What bugs you?

Computerised Mount Cutters, Computers, other gadgetry.

What bugs you?

Postby Whitewater Gallery » Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:10 am

I am mid way through deciding which CMC machine I am going to squeeze into my cellar. I have been through threads asking which machine is best but I thought I might try a different angle -

What bugs you most about your CMC?

I am sure all the cmc's will all cut great mounts but does each machine have a little things that irritate?
Whitewater Gallery
 
Posts: 358
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 pm
Location: Polzeath
Organisation: Whtewater Gallery
Interests: Surfing, sailing

Mainline Strathdon

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Uncle Sumo » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:48 pm

Not `avin` one.
Sean
Uncle Sumo
 
Posts: 179
Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:46 pm
Location: Wirral

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Whitewater Gallery » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:01 pm

I know how you feel..... but I feel Christmas coming!!!
Whitewater Gallery
 
Posts: 358
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 pm
Location: Polzeath
Organisation: Whtewater Gallery
Interests: Surfing, sailing

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Abacus » Wed Sep 24, 2014 6:16 pm

I absolutely love my wizard 8000, but wish it did 90 degree outer cuts
Abacus
 
Posts: 544
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Organisation: Abacus Picture Framing and Gallery
Interests: Picture Framing, Furniture making.

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Whitewater Gallery » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:06 am

Abacus, I guess you must have gone through the same thought process that I am now going through - is it worth an extra £5K for the 90 degree cuts!

With hindsight do you wish you had spent the extra, or have you equally enjoyed spending the £5K on something else!!
Whitewater Gallery
 
Posts: 358
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 pm
Location: Polzeath
Organisation: Whtewater Gallery
Interests: Surfing, sailing

Re: What bugs you?

Postby markw » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:16 am

I have a Valiani iX vacuum. what bugs me? Not much to be honest. The machine does just about everything I want it to and I have a wide range of heads so can do lines - debossing - vgrooves etc etc. the pen head is generally good - would be perfect if it didnt overlap the lines on corners fractionally - not a problem with solid colours - but leaves a dark dot with translucent colours. The new software Vstudiois a vast improvement over FMD and improves with every update. slightly annoying problem picking up small shapes on complicated mounts - that may well be partly my lack of RAM - but wasnt a problem in FMD - but then FMD couldnt do such complicated mounts. The things I love far outweigh some petty niggles. Having the Vacuum bed makes cutting to the edge of the board a fantastic way of maximising your board usage.
markw
 

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Merlin » Thu Sep 25, 2014 12:17 pm

Whitewater Gallery wrote:- is it worth an extra £5K for the 90 degree cuts!


Where do you get that costing from.
User avatar
Merlin
 
Posts: 1556
Joined: Thu Jun 05, 2003 6:50 pm
Location: Cornwall
Organisation: Merlin Mounts
Interests: Aviation

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Whitewater Gallery » Thu Sep 25, 2014 1:10 pm

Hi John

I was referring to the difference in price between the Wizard 8000 and 9000, though I guess there are options cheaper than the 9000 that will give 90 degree cuts.

Nick
Whitewater Gallery
 
Posts: 358
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 pm
Location: Polzeath
Organisation: Whtewater Gallery
Interests: Surfing, sailing

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Abacus » Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:59 pm

I actually only paid less than £4k for a used machine from a forum member :clap:

If he'd have had a 9000 for £5k I would have bought that!

I still can't justify the outlay of a new machine, but if a 9000 came available I'd probably buy it and sell the 8000, if the price of the 9000 was around £5k :wink: hint hint, anyone?
Abacus
 
Posts: 544
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Organisation: Abacus Picture Framing and Gallery
Interests: Picture Framing, Furniture making.

Re: What bugs you?

Postby IFGL » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:07 pm

Mark, so long as your computer has 4g of ram, most do now, increasing it will have no impact what so ever on v studio, we tested it up to 32 g
IFGL
 
Posts: 3044
Joined: Sun May 06, 2012 6:27 pm
Location: Sheffield
Location: Sheffield UK
Organisation: Inframe Gallery Ltd
Interests: Films ,music and art, my wife and kids are pretty cool too.

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Whitewater Gallery » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:31 pm

Abacus wrote:I actually only paid less than £4k for a used machine from a forum member :clap:

If he'd have had a 9000 for £5k I would have bought that!

I still can't justify the outlay of a new machine, but if a 9000 came available I'd probably buy it and sell the 8000, if the price of the 9000 was around £5k :wink: hint hint, anyone?


From your experience have you had any regrets buying secondhand rather than new? i.e. any problems from buying secondhand?

Oh if the answer is no then in am in at £6K for that 9000 :mrgreen:
Whitewater Gallery
 
Posts: 358
Joined: Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:32 pm
Location: Polzeath
Organisation: Whtewater Gallery
Interests: Surfing, sailing

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Graysalchemy » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:58 pm

Nothing at all with mine except i wish I had a jumbo machine but that was my choice at the time and not a fault with trucut or their machine.
Graysalchemy
 

Re: What bugs you?

Postby markw » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:11 am

IFGL wrote:Mark, so long as your computer has 4g of ram, most do now, increasing it will have no impact what so ever on v studio, we tested it up to 32 g

Oh - thats useful information. I have 4gb and had thought about increasing that. In that case picking up small design features is a bit of a pain - can be worked around by dragging a box around the selection but can be frustrating. No doubt it will be fixed in time.
markw
 

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Abacus » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:07 pm

No regrets about buying 2nd hand, I couldn't afford a new one, so it was 2nd hand or continue with the mat pro.
Abacus
 
Posts: 544
Joined: Mon Nov 29, 2010 1:20 pm
Location: Halifax, West Yorkshire
Organisation: Abacus Picture Framing and Gallery
Interests: Picture Framing, Furniture making.

Re: What bugs you?

Postby JohnMcafee » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:01 pm

CMCs are tough.

Ours is 20 years old, we bought it second hand four years ago after a life of industrial use by a contract operation that churned out mounts by the thousands. In the time that we have had it it has performed flawlessly and rose to every challenge thrown at it every bit as well as if we had originally bought new at four times the price – no regrets here. :cool:
"A little learning is a dangerous thing"

(Also known as John, the current forum administrator)
User avatar
JohnMcafee
 
Posts: 1063
Joined: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:58 am
Location: Belfast
Organisation: Scenes
Interests: Picture Framing
Putting the world to rights

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Graysalchemy » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:47 pm

A trucut John ? :wink: :wink:

If it is mine is of a similar age very robust machines. And BRITISH
Graysalchemy
 

Re: What bugs you?

Postby mho » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:13 am

No regrets buying my second hand Wizard 8000,
bought off a framer who was closing his business, machine had minimal use,
The service you also get from Sam and the team at Framers Corner is superb.
I too couldn't afford or justify buying one at the cost new.
mho
 
Posts: 110
Joined: Sat May 09, 2009 7:05 pm
Location: Sheffield, GB.
Organisation: Valley Photo Print & Picture Framing
Interests: Photography, F1, Films, Music.

Re: What bugs you?

Postby grahamdown » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:28 am

i bought a refurbished machine from Gunnar - brand new F1 head which does both beveled and straight cuts head - no regrets.

only thing i would say about the Wizard is i believe it wont cut the increasingly popular 3.5mm boards?

Regards,

Graham
grahamdown
 
Posts: 171
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:43 pm
Location: Hollingbourne, Maidstone
Organisation: The Village Framer
Interests: Photography, Mountainbiking

Re: What bugs you?

Postby DCS » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:47 pm

We have the Wizard 8500E and the only niggle is occasionally the cut runs off which is rectified in minutes but an automatic type of tensioner would have been easier.
For my sins I own and operate
http://www.durhamcitystudios.com
DCS
 
Posts: 147
Joined: Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:48 pm
Location: Durham City
Location: Durham UK
Organisation: Durham City Studios
Interests: Photography and Framing

Re: What bugs you?

Postby Aaron » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:59 pm

Software crashing not responding all the time,that is bugging me loads.
something that takes me twice as long as it should do... :head: :head: :head: :head:
Aaron
 
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2015 5:25 pm
Location: lincolnshire
Organisation: in the frame
Interests: framing,surfing,music production.

Next

Return to Technology - CMC's Computers Etc




 
Picture Framer's Trade Directory
Picture Framer's Oracle

 
Members Map Header
Members Map
More info
Resources Header
Contact Forum Admin
Directory
How to include an image in your post
Cove Box Designer
Download Designer
General supplies
Glass
Machinery
Mounts/Mountboard
Artists
Conservators
Prints
Software
Tuition
UK Medals
Framers Forum Live!
Support Header
Crimson
White
Green
Violet
Advertise Header
Forum Banner Ads