Thank you so much Jeff for your expert insight. Frankly, I don’t really need much more power, or size for that matter. I’m really just looking for an additional machine to add as a backup to the machine I am using now. While I was at it, I thought I may as well get a larger machine that is more powerful too. Now I’m rethinking this. I already had a notion that perhaps only a slightly larger machine (600 x 900 compared to the 500 x 700 I have now) would be good, but possibly a better machine (better steppers, better tube) would be the ticket (600 x 900 machine with Reci 80W tube, probably better stepper motors).
But my budget is around $3,500, so I’m still probably looking at Chinese machines (like what I have now, but perhaps to my new specs 600 x 900, Reci 80W tube, stepper motors).
I’d love to send you some files to test for me, but it would be a waste of your time if the machine you are using is better/more expensive than my budget will allow.
Thanks again and I’ll see if you have more comments.
P.S. In regard to your speed settings, I have mine slowed down because I feel it maintains accuracy that way. Again, probably because I’m using a Chinese machine, yes?