Frequently asked questions
Q. What is the maximum size blank the standard Clone 3D will carve?
A. 300mm wide x 800mm long x 100mm deep. Note: Depth will vary depending on the length of cutter.
Q. Do you make the Clone 3D duplicator in different sizes?
A. Yes, the Clone 3D comes in three model sizes:
CD300 – Carving area 300mm x 800mm x 100mm
CD400 – Carving area 400mm x 800mm x 100mm
CD450 – Carving area 450mm x 800mm x 100mm
Q. What router do you recommend?
A. The Clone 3D has been designed for 88.9mm ( 3.5″ ) diameter round bodied routers. If you live in the US or Canada then the Bosch 1617EVS would be a good choice. For customers living in Europe or Australia then the larger 106.7mm ( 4.2″ ) Xact (may be branded differently in your country) router motor can now be used. The Xact router motors can be purchase from Amazon.co.uk by following this link . They are also available from woodworkersworkshop.co.uk
Q. What router bits do you recommend?
A. This all depends on the individuals requirements. However for general carving (and if you live in the UK) this 4 Piece Round Nose Router Bit Set would be a good choice. They are the same cutters used in all of the Clone demo videos. For US residents this Round Nose Bit Set is very similar.
Q. Does the machine come with any stylus tips?
A. Yes, unless a different size tip is specified when ordering, a 1/2″ (12.7mm) +1mm oversized diameter (14.7mm) round nose tip will be supplied with the machine. Other stylus tips are made to order to the customers specific requirements.
Q. Is the work piece completely smooth when finished?
A. No, as with all types of router duplicator, final sanding / finishing is required. However the more time you spend on the final carving the better the finish will be. In most cases it is best to leave the carved blank slightly oversized and sand to the required finished dimensions.
Q. Does the price include VAT?
A. There is no VAT to pay. However some international customers may need to pay import duty/taxes.