Spindles come in many shapes and sizes. Depending on your application and cycle time you may want to take heavier cuts. Just like standard handhelp routers. You need to make a decision on the size of bits tooling and chucking system you will need. Most spindles on CNC routers are permanently greased bearings.
- Tool Changer- CNC router with multiple heads or tools
If you need to hand load a CNC router one tool at a time for a hobby then you do not need this option. If you are using the CNC router for production and require usage of more then one tool then this will easily pay for itself in labor. OMNI offers two kinds of tool changers, linear type auto tool changer and carrousel type auto tool changer. See atc cnc router. Besides, if you are with lower budget, you also could consider pneumatic tool change cnc router , which is with lower cost and similar function. The best thing is to take a look at many different machines and figure out exactly what you need for most of your jobs.
There are many grades of CNC router bits. The main thing is to always have a sharp router bit!! OMNI offer 1 box of bits for free of charge, but this is rather not enough, want to see what other bits OMNI can offer you? Download cnc router bits list here.
When it comes to router size, this is something only you can determine. This could be a severe limiting factor for production quantities if you determine a better process if only the router could handle a bigger sheet.
Costs vary from $1,500 for a little hobby bench top router to well over $120,000.