Hey everyone. I just purchased an Ar8 Elite from someone who bought it one year ago and used it twice. I've been looking into getting a new CNC, was initially looking at the CaMaster Stinger II and happened to find this one for sale. Never heard of Axiom before that and so I did my research. Was very impressed with the quality and features of the machine. Went out to look at it and see it running and I decided to purchase it with a dust collector all for a great price.
I am picking it up tomorrow. The guy who sold it to me knows a lot about CNCs and other machines and has been very helpful. I've rented a Uhaul and recruited 3 of my friends to assist with the move. We are going to disassemble it in his garage to how it would be shipped to you from the factory. So basically we'll remove the table with gantry as one piece off of the frame and then disassemble the frame and pack all the pieces into the Uhaul. The only reason I need to disassemble it is because my shop has a standard door, not a garage or large door and the machine won't fit through the door fully assembled.
I was hoping you guys here could give me some quick pointers on moving this machine as safely as possible. Any advice is greatly appreciated! I am really excited about this CNC and can't wait to start using it.
Post by kickapoowoodworks on Jun 19, 2020 9:54:13 GMT -5
Could you run the gantry all the way forward to home position and turn it sideways to go into door. Make sure the x access is at the stop so it dont fall when flipping on its side. Should TURN right into the doorway. Of course this is with the stand itself not bolted to bed of cnc.
mattd...I had a similar issue with my AR8 Pro when I moved it into my basement. I called Axiom and they recommended that I not turn the machine on its side but to turn it on its end to move through doorways. I drilled a few holes in a 2 x 4 to match the T-slots in the bed and fastened it so the gantry would not slide during moving. You can also clamp the spindle slide in place too.