the company, or maybe just copy the tech.

Btw, for anyone else that doesn't have Flash installed, this is the direct URL for the above video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8GFpSCK6Jk

This is the website for the Shaper tool shown in the video. The FAQ on there says they're looking to release in 2016. No sign of pricing yet though.

http://www.shapertools.com
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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by WillAdams » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:08 pm

Didn’t we already have this w/ the handibot?

https://handibot.com/
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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by Will Winder » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:30 pm

I thought for sure this was vaporware (the guy started showing it off in 2012). It still looks great though.
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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by WillAdams » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:41 pm

The thing I've never understood about this sort of thing is how one gets a decent cut quality when the machine may need to tweak a cut to be so small as to just take off some narrow sliver which results in a cut which results in rubbing as opposed to cutting.
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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by AnonymousPerson » Mon Apr 11, 2016 2:07 pm

WillAdams wrote:The thing I've never understood about this sort of thing is how one gets a decent cut quality when the machine may need to tweak a cut to be so small as to just take off some narrow sliver which results in a cut which results in rubbing as opposed to cutting.
Yeah. None of the video's I've seen on their website show the end result close up. One which claimed to show the end result only did so from a medium distance, and for a split second.

https://youtu.be/eoSYjWN2CJ0?t=2m22s

You could be right. :?
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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by CrazyBillybob » Tue Apr 12, 2016 1:02 pm

I have seen the Handibot at Makerfaire. It was a demo so I realize that it's not real life. But I was impressed with how well it worked.... The price tag vs usefulness made me think that maybe I'd stick with fixed bed unit. If I had a project that I could leverage the mobility of a device like these it would be different story but for my use cases it wasn't worth it.


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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by DRobs86 » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:50 am

What was that price tag?

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Re: Handheld cnc router

Post by sgth0mas » Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:50 pm

DRobs86 wrote:What was that price tag?
2800 - 2900

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