As long as I have been waiting for my Glowforge I have also been eyeing an X-carve.
It seem like a fun build at a good price, and it has of course a million applications.
I have often (like every time glowforge has issued delays) considered canceling my GF and using that money to buy an x-carve instead, but have never done it because I really want a GF and it always seems to be coming soonish .
But now Inventables are offering the x-carve with 100$ off and FREE shipping anywhere! Which is a big deal when you live in Norway like me!
So now i’m extra indecisive because that is a really good deal and inventables does actually ship a product, there is also a fair deal of overlap in what the two machines can do.
I do really want a laser for engraving and the crisp, swift cutting seems great, not to mention the GF seems more user friendly which is important for me as we are a family of users.
On the other hand the x-carve can do much bigger stuff, like making furniture. It can also cut soft metals, which is super cool. It does take more space and requires more attention though…
The GF should be shipping my way in February (though we can’t trust that entirely ) and I have waited this long…
Sorry for the long rant but can somebody make the decision for me?