I wanted to gauge interest in the “Shaper Origin” tool. Please check out the video here:
Advantages of this tool:
It’s fairly small, and extremely versatile
A lot less scary, more portable and far easier to use than a ShopBot or CNC lathe
It’s new, no one has it, so it’s a good incentive for members to join
It costs USD$2500
It would need to go back to the US to be serviced, because the company doesn’t support it in Europe yet
It needs to be run on 120V, since a European version is not yet available
I really want to play around with this tool, so I’m willing to chip-in significantly and front the money if we can come up with a scheme whereby I’m eventually paid back for most of the cost. And I’m willing to take care of getting it and sending it to the US if it needs servicing.
Thoughts? Any ideas on how to recoup its cost?