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CNCIn Part One, I introduced the Laguna IQ 24″ x 36″ CNC. Below is Part Two of the video review.

Conclusions

I’ve had a Laguna IQ in the shop for a few weeks and put it to use on a variety of projects from part cutting to 3D carving. Like all the machines in this the class, I expected that the design, choice of components and solid construction would give excellent results and it has. The machine is very precise and consistent.

The usable feed rate is predictably slower than my own custom CNC at 100 -120 IPM or so due to the size of the stepper motors and the pitch of the smaller ball screws. Still, it’s more than fast enough for practical CNC uses and totally in line with machines of this size.

The over-travel of the Laguna IQ is a real plus. With 4” of overhang you could build a clamping area so that you could do joinery on the edges or ends of parts adding to the versatility of the machine.

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