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Old 06-05-2017, 04:08 PM
polkchop polkchop is offline
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Default New Guy from Bimingham, AL area

Just stopping to say hey.

Seriously thinking about buying a Stinger 4X4 for a small sign business.

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Old 06-05-2017, 04:13 PM
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Pull up a chair and tell us more about what you do...

And then,,tells us which machine you decided on....

PS.. Always joking around....
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:17 PM
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I get the space and cost of a larger table yet with an 4 foot and some crafty workarounds that size will soon pay for the larger table. yet if you can swing it you will not regret the 4 x 8
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:41 PM
T.R.MacMunn T.R.MacMunn is offline
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I agree with Jim .... buy the largest you can fit in. Back when I was researching the purchase of a CNC, one of CAMaster's competitors wanted a $3k "engineering" charge to make something that would fit & kept trying to sell me a 4x8. Finally, I asked "does it have to be kept indoors?" ..... and he finally realized I wasn't just trying to save $$$ I'm sure glad I didn't buy one of those crap-hunks.

For the record, I have a 4' x 3' MiniCobra & over 95% of what I do fits on there.
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Old 06-05-2017, 09:46 PM
Art Mann Art Mann is offline
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I suggest you arrange with Camaster to visit their operation in Cartersville Georgia. It was quite educational. I was so impressed that I ordered one on the spot.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:06 PM
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It is just a small side business... nothing too serious but we are just now getting to a point of making an investment to increase productivity. We are currently just making small signs out of 1/4 inch mdf and hope to get into making some frames. I have been hand making frames for a while but we are getting the point we can't keep up with demand.

Finances are a little tight for us so we are leaning towards the Stinger 3 in 4X4, but would love the Stinger 4.

Art Mann, we are planning a visit over to Cartersville sometime in the next week or so to check it out. From the sounds of your experience I may need to bring my checkbook.

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