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Used CNC Routers: Steps for Buying the Right Router

Used woodworking machines can offer excellent performance for an affordable price. When it comes to pre-owned CNC machinery, it pays to be especially careful about what you buy. If standard routers no longer meet your production needs, but the price of a new CNC router is beyond your reach, a used CNC routing machine could be the answer. Before you buy, be sure to follow the steps below:

Find Out Who Owned the Router
A router’s previous owner could have a major impact on its lifespan. For example, a router that was owned by an industrial woodworking company was probably operated around the clock, while one that owned by a university was probably operated intermittently. Remember, just because used CNC routers aren’t old does not mean they can’t have heavy wear.

Check the Router’s Data Sheet
CNC routers contain a data sheet in their back panel that lists a serial number. Make sure this number matches the serial number on the router. Otherwise, you’ll have to order the correct data sheet from the manufacturer. The data sheet also provides information that is crucial for installing the router, such as its weight and voltage requirements.

Use the Router’s Serial Number as Needed
If the seller can’t identify the router’s previous owner, you can use the machine’s serial number to discover who the owner was. You can also use the number to discover whether the seller owns the equipment or serves as a broker. This information can be usually be acquired by presenting the serial number to the router’s manufacturer.

Be Sure the Router Has Original Manuals
The older a router is, the more important it is to have its original manuals. In addition to helping you service the machine, the manuals will also help new technicians perform repairs. A router should come with manuals for parts, programming, maintenance, electrical components, and the ladder.

Ask for a Performance Test
Performance tests can reveal subtle problems in used CNC routers. Ideally, a test should consist of running a rapid program and running all the axes in full stroke. As the machine operates, listen for a low growling sound. If you hear one, it may indicate a faulty ball screw or bad ball bearings. To be sure, have the machine inspected by an independent expert before you buy it.

RT Machines Sells Used CNC Machines

Used CNC machines are an excellent option for growing businesses, and established businesses that need trim costs. In either case, getting the most for what you pay for begins with the steps above. If you cannot travel to a seller’s location to perform these steps, hiring a technician to perform them for you is the best option.

At RT Machine, we understand that buying machinery used brings different concerns than buying it new. That is why we let our customers inspect machinery before you they it. For over ten years, woodworkers around the world have used our new and used woodworking machinery. If you need a used CNC router, call us today.

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