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Getting the Right CNC Machine for You

Buying a CNC router or plasma system is not a simple purchasing decision. These machines are a major investment that will have a major impact on your business or hobby. If you choose the wrong machine, you will be out thousands of dollars. If you get the right machine the first time, you will not only save yourself from the headache of having to replace a bad machine, but you will also gain a leg up on the competition as you produce better finished products.

Before you purchase your CNC router or plasma, make sure you have thought about these questions and how they relate to your needs.

Q: How long will this machine last?
A: A high-quality CNC router or plasma will last many years and produce many, many perfect cuts. ShopSabre customers are still getting flawless results from machines that are more than ten years old. With proper care and maintenance, you should expect your machine to last you for as long as you need it.

Q: Will I have to put my machine together myself?
A: The best machines come fully assembled and ready to use. Most ShopSabre CNC machines are built with a solid structural steel frame and come fully assembled.

Q: Where will my machine be built?
A: Knowing where your machine is coming from is important. If a manufacturer won’t tell you where your machine is coming from, it’s either because they don’t know or don’t want you to know. ShopSabre CNC routers and plasmas are built in the USA so you get the best quality possible for a price you can afford.

Q: Are there options for future upgrades?
A: A CNC router or plasma should have available options so you can customize and scale depending on your future needs. ShopSabre CNC provides dozens of available options that can be added at any time so you get exactly what you need when you need it. This allows you to buy a machine that can grow with your business and spend less on accessories and more on quality to fit any budget without giving up abilities in the future.

Q: Why is your technology better than the competition?
A: If a manufacturer can’t factually tell you why their machines are better than the competition, then their machines aren’t better. At ShopSabre CNC, we can honestly tell you why our technology is better than the competition. Our ball screw drives, steel construction, advanced motors, and integrated control panels are just a few of the reasons why ShopSabre CNC routers and plasmas are better than the competition.

Q: What type of support is available?
A: Chances are, at some point you will need support for your machine. Whether it’s figuring out how to do something or getting it to work how you want it to, you need someone you can contact. ShopSabre CNC provides free lifetime tech support with all new machine purchases. You won’t be forced to fill out a form and wait or head to a forum and hope to find the answer. ShopSabre CNC provides factory trained support to help you when you need it.

Q: Do you have payment plans?
A: CNC routers and plasmas can have very high price tags, and you may not be able to buy your machine outright. ShopSabre CNC specializes in building the best machines and lets the banks and financing companies handle the payment options. We are partnered with many reputable companies who offer convenient payment plans so you can reduce your upfront capital and take advantage of several other benefits.

Q: What type of training will I need?
A: All ShopSabre CNC machines include a 1-day training session that allows you to gain hands-on experience with your machine. If you can’t make a training session, our machines are simple enough to use that you will be able to get started on your own. We also provide manuals, startup guides, and lifetime tech support to help.

Q: Can I demo the machine before I buy it?
A: ShopSabre CNC gives you the ability to come into our shop by appointment and see our machines in action. If you can’t make it to our shop, we have loads of educational videos where you can gain the virtual experience of using our machines.

Q: Can I speak to your past customers about their experiences with your machines?
A: Hearing a company tell you their machines are great is one thing. Hearing real experiences from real customers can give you the added peace of mind of knowing the machines work out in the real world. ShopSabre CNC proudly shares testimonials and customer projects from our many satisfied customers. If you want to talk to one of our customers directly, we will happily get you in touch. You can also check out the testimonials section of our website

Q: Do you offer any sales or discounts?
A: If a company offers you a sale price, then they are really telling you that their products are marked up really high. At ShopSabre CNC, we always offer our products at the lowest possible price. We aren’t the cheapest option simply because our products are much better than comparably priced competition.

Q: Will this machine work for my application?
A: Every shop and every application is different. No CNC router or plasma should try to be a one-size-fits-all solution. At ShopSabre CNC, every machine is custom built to meet your needs. We don’t sell you a machine if we aren’t sure it’s capable of doing what you need it to do.

Still have questions? Contact us today.

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