The most important accessories to buy with the 1000mm X-Carve are the bits, as these are necessary to carve. The X-Carve Kits will only include the 1/8” Bit Set for V-Carving as an addition to the bundle.
Our bit selection can be browsed on the website to find various bits here: https://www.inventables.com/categories/carving-bits.
Utilizing the filter, you can choose bits based on the use, type, cutting material, size, and more.
For starting out, there are a few variety packs that are recommended:
- Carving Bit Starter Set - for a solid variety of general-purpose bits (4 kinds, 2 of each - 8 total)
- Carving Bit Super Pack - for a wide variety of bits (10 different bits)
- Bit Set for Fine Detail Engraving - for intricate detail work (3 kinds, 2 of each - 6 total)
If you do not have a shop vacuum or dust collection system, it is recommended to have one to connect to the X-Carve, as it will produce debris and dust when it carves. It's not necessary to get the one we sell, as the vacuum tubes should connect to most generic shop-style vacuum tubes (2.25" tapered fitting). However, the one we offer is a pretty nice shop vac: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/fein-turbo-i-wetdry-vacuum.
Some other necessary accessories are a table to hold the X-Carve and a computer to run it. You may also want to account for the room on the table for the computer when looking for the right size. I will also attach a link for the technical specifications here: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve
As for the computer itself, if you do not already have a dedicated computer to use with the X-Carve, you can check out this article for the requirements: System Requirements.