Was sent here by the Dallas Makerspace reddit handle, going to copy and paste my reddit question. Would love some assistance!
I have been tasked with building out a large Makerspace near my home! We are expecting to have everything from a large Haas VF-2 down to small 3D Printers. Where I am looking for assistance is with Laguna tools. It seems like they have damn near every woodworking tool we may need, at least the big stuff, but I am just finding so much inconsistency with the reviews. Seems most forums with Laguna thoughts are sponsored by Laguna, so that is a bit tough. I hear the machines are not bad, but customer support sucks. Their sales reps have been lovely, not trying to push me towards anything I do not need, and with a 501c3 organization I figure ordering from a single vendor as much as possible can maximize the discounts and negotiations I can make.
I am looking for recommendations, whether for Laguna, or another company. It seems there is not much out there in terms of CNC machines for makerspace use. Trying to stay under $45k for the big cnc (5x10ft M2 from Laguna is the current choice) but the last thing I would want is to spend damn near 200k with a company and have them blow me off. Would love to start some conversations, hear opinions, options, and experiences!