Thats great to hear scott. I was worried because all my woodworking youtube guys i subscribe to have one and gave it great reviews but they got them for free so i am skeptical of them. However $1500 for a decent sized cnc with a few side jobs can help offset it quickly.ScottS said:I have the 1000 mm x 1000 mm x-carve that I am using with Easel at the moment (may upgrade SW at some point in the future). As you correctly indicated, it is hobby grade - but the upside is that it is pretty easy to use. The main reason it is a hobby machine is that speed vs. accuracy/reliability is an either or proposition. The upside is that the easel version is pretty affordable for a cnc big enough to handle most speaker projects and you can incrementally upgrade its weak points as your skill level and aspirations increase.
Both of my teenage sons use it for other purposes and even their friends can quickly whip up designs on Easel without any training. I sometimes have to clean up their designs before we carve (we need to leave some place to put the clamps, etc...), but the corrections are usually minor.