I know a lot of you the GF is their first digital fabrication tool, for many others it will be one more arrow in our quiver.
Tell us about them and what you like and dislike.
I’ll go first.
Two years ago, a bit more than that now, I supported the Kickstarter for the Handibot made by Shopbot Tools.
I love this thing, and it created a monster in me. Its main strength is it is light and portable; it will go to the work if the work does not go to it.
Its biggest downfall is because of its greatest strength. I will only cut a 6x8 inch section at a time. It will cut most anything I throw at it up through aluminum. There is larger CNC router in my future!
A few months ago I bought Luzbot mini; it will do a lot of things the Handibot won’t and vice verse, it is more like they complement each other instead of compete. The 6x6x6 print area is just right for me because as projects get bigger other fabrication technics become more appropriate.
Finally, there are my regular office machines; you may not think of them as fabrication tools, but they are. I have an HP color laser printer and an HP inkjet with a scanner. I have used these as fabrication tools in the past but with the GF I can see them becoming proper tools. Scan a pattern, clean it up, print it on some nonvinyl sticker material and then cut it on the GF!
Now tell us about yours.