New Pricing on Saturn Routers

Here are Fine Line Automation we pride ourselves on having stable pricing. We do not like to raise the price of our products. However, this time we don’t really have a choice.

Earlier this year, the current administration enacted tariffs on certain goods coming from foreign countries. The CNC tooling industry as a whole has started to be hit with tariffs averaging 25% on machines and components for machines. We were able to avoid the tariffs for a little while by ordering in extra product before the tariffs landed. However, we are no longer able to do that.

Some of our components in the Saturn Series routers were subject to recent tariffs. As a result, we will need to raise our prices to compensate for this unexpected cost. We want to be clear and transparent on a few things:

  1. The increase reflects ONLY the extra cost of the tariff and nothing extra.
  2. As tariffs on machine components come and go, we will adjust the tariff surcharge on the pricing. Once the tariffs are removed, we will return pricing to the original prices.
  3. We will be placing an information paragraph on each affected products page detailing exactly how much of the price is due to tariffs.

Right now, here is the affected products and there new pricing:

  1. Saturn 2 Series 4’ x 4’ Router – $200 increase to $4,800
  2. Saturn 2 Series 4’ x 8’ Router – $350 increase to $5,950
  3. Saturn 2 Series 4’ x 8’ Machine Stand – $100 increase to $1,050

Yes, there is a 4 x 8 Saturn. And it will be released within the week… Stay tuned for more details.

Until the end of the year, take advantage of our $750 sale off Saturn 2 Series CNC Routers!

2 thoughts on “New Pricing on Saturn Routers

  1. Edward Teepe says:

    I am interested as to when the new 3 series is expected to be released. And what downfalls are there to be expected with the series 2 4×8 machine?

    • Fine Line Automation says:

      The first 15 units will be ready to ship by the end of November. Once the first units ship we expect to be able to ship machines within 1 week of order.

      We expect the issues from the Saturn 2 series to be fully fixed. Some specific things we’re doing on the new machines:

      1. We eliminated 66% of the welds on the table. This makes it much easier to keep the frame aligned and eliminates many problems with heat warping.
      2. The gantry has been reworked to reduce heat warping.
      3. All faces where rails or gear racks attach are now milled flat.
      4. The Y-Axis axis now has a floating rail for precise alignment.
      5. The X-Axis rack and pinion mount has been reworked to eliminate deflection under high load.

      Some considerations that we don’t necessarily consider downsides:

      • The all steel gantry is heavy enough to require NEMA 34 motors. NEMA 23 will no longer be an option. They simply do not have enough torque at higher speeds to maintain the performance envelope we desire.
      • The heavier gantry also limits rapids to 1200ipm. This could be an issue if you want to do high speed plasma cutting or plastic cutting above 450ipm. We will eventually be offering a lighter aluminum gantry for these applications.
      • The higher quality components including thicker American steel, genuine American made Hiwin rails, and closed loop steppers necessitate a higher price point than the Saturn 2 series. We feel the machine will be a tremendous value and very competitive with comparable offerings.

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