Advantages to Investing in Used CNC Machinery

Advantages to Investing in Used CNC Machinery
  • Author: Mohsin Khan
  • Posted On: July 31, 2022
  • Updated On: July 10, 2023

Confused whether to buy a used CNC or a New machine? In this article, we will provide you with the benefits of used CNC machinery.

There are definite benefits to purchasing high-quality used CNC machinery, even though the choice to buy a machine may be made by a single person or by a team inside the organization.

Similar to autos, a CNC machine loses 25% of its initial value in the first year of ownership. If there is no technological or performance decline, buying a decent machine that is 2-3 years old can save you 35–50% compared to buying a new one.

The Benefits


The basis for purchasing a used CNC machine is values, not price. Your fiduciary duty at the very least forces you to think about it if you can double your shop’s capability or capacity for half the price of new.

A new machine can save you tens of thousands of dollars, but while being sleek and beautiful, it will deteriorate just as quickly as a used one and lose value more quickly. In general, a used CNC machine option could offer the best value.

2. Availability

We frequently purchase CNC machinery in response to an urgent requirement, and since an urgent problem calls for an urgent solution, this is frequently where we begin our search.

Knowing that new equipment may not be available for several months makes it difficult to meet our immediate production needs. Instead, a good used machine may be the best option.

Typically, used CNC equipment may be installed on your floor and operational in 7–10 days, including a thorough machine inspection to ensure that you are purchasing a high-quality, well-maintained machine rather than someone else’s problem.

3. Performance

Because used CNC machinery is sometimes more affordable than new CNC machinery, you may often afford MORE machines, such as productivity-enhancing features like live tooling, larger tool changers, automation, or even a higher capacity machine.

By getting more components off the machine faster, these additional value features give your used CNC machine investment an overall better performance.

4. Easier Machine Maintenance

You can be sure that a trustworthy reseller has repaired and reconditioned the equipment when you buy from them.

5. Reliable

Some people avoid purchasing anything that is “used” because they believe it won’t be as high-quality as a brand-new item, but with CNC machines, this isn’t a problem to be concerned about. Due to their importance to the success and future of their enterprises, this equipment is typically very dependable and well-maintained by their former owners.

If you buy a used CNC machine, you might find that it’s even better quality and more dependable than some of the newer models available because it has proven to be successful for its previous owners, in contrast to some of the most recent machines, which haven’t yet been tested in real-world settings and may disappoint users due to design flaws or technical limitations.

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Author: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin has worked as one of the experienced editors with ConstructionHow since 2020 with a total span of 5 years of experience in business PR, boasting a remarkable professional trajectory, he has collaborated with entrepreneurs and startups, and certain publications over the last few years. His unwavering interest lies in the construction industry and related materials. He believes in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings, and homes that fall under the right budget. With a wide range of experience in construction, he also tapped into DIY and home improvement projects based on his extensive set of knowledge in the industry.