I have been looking into buying a Desktop CNC for some time now and have been searching around for the best option.
Shapeoko seems an excellent machine with an awesome community behind it.
I do however have a need for a minimum cutting area of around 600mm (24") on the X/Y axis and around 125mm (5") on the Z axis.
This is because a few of the clients I had at my old company want to keep working with me, and the projects I do for them require those cutting areas. For example a wood block of 450x550x120mm.
The X/Y clearance won’t be a problem with the XXL version, my concern is the Z clearance.
From what I gather, the Z axis won’t even come all the way down to the baseboard that comes with the machine. Is that correct?
The HDZ has 150mm of travel, so that should work if I manage to get the clearance on the X gantry, but how much does the Z-Plus have?
What options do I have to raise the clearance to about 125mm (5")?