- Nov 15, 2023
Of course they're better quality, they cost like 3x the price of those two))) For the price of a Bantam machine I can buy a high grade machine from either of those two manufacturers and it will look as good as Bantam.OP - I'd look into a Bantam machine. They're cute little desktop CNC routers like in the photos you mentioned, but (at least as far as I can tell) of better quality. Our electrical tech here at the school has one (primarily for drilling circuit boards) and we've whipped out a few aluminum odds and end on it. Don't know if you can find one used or not - the new ones will definitely stretch your budget, though (>$4000 US).
I realize this might not be what you're looking for, but I don't know if anyone on this forum has tried either of the machines you showed at the beginning to confirm (at the very basic level) that they're not scams composed of loose hardware in a bag with unintelligible assembly instructions. The Bantam is a small machine that works (but buy some earplugs too...we call ours the "Screamin' Chicken").
All that to say, best of luck to you