First off, WOW! Thanks for all the replies, really appreciated it.
I will attempt some replies/clarifications
First, what I have now and my needs
I have an old Anet A8, modified a lot but still with the original firmware and extrusion. Not added the auto bed level. I replaced 3x time the extrusion endpoint so far.
It served me OK, but lately, I cannot print without a raft.
So I always found a way to fit my project in the small 250mm x 250mm space, but upgrading, I would love to print larger parts or more parts at the same time.
I’m doing a lot of contract work building automation controllers for hydroponics. So I often need special parts, mostly with food-grade PLA.
I also often cut openings in boxes for inserting connectors, I would love a CNC to do those. The material I need to cut through is High Impact ABS, 5mm thick.
Q1: Would I need multiple passes with the Snapmaker CNC?
I would also use the CNC to cut some birch plywood
Q2: What depth can I cut with the CNC with the material?
For the laser part:
I would also want to cut printed adhesive labels with the laser, to have more precision than with a scissor.
Q3: Is this something feasible?
Q4: Could I use the laser to directly label the ABS box?
The new machine I would purchase would be installed in the garage, to be close to my tools, shop vac and ventilation. Unsure I would go for the enclosure in that setting.
I would love to have a 3-in-1 machine because I’m quite limited in space.
I could go for a better printer outside of the garage and a combined CNC/Laser in the garage, that would be an option!
Q5: It’s unclear from the website, which CNC bits I get with the package? Is there a need to purchase extra ER11 collet sets and bits?
Feedback to @rtrski @ElloryJaye brent113 CNC-Maker (Can’t tag 3?)
Thanks for the detailed response!
Multiple machines (1/2/3) vs one
I understand I would compromise, but as stated above, if I can do those simple tasks on the CNC, and given I’m limited space-wise, I would go for 1 machine. If the limitations are blocking my work, I could go for a 3D printer outside the garage and CNC/Laser machine in the garage.
CNC / laser combo
CNC-Maker Would you have any recommendations on that topic?
Looking at CNC 3018 for a few minutes on the web, I found a variety of machines, some with laser combo.
1 combo machine for laser and CNC?
1 3D Printer, any out there recommended for a larger print than 250mm?
My need for a laser would be cutting paper, cardboard, and thin plywood. Unsure I need 40W CO2?
1 Laser engraver
1 3D Printer
That would take a lot of space. Again, unsure if I need this?
Any more recommendations for those other plans would be great!
Thanks a lot again. Great people here!