After years of searching for the right machine, and one very early day of waking up at 6am to jump on the preorder as-soon-as-it-opened, the OneFinity machine is finally here. I took some pretty detailed photos of the opening, unboxing, and setup process… including a few video snippets. This thread will be a little photo-heavy, but all thumbnails are hosted offsite in full-res, feel free to click through.
This is my first CNC machine of any kind, even though I’ve almost bought at least three different machines over the past few years. I’m so glad that I waited - even just opening the box, i know that the wait was worth it.
To start off… this thing is heavy. Seriously! It’s heavy, but in a solid-as-a-tank way. It comes shipped in three boxes, each one just under 50lbs. (48.6 lbs, 44.4 lbs, & 43.2 lbs). Since I was lucky enough to get on the list early, with one of the first preorders (#0013), my machine was was one of the first production machines sent out. My package(s) was picked up Thursday, 27 Aug 20 3:07 PM from Ontario, Canada by DHL, and arrived on my doorstep (SF Bay Area, CA) only a few days later Monday, 31 Aug 20 1:48 PM. Considering it was 150lbs of equipment, and had to go through customs, that was faster shipping than I’ve been getting from Amazon lately.
… and then I let it sit for a whole 24 hours before opening it.
It was at this point that I realized that I just didn’t have anywhere (right now) to put this huge monster, and I was going to have to get creative in how to install it. For now, I’ve screwed a piece of 3/4" MDF to the benchtop, and will install on here.
I had to turn the boxes over a few times to figure out which way was best, but logically - with the OneFinity logo on top facing you is the right way. The packaging is outstanding on these machines, every piece is form-fit with foam, and can’t go anywhere… and when you consider that the rails are close to 40 lbs… they’ll come right out the side of the box if you’re not careful.
One of my favorite parts about OneFinity so far is how AWESOME they are as a company. From communication to shipping to the quality of the machine, everything is top notch! I received a phone call from Jenn (who is the sweetest, and the main point of contact) from OneFinity about a week or so before the machine shipped, letting me know that it was going to ship a week or so early, and we talked for almost a half hour about the machnine, the process, all the things they were doing for their customers. The sign above, which was carved on my machine when they quality checked it, was not only included in one of the boxes, but sent to me with an awesome note. That’s the kind of service that usually only comes from big established companies where you’re paying thousands of dollars for any machine… and for what we’ve paid… we’re getting SO much more than we paid for.