"About 3 years ago I made the mistake of purchasing a cheap Chinese machine off of Ebay. Well that "cheap" machine turned out to be what I would call a very expensive learning experience. In addition to my initial investment, I spent thousands of dollars trying to get the machine running properly. The spindle died 2 weeks after the 1 year warranty expired. One of the drivers and the power supply died within the first year. For some reason (never figured out if it was electrical or mechanical) the gantry would rock itself out of square. Tech support took days to respond or would often not respond at all. Long story short, I eventually came to the realization that no amount of time or money would get me where I needed to be. It was time to invest in a new machine. After careful consideration, I went with Shop Sabre. A friend of mine had been doing tool pathing work for another job shop that had two Shop Sabres often running 24 hours a day for weeks at a time. Knowing that they never complained about having any problems, my decision on who to go with was easy. Now that I've been up and running for a while now I know I made the right choice. Tech support is simply top notch. Every question I have called in with has been answered immediately and accurately. My cuts are exactly what I program them to be. Even complex shape inlays fit together snugly. I no longer spend time worrying about whether or not my machine can handle a particular job."
The ShopSabre has allowed us to increase productivity and accuracy. All of our cabinet box parts come off the table in a timely manner with tight measurement tolerances. We are able to eliminate or drastically reduce the manual work required on a cabinet part by marking, or machining the parts for various pieces of hardware. We are also able to machine custom parts on our CNC without complicated jigs or templates. (Fluted pillars, arched valances, etc.
Ben did a great job , give him a raise!
Thank you for the service , Shop Sabre always exceeds my expectations.
Our Torch height runs great. I went up with the voltage and made a couple different adjustments but with the correct adjustment it runs very smooth.
Thanks again. A+
We inputted info about the drive systems, ball screw vs rack and pinion, the weight, the servo systems, closed loop vs open loop, we tried to compare all relative aspects of a CNC machine to find out why the cost was $6,000 to $600,000, what we found was ShopSabre had all the expensive qualities but not the price, you guys simply gave us the most bang for the buck. Little did we know at that time we were buying a CNC that after 7 years of daily use would still be going strong, this thing seems bulletproof.Bill
...The parts were cut up using your Shop Sabre router and RouterCAD software which is better than I ever imagined. I've been building fine furniture, cabinets and millwork for over twenty years but never with such ease and precision until I purchased your software and router.
I'm a crusty old cabinet maker, far from a computer guru. I'm thankful to be able to send e-mails, that's about the extent of my computer knowledge. Needless to say I was very concerned that I wouldn't be smart enough to use your software and run our new CNC machine. The truth is I, in a very short timeframe, am cutting up all my cabinet parts to include arches and any other shape I can draw on RouterCAD. I'm amazed at how easer RouterCAD and the ShopSabre CNC is to use. We put out more cabinets this last week than what we would typically have put out in a month. Thank you for a great product and incredible service!
We purchased a 7214 router from you either 3 or 4 years ago, and first off, thanks for the quality and value you provided us with. Happily, our router work has picked up dramatically this year; to the extent that we are considering purchasing another machine.
I would like a quote for the 3636, 4860, as well as 4896 standard router table set-ups that you offer. In addition, please provide pricing information for a 4th axis attachment.
Just to let you know that the advice and level of service which I have received from Jason has been nothing short of exceptional.
I entered into our email discussion feeling rather nervous about purchasing our first CNC router without seeing it prior to purchase. I fired a huge amount of questions at and he answered each question clearly and promptly. You have a really good, enthusiastic person working for you.
I haven't talked with you since the 4896 arrived here in Papua New Guinea, but I wanted to give you an update on things here. The Shop Sabre is a beautiful machine. I absolutely love it! Well designed and engineered, well built.
I started without any experience in CNC, and have quickly adapted, cutting almost all of our cabinet parts, chairs, dressers, tables on the machine. The cuts that we used to make on the band saw, router, inverted router have been mostly replaced by the Shop Sabre. It is fast and very accurate. Angles, curves, holes, slots... I guess I'm not telling you anything that you don't already know.
We have had the machine on-line since about April and have had no problems. The cost, quality, delivery are very competitive, and customer service has been excellent. We are also looking at purchasing two more machines to support production in our MEDTEC Ambulance plant.
Just wanted to shoot you a note that I couldn't be happier with the performance of the machine. the upgrades of servo, air assist Z, and Columbo spindle were well worth the extra cost. You guys are building a great product.
I love this machine! It's totally amazing. Your pictures on the website don't do it justice.
Hey Jim I sent pictures of projects that I have done with the laser and the guy in Canada didn't believe I did them with this machine.
I love this machine. You and your team have been great. Any time you feel the need send them my way.
I'll show them any thing they want. I think Tim was blown away seeing the 3D stuff we were cutting.
Hey Jason, just dropping a line to thank you and the Shop Sabre team for a great machine. Hope to order more soon.
Jim, we have been using our 7214 eight hours a day for a couple of years now and we are very happy. I think we would like to add a second head could you call me?
What great machine thanks....
We received our tool Friday of last week, and were up and running early yesterday. I want to thank you guys for making me look so good, and the many accolades.
I have received praise for the wise tool purchase.In my opinion the 4896 CNC is far and away the best balance of construction, cost, and performance on the market period.
We have found our Shopsabre (the 3636) to be quite accurate and fairly easy to learn to use. It still seems like very good value for the price. We use it for making plastic prototypes and some aluminum machining.
Tim has been running programs for the parts we needed to set everything up. He loves the new toy, so do I.
Jim, the machine is working great! My son would like to buy one just like mine. Send me a quote.
... better than I had ever imagined - I use it for full 3D prototyping in fibreboard and PU foam, and it has produced some beautiful pieces. Nobody who has seen it will believe it cost a penny less than 30,000 pounds (about $50,000).
I just wanted to take a moment to say THANKS ... THANKS again for the EXCELLENT support and FABULOUS machine.
Jim, your team is very special and I am glad that I chose my router from Shop Sabre! I am pushing the router to it's limits almost every day and it is amazing how well it performs! Thanks for everything!
We encountered a problem Friday afternoon....of course.... we worked hard until 10: pm and had it fixed Saturday morning. Now that's what I call Customer Support!
My son's brother in-law.........had heard that I bought a cnc router and he came to look at it. He was really impressed with it and was shocked when I told him I had about 10 grand in the whole setup. He said they had made a similar constructed one that ran on ways, and they sold for about 30 grand. He said I did good, real good. He was amazed at the small footprint of the controller and he thought the Shop Sabre CNC program was awesome.
I am also constantly impressed by your customer service, before and after purchase, I don't think I've ever experienced a company in the UK that can even come close (sadly).
You guys do a kick ass job !!! It's a great machine !!!
It was worth the wait !!! What a beautiful piece of American made machinery !!! I can't wait to get it set up and running.
My impressions are that I got a good value for my money, The machine is sturdy, and I was able to put it to work very soon after arrival.
machine is running great, love it. I would like to get another dust collector assembly have Mark call me.......
This thing is a door making machine! What used to take me 6 hours now takes me 30 minutes. Next we want to get the fourth axis.
We are cutting 36 inch letters out of 1/2" aluminum plate with our 7214. We can't believe the quality.
In addition to making the louver door and window styles, we now cut our cabinet parts with the machine. Its still early days yet, but this is a great addition to our shop.Our productivity is up significantly. I am pleased with this investment.
I guess you can tell how much I like my Shopsabre. It's been super dependable, incredibly accurate, has paid for itself many times over, and it's made in the USA. What more could a guy ask for, except maybe another one? You can quote me on that!
Take care, and tell Jim I said hello. Skip
Thank you for sending the quote along. We are certainly interested in moving forward with this once the $ side of things falls in place on our end. We've been really happy with our machine, and your excellent technical service over the phone, and look forward to adding another to our shop.
We'll be in touch.
I just moved the new router into our shop...will be hooking it up in the next few days. The first things I noticed were the size and strength of the ballscrews, ways and frame. In many areas it is a heavier machine than our $40k+ router.