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Top Rated 4 Axis CNC Router 1325 with 4x8 Rotary Table

4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$5680.00 - $10180.00

2022 top rated 4 axis CNC router 1325 with 4x8 rotary table (4th axis) is popular for woodworking, cabinet making, home decorations, mold making, sign making, arts, and crafts, now the best budget 4x8 CNC wood router machine for sale at affordable price.


2' x 3' (24" x 36", 600mm x 900mm)

$2800.00 - $3800.00

2022 best budget desktop 2x3 rotary 4th axis CNC router table kit with is an entry level CNC machine designed for for craftsman, home shop, hobby, small business, advertising, woodworking, arts, gifts, crafts, sign making, and mold making.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$5680.00 - $10180.00

2023 top rated 4x8 CNC wood router machine with 4th axis and 48x96 inch table size is used for wood door making, cabinet making, sign making, furniture making, decorations, 3D arts, 3D crafts, and more 2D/3D full sheet woodworking projects & plans. Now the best 4x8 wood CNC machine for sale at an affordable price.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$4880.00 - $5500.00

STM1325 Cheap CNC wood router kit is a type of flatbed wood CNC machine for beginners with 4x8 combo vacuum and T-slot table top. Let us review and start making an offer at the lowest price for the affordable 4x8 wood CNC router kits which make as standard.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$6180.00 - $7000.00

2023 best 4th axis CNC router lathe machine with rotary table is designed for 2D flatbed 4x8 full sheet cutting, relief carving, 3D woodworking plans. Now the rotary CNC lathe router machine for sale at low price.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$12700.00 - $14380.00

Most profitable 4x8 CNC router table is the best wood CNC machine kit with 4 feet by 8 feet working table (48x96 inches or 1300x2500 millimeters) for custom woodworking in commercial use. Now the beneficial 4x8 CNC wood router machine for sale at cost price.


2000mm x 3000mm

$5980.00 - $7200.00

Low cost industrial CNC router machine STM2030 is used for industrial manufacturing of 2D/3D flatbed carving & cutting in woodworking, arts & crafts, decorations, cabinet making, door making, furniture making, acrylic, plastic, foam, aluminum, copper, and glass. Now the cheap industrial CNC machine for sale at affordable price.


5' x 10' (60" x 120", 1500mm x 3000mm)

$15300.00 - $18000.00

2023 best budget 5x10 CNC router machine with linear automatic tool changer kit and 60x120 inch table size is used for popular woodworking, door making, cabinet making, decorations, kitchenware, and more wood furniture making plans. Now the top rated 5x10 CNC router table for sale at affordable price.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$22800.00 - $35000.00

Industrial 4 axis CNC wood router machine with drum type automatic tool changer spindle kit on sale for routing, milling, drilling, cutting, which adopts 9KW HSD spindle kit with rotary carousel tool holder for woodworking.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$8800.00 - $12800.00

Multi-head 4 axis CNC wood cutting machine with four 4th rotary axis and 4x8 working table is designed for most popular custom 2D/3D woodworking projects with router bits compared with laser wood cutter engraving machine with a laser beam.


4' x 4' (48" x 48", 1200mm x 1200mm)

$8000.00 - $12000.00

Multi spindle CNC woodworking machine is equipped with four air cooling spindles, which is a multi head CNC wood router machine to carve or cut four projects at the same time with DSP controller.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$21900.00 - $22800.00

2023 best CNC machine for custom woodworking with carousel ATC system is suitable for wood, MDF, plywood carving, cutting and milling with 12 tools carousel type automatic tool changer.


1600mm x 2500mm

$23100.00 - $26000.00

CNC wood carving machine with disc ATC system and 4th rotary axis is used for carving and cutting wood furniture, cabinets, tables, chairs, doors, windows. Now the 4th axis CNC wood carving machine for sale at affordable price.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$4600.00 - $8800.00

Dual spindles wood CNC machine with 4x8 table size is designed for multitasking with two projects for cupboard doors, wooden doors, windows, cabinets and panels, computer table, and furniture making. Now the 4x8 CNC woodworking machine for sale at a low price.


250mm x 1200mm

$13000.00 - $16000.00

3D CNC router machine for woodworking with 4th axis rotary table and 8 heads is designed for rotary wood carving, 3D relief carving with cylinder sculptures, wood crafts & arts, table legs, wood spindles, stair balusters, roman columns. The 3D CNC wood router can make 8 same projects at one time.


2' x 3' (24" x 36", 600mm x 900mm)

$2800.00 - $3500.00

4th rotary axis hobby CNC router for sign making is the best automatic hobby machine tool for the small shop, home business and craftsman. The rotary 4th axis CNC machine is used for custom signs & signage or DIY signs with wood, acrylic, PVC, MDF, plastic, foam, copper, aluminum.


2' x 3' (24" x 36", 600mm x 900mm)

$2580.00 - $3200.00

2023 top rated mini desktop CNC router STG6090 is an affordable tabletop computer numerical controlled table kit with 2x3 table top for hobbyists, small business, home shop, craftsman, advertising, sign making, arts, crafts, and 3D relief carving. Now the cheapest small desktop CNC machine for sale at cost price.


4' x 8' (48" x 96", 1300mm x 2500mm)

$5580.00 - $6580.00

Affordable 4x8 CNC router table STM1325 is an economical computer-controlled machine tool with vacuum table, which is used for making furniture, decorations, crafts, arts, signs, doors, and cabinets. Now the cheapest CNC machine for sale at a low price.


4' x 4' (48" x 48", 1200mm x 1200mm)

$3680.00 - $4500.00

Low cost 3 axis CNC router kit with 4x4 table size (STG1212) is used for flatbed carving and cutting wood furniture, gifts, boxes, models, arts and crafts, signs, logos, jewelry carving, now the best 4x4 CNC table kit for sale at an affordable price.


2' x 4' (24" x 48", 600mm x 1200mm)

$2780.00 - $3600.00

Looking for a benchtop CNC router kit with 24x48 inch table size for your business? Review the best 2x4 tabletop CNC kit with 2D/3D machining capabilities. You will get an affordable desktop 2x4 CNC table from STYLECNC.


2' x 2' (24" x 24", 600mm x 600mm)

$3500.00 - $4500.00

Small entry level CNC router kit for beginners with 2x2 moving table can be used for 2D/3D carving of wood, stone, metal and acrylic in the industries of small shop, small business, home shop, home business, signs, advertising, arts, crafts, gifts, mold, electronic, etc. Now the small entry level 2x2 CNC kit for sale at low price.

$18800.00 - $23800.00

Heavy duty 4x8 CNC router for aluminum with disc automatic tool changer kit is used to carve and cut aluminum, brass, copper and other soft metals. Now the best 4x8 aluminum CNC machine for sale at affordable price.

$5000.00 - $8000.00

2023 top rated CNC mold making machine is a multi-functional mold making CNC router machine, now the best CNC mold making machine for sale at cost price.

$9000.00 - $15000.00

High precision CNC metal engraving machine is used for machining 2D or 3D designs on iron, brass, copper, and steel. It's an affordable automatic CNC mill for metal milling.

$11000.00 - $19000.00

CNC mold making machine with automatic tool changer is a type of professional precision CNC router kit for metal moulding. Now the best CNC molding machine for sale at affordable price.

$6000.00 - $10000.00

Automatic CNC metal milling machine is used in automotive, injection mold, ironware mold and other metal mold milling industries. Now the metal CNC mill for sale at cost price.

$7180.00 - $11000.00

Industrial 6x12 CNC router for aluminum composite panels (ACP) is a flatbed cutting machine for aluminum plate, aluminum sheet, aluminum parts with high speed & accuracy. Now the best aluminum CNC machine for sale at affordable price.

$32800.00 - $36800.00

CNC stone cutting & polishing machine STS3113 is used for artificial stones, quartz stones, granites, marbles carving, cutting, polishing, drilling, engraving. Now the affordable automatic stone cutting & polishing machine for sale at cost price.

$29800.00 - $30800.00

5 axis CNC bridge saw is an automatic infrared stone cutter to make custom slabs and countertops for kitchen and bath including granites, modular granites, granite tiles, honed granites, engineered stones, laminates, soapstones, marbles, quartzites and other stones.

$2800.00 - $3500.00

STS6090 2x3 desktop small CNC stone carving machine is used for marble, jade, wood, acrylic, metal. Now the small desktop CNC stone router machine for sale at the best price.

$6680.00 - $9980.00

Best budget affordable 3 axis 4x8 stone CNC router STS1325 is designed for carving natural marbles, granites, blue stones, sandstones, artificial stones, tombstones, milestones, headstones. Now the best CNC stone router for sale at low price.

$7000.00 - $9000.00

2023 best 5x10 CNC stone carving machine STS1530 is the best choice for the owner in the business of stone machining, decoration, sign making, and woodworking. Now the best CNC stone router machine for sale at affordable price.

$18500.00 - $21500.00

4 axis CNC stone carving machine is a vertical 3D CNC machine for making Buddhas statues & sculptures, balustrades, crafts, artwork with all types of stones.

$12200.00 - $13300.00

Kitchen cabinet door making CNC router machine on sale at cost price for home cabinets making, cabinet door making, kitchen cabinets making, decorative cabinets making, wall cabinets making, wood cabinets making, base cabinets making, corner cabinets making, and custom furniture making in kitchen, bathroom, garage, living room, and office.

$20000.00 - $24000.00

Smart nesting CNC router machine on sale for cabinet door making, decorative cabinet making, wall cabinet making, kitchen cabinet making, base cabinet making, corner cabinet making, home cabinet making, wood cabinet making and more customized cabinets making.

$22900.00 - $40450.00

Affordable nesting CNC machine for custom modern furniture can perfectly decorate your space and style. You can personalize the best modern custom furniture for your home and office.

$48000.00 - $56000.00

High end automatic CNC nesting machining center is used in home decorations, office furniture, wardrobe, cabinets, and more custom panel furniture making. Now the nesting CNC machining center for sale at affordable price.

$28000.00 - $30000.00

2023 best six sided CNC drilling machine is an automatic wood CNC drill used for vertical drilling, horizontal drill for side drilling, saw for slotting, while completing pentahedron drilling, chamfer and grooving with custom woodworking, furniture making, cabinet making. Now the top rated CNC six-sided drilling machine for sale at cost price.

$12700.00 - $16000.00

Industrial ATC CNC router machine with four spindles is used for panel furniture, office furniture, wood doors, cabinets, tables, chairs, windows, decorations.

$18000.00 - $23000.00

4x8 ATC CNC router machine features rotary automatic tool changer kit with a tool magazine of 10 router bits, the tools will change automatically to fit different works. The 4x8 CNC router table with ATC spindle kit is suitable for cabinet making, door making, decorations, signs making, crafts making, and more woodworking projects & plans.

$33000.00 - $41000.00

2023 best 4 axis CNC foam cutter is used to mill & cut foam board, Styrofoam, EPS foams, XPS foams, and rigid polystyrene foams to different 2D/3D shapes, and now the CNC foam cutting machine for sale at affordable price.

$15000.00 - $20000.00

2023 best multi 4th axis rotary CNC wood router machine with multi spindle and rotary table is used for 3D machining of cylinders, stair balusters, stair spindles, statue, Buddha, furniture feet, table legs, newel posts, corbel, baseball bats, arts & crafts, and more rotary woodworking projects. Now the 2023 top rated 4th axis CNC machine for sale at affordable price.

$8000.00 - $20000.00

Foam CNC router machine with 3 axis for foam board cutting and foam relief carving, 4 axis swing head for 3D foam mold making, 4th axis for rotary milling and cutting Styrofoam, EPS and XPS foams, now the 3 axis CNC foam router machine for sale at cost price.

$6800.00 - $13800.00

Affordable 3D CNC router machine with four 4th rotary axes is used for 3D carving & cutting in furniture mass production, 3D sculptures, and complex artworks. Now the multi 4th axis 3D CNC machine for sale at an affordable price.

$8500.00 - $20000.00

Industrial 3D CNC machine with 4x8 table top and 4th rotary axis is used for 3D machining of staircase handrails, wooden pillars, stool legs, table legs, wood arts, crafts, gifts and toys.

$105000.00 - $110000.00

2023 top rated 5 axis CNC router with automatic tool changer is designed for 3D shape cutting, milling, carving, and mold making, including automotive foam mold, ship model, building model, metalloid molds, and large-scale instruments. Now the best five-axis CNC machine for sale at cost price within your budget.

$110000.00 - $150000.00

Industrial 5 axis CNC router machine is designed for 3D CNC milling & cutting in metal and foam mold making, car body making, boat and building model, pattern making. Now the industrial five axis CNC machine for sale at cost price.

$80000.00 - $90000.00

Small 5 axis CNC machining center is an entry-level five-axis CNC router machine with HSD spindle in 3D woodworking, 3D mold making, 3D cutting & milling projects. Now the small five axis CNC machining center for sale at affordable price.

CAD/CAM Software
$10.00 - $600.00

Type3 Router8 is a professional CNC router software for 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), which can do 2D, 2.5D and 3D carving & cutting.

Single Flute End Mill
$10.00 - $20.00

Looking for CNC router bits for aluminum? Check out the up-cut and down-cut flute and compound single flute end mill, which is the best CNC bits for aluminum.

Straight Router Bits
$1.00 - $10.00

Straight CNC router bits for woodworking with double blades is designed for hardwood, MDF, particle board. Now the straight router bits for sale at low price.

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Customer Reviews & Testimonials

From United States

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I was always hesitant about those cheap Chinese-made CNCs. Did lots of research for the STM1325-R3 and decided to give it a try. Arrived 38 days after payment, and all in good condition. Little to no assembly is required, its plug and play, just find a space with a power outlet to place it. Ive done a few projects, including the sample files provided and some of my own creations. Here is my personal experience so far with this CNC router. This STM1325-R3 CNC kit works great for the projects that meet the following conditions: • Materials - MDF and plywood, as well as solid wood. • Working Area - Maximum 4 x 8. • Controller - Basics of DSP and Mach3/Mach4 software. • Files - CAD skills required. If you are new to CNC and want to play with this kit, the DSP controller can help you easily get started. If you are a professional, the Mach3 controller will take you to experience more fun of automation in woodworking. If you want your business to go further, an automatic tool changer kit would be the best option. Pros • The full-sized 4 x 8 working table supports most woodworking projects. • The vacuum table works well for holding workpieces during machining. • The controller is easy to use for beginners, as well as for machinists. • Excellent customer service, emails and WhatsApp could be responded quickly within 1hr. Cons • The shipping took a bit longer than expected. • A little larger for home users and small shops. • Came without an additional dust collector for cleaning up sawdust. All in all, its features match the price and worth buying for all.

From Australia

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I bought the STM1325 to upgrade the SainSmarts Genmitsu 3018-PRO with larger 4 x 8 table and higher power spindle kits. Its plug and play, but there is a steep learning curve for the new software came with it (Mach3). I have a lot of experience with CAD, so I can easily make designs and cuts starting out. Ive made some woodworking projects and they all seem to get better than the last one. I cant wait to make more cuts to experience the capabilities of this excellent CNC.

From Canada

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I researched many types/brands of bridge saws for cutting quartz countertops. Finally decided to give the ST3220S-5A from STYLECNC a try. After assembled and adjusted, easily made my first cut with no issues. Worked like a champ. Did everything I needed it to do and more. Good saw for industrial use, precision and stability are the best way to cut stone with this automated machine tool. Great price for this well built item. For first timers, youll need to follow the instructions came with it and understand how to properly attach the blade. Be careful to install it correctly and use the tool provided to lock the blade on the spindle.

From United States

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I have been in home improvement for almost 10 years and Ive used a variety of handheld masonry saws to cut granite for making personalized kitchen countertops and this thing is great for the simple stuff. I needed an automatic bridge saw to grow my business and this didnt let me down. It can easily cut through the natural slab granite, like a hot knife through butter. Great CNC stone cutting machine. Well worth the money saved in time alone.

From United States

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Well packaged with operating assembly manual. Easy to assemble and start up. The software is easy to use and shows you the cutting bid location in real time. This kit is as good as it gets for woodworkers at a decent price point. It meets the expectations for which I purchased it. In addition, the automatic tool changer spindle kit has greatly increased the efficiency of woodworking with a better quality finish for my carpentry business. Overall, Im satisfied with this great CNC router machine.

From United States

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I run a high school woodworking shop and our precious CNC is way old and outdated. Looking to upgrade with one more modern CNC that can cut up to full sheets as well as has a 4th axis. Researched over a couple of months. Compared all brands of 4 axis rotary CNC machines with lathe attachments and decided to give STM1325-R3 a try. Everything was going smooth. Easy transaction fast delivery. Got it within 25 days. Easy to assemble. The software that came with it is free and easy to use. Tested making cabinet doors with 3/4 in. x 4 ft. x 8 ft. plywood sheet. All performed well with clear and smooth results. Overall, its a great machine worth to buy.

From Germany

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I have never used any power tool like this unit. I did a lot of research and like you have come to this CNC machining center. I had low expectations, but this kit was easy to use and has run a couple of months trouble-free. From the tool changer to the extra rotary axis, all works with automation. A great machine tool to make cabinet doors and home decorations. I would recommend this product to anyone looking to upgrade your woodshop. Pros: The software that comes with it is fine and free with a package that can give you good control over cutting parameters and strategies. Cons: Figure out how to handle dust because you will be making a lot of it. In addition, the large workbench will take up too much space.

From Australia

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I purchased this 5x10 CNC router table because I wanted to make cabinet doors and home decorations in my workshop. It is easy to assemble and has run many days trouble-free. The LNC software that comes with it is great for jobs with automatic tool changer, and free. Easy to set and debug. Good control over cutting strategies and parameters, and I could use it easily with document instructions. A dust collector should be upgraded to handle dust because it will make lots of sawdust. I e-mailed them in the PM. Got a reply within the hour. They shipped me a new industrial dust collector in 10 days for a lot less than I thought it would cost. Overall the customer service is top notch.

From Canada

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A decent industrial CNC for me. Im a high-end furniture maker and need more precise power tools to support the type of work that I do. The moving table makes this machine work with higher precision. Also, the automated tool changer spindle kit is professional for cabinets making and wood doors making, as well as some home decors. The software is powerful for my business, its a breeze to create tool path and export G-code once you are proficient in CAD design. All in all, Im satisfied with its overall capability and performance.

From Croatia

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I purchased this CNC to do some cabinetry works. The machine came within 20 days and I was very impressed. The construction was very solid. It was easy to assemble and I was able to get started doing a project on the day it arrived. Satisfied with the result. Overall, I am appreciative of how easy they make the whole woodworking process.

Guidelines for Choosing Your Next CNC Router for Hobby & Commercial Use

Modern-day is all about saving your precious time. Precision within the shortest possible time always brings the maximum profit. No matter whether you are a hobbyist or a business owner, when it comes to bringing the sleek professional look while cutting or carving your design on wood or metal, a well-chosen computer-controlled cutter machine is always the perfect item to give a go. We know it is never that easy to choose the right computer numerical controller, especially as a beginner. No worries, with well-categorized segments, STYLECNC has gathered some of the best CNC routers that can do the work both for a hobbyist and a professional business owner.

Interested? Here begins the discussion.

Why Should You Rely on STYLECNC?

The market is flooded with thousands of precise cutting tools, making it a tough choice to get the desired item you want to have. No worries, STYLECNC is here to be your counsellor.

STYLECNC will provide customers with a variety of practical and inexpensive machines. No matter what you think, you can make a final price and service comparison, which brand or supplier will be your ultimate choice, just get free quote from the merchants that fit your plans, you ultimately have to decide on your own needs. We integrate R&D, design, sales, manufacturing and service, and have an all-round 24/7 online & offline service system for pre-sale, in-sale, after-sales service and support. You can buy custom CNC routers with free designs from us. Compared with the local services near you, you can also get door-to-door service from STYLECNC.

What Is It?

A CNC router is an automatic power tool with computer numerical controller for smart cutting & milling wood, MDF, plywood, foam, stone, ceramic, plastic, steel, copper, brass, aluminum, and other metals, which is used in hobbyists, home shop, small business, school training, commercial use, and industrial manufacturing. It works with an automatic controller to transmit the designed and layout file information and converts the data into machine-readable G-code through a computer to drive the X, Y, and Z axes to get the job done with router bits for making 2D, 2.5D, 3D projects with extreme precision and complexity, which is an automated kit compared to a handheld edition. It is also known as computer numerical controller, C and C router kit, computerized router machine, computer-controlled router table.

A CNC router kit is composed of controller, software, operating system, machine frame (bed), spindles, gantry, motor, driver, guide rail, ball screw, power supply, T-slot table or vacuum table, vacuum pump, collet, limit switch, rack & pinion, and additional accessories & parts.

Technical Parameters



Table Sizes

2' x 2', 2' x 3', 2' x 4', 4' x 4', 4' x 6', 4' x 8', 5' x 10', 6' x 12'


3 Axis, 4th Axis, 4 Axis, 5 Axis


2D Machining, 2.5D Machining, 3D Machining


Wood, Stone, Foam, Metal, Aluminium, Copper, Brass, Plastic, Acrylic


Hobby Computerized Router Kits for Home Use and Industrial Computer Controlled Router Machine for Commercial Use


ArtCAM, Type3, Cabinet Vision, CorelDraw, UG, Solidworks, MeshCAM, AlphaCAM, UcanCAM, MasterCAM, CASmate, PowerMILL, Fusion360, Aspire, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Alibre, Rhinoceros 3D


DSP, Ncstudio, Mach3, Mach4, OSAI, Siemens, Syntec, LNC, FANUC

Price Range

$2,580 - $150,000

OEM Service

X, Y, Z Axis Working Area

Optional Parts

Dust Collector, Vacuum Pump, Rotary Device, Mist-Cooling System, Servo Motors, Colombo Spindle

How Many Types?

When it comes to grow your own business or to showcase your creativity, it is essential that you choose the right type of the machine that is only destined to do the thing that you want to be done. In general, a computer controlled cutting machine is categorized according to the axes types that the machine has. Many other sub categories can also be made. Here are some of the popular categories that will sum it all.

Hobby Router Kits (mini types, small types, portable types, desktop types, benchtop types, tabletop types)

Large Industrial Router Kits (wood, metal, stone, foam, plastic, aluminum, and glass).

Based on Axis Features (3 axis types, 4th axis (rotary axis) types, 4 axis types, 5 axis types, and multi axis types.

A CNC router table is a type of automatic workbench kit with all the parts and accessories needed to build the complete mechanical portion of a standard machine tool. The most common types of table kits (by feet) include 2x2, 2x3, 2x4, 4x4, 4x6, 4x8, 5x10, and 6x12. The types are also known as 16x16, 16x24, 24x24, 24x36, 24x48, 48x48, 48x96, 60x120, 80x120, 80x160 in inches. Someone might refer to a table top as 4040, 6040, 6060, 6090, 1212, 1218, 1224, 1325, 1530, 2030, 2040 in terms of millimeters (mm).

DIY Router Table Building Plans



Millimeters (MM)

24" x 24"

2' x 2'

600 x 600

24" x 36"

2' x 3'

600 x 900

24" x 48"

2' x 4'

600 x 1200

48" x 48"

4' x 4'

1200 x 1200

48" x 72"

4' x 6'

1200 x 1800

48" x 96"

4' x 8'

1300 x 2500

60" x 120"

5' x 10'

1500 x 3000

72" x 144"

6' x 12'

2000 x 4000

How Does It Work?

A CNC router machine is a smart computer controlled cutting tool that works automatically with at least three axes of X, Y, and Z to get the job done, which is an upgrade version from the handheld router and digital router. The X-axis is horizontal, the Y-axis vertical, and the Z-axis refers vertical to the other two axis. A computer controller reads G-code or other machine language instructions and drives a tool for motion control. The spindle holds the tool, moves along X, Y and Z axis, following the tool path generated by the software. In the 3-axis machine, the tool is always vertical, and undercuts are not possible. In addition, the 3-axis kit can be equipped with a rotary axis (4th axis) around the X, Y and Z axis, which is known as an automatic lathe machine. It is mainly used for cylinder carving & cutting projects and some 3D projects. A real 4-axis machine has one additional axis, which refers to X-Y-Z-A, X-Y-Z-B, X-Y-Z-C. Four axis are linked, which can work at the same time. 5-axis has two additional axis, which refers to X-Y-Z-A-B, X-Y-Z-A-C, X-Y-Z-B-C. The machine moves a tool on five different axis at the same time. The spindle can be rotated left and right by 180 degrees around. These additional axes allow for shorter project time due to their capability of carving five edges of the material simultaneously. The position is determined by a computer. The computer will tell the motors how much to move in each direction. Any location within the work area can be defined by using the method of positioning. The machine can be moved within that space, and the machine is connected to a computer, the computer will tell it where to move. First, the operator should do the tool path creation, the operator uses CAD (Computer-Aided Design) & CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) software to draw the shapes and create the tool path that the machine will follow.

Overall, when you have plans in your mind, what kind of table sizes should be chosen? Which all depends on your needs and budget.

What Is It Used For?

Computer-controlled router machines are used for woodworking, sign making, furniture, cabinetry, fixtures, custom millwork, channel letters, model making, joinery, orthotic manufacturing, point-of-purchase (pop), jewelry manufacturing, CAD/CAM instructional, prosthetic manufacturing, educational, solid surface production, prototyping, radius mouldings, aerospace, foam packaging, countertop production, plastic packaging equipment manufacturers, mannequin production, metal working, musical instrument manufacturers, packaging, store fixtures, boat building, extrusions cutting boards, PCB fabricators, safety enclosures, conveyor manufacturers, engraving, pool cues, magnetic, gun stock manufacturers, knife template manufacturing, fan blade manufacturers, pistol grip manufacturers, korbal manufacturers, kneuls manufacturing, artistic carvings, name tags, MDF doors, puzzles in industrial manufacturing, small business, small shop, home business, home shop, school education, hobbyists, and SMBs.

Applied Materials

CNC routers are fully automatic computer numerical controlled machine tool kits used for cutting & milling a variety of materials such as wood, plywood, MDF, foam, plastic, acrylic, stone, aluminum, copper, brass, and many more soft metals.

Solid Wood & Hard Wood: Redwood, cherry, cottonwood, ash, oak, pine, birch, mahogany, poplar, beech, hard maple, walnut, teak, purple heart, tigerwood, hickory, leopardwood, cocobolo, bloodwood, aspen, basswood, alder, yellow birch, red elm, beech, cypress, gum, hackberry, pacific coast maple, pecan, red oak, bolivian rosewood, sycamore, sassafras, white oak, hondura mahogany, black walnut, spanish cedar, african padauk, willow, wenge.

Soft Wood: Soft maple, pine, fir, hemlock, cedar, spruce, redwood.

Composite Wood: MDF, OSB, LDF, plywood, masonite, particle board, melamine.

Plastic: ABS, PVC, PET, polyethylene, polycarbonate, polypropylene, polystyrene, cast and extruded acrylic, uhmw, phenolic, luan, vhmw, hdpe, mica, acetate, sintra, lucite, marine PVC, nylon, lexan, wood plastic, solid surface materials.

Stone: Tombstone, granite, natural marble, milestone, jade, artificial stone, bluestone, sandstone, ceramic tile.

Metal: Copper, brass, bronze, aluminum, honeycomb aluminum, mild steel, stainless steel.

Foam: Sign foam, polyethylene, polyurethane, polystyrene, EVA, styramfoam, urethane, precision board, foam rubber, silicone rubber.

Other Materials: PCB, ren board, fiberglass, vinyl coated panels, machinable wax, mat board, butter board, gypsum, magnetic rubber mats, composites, leather, wood veneers, mother-of-pearl, delrin, rubber, modeling clay.

How Much Does It Cost?

Different table sizes, features, durability, performance, quality, assembling, and other optional accessories are some of the important aspects that determine the overall costing of these programmed machines. CNC machines from different manufacturers and brands have different customer service and support, which will lead to different costs.

Machines from different countries have different tax rates, different customs, different shipping costs. All of these factors will result in the final price. All depends on your specific needs, CNC routers vary in cost.

The cost of a DIY kit starts at around $1,800 for your own building plans. Most small entry level kits for hobbyist are picked up from $2,380 to $5,080, while some large format types can be as expensive as $6,780. The higher-end types, such as professional tables for enthusiast are priced anywhere from $3,280 to $18,000, depending on the machine's features and capabilities. The enterprise and industrial CNC machines cost anywhere from $16,000 to $150,000 for commercial use, which are pricey to own and operate for beginners.

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Parts & Accessories

A programmed CNC kit is built with machine bed frame, X, Y table (T-slot table or vacuum table), spindle, gantry, ball screw, guide rail, vacuum pump, driver, motor, controller, operating system, software, collet, rotary 4th axis, limit switch, power supply, rack and pinion.

The best machine tool kits are built on the brand and quality of the core hardware, and what software is used.

Spindle Motor

The spindle is the core component of the machine and can be used for high-speed cutting, milling, carving, engraving, and drilling, involving a wide range of industries. The machine is generally equipped with a high-performance spindle to play its role. When the spindle is working, high-speed rotation will generate a lot of heat. If the heat is not dissipated in time, it will have a great impact on the service life of the spindle, and in severe cases, the spindle will be burned. There are two main cooling methods for the spindle: water cooling and air cooling.

So, the question is coming? How to choose the right spindle?

The higher the hardness of the cutting material, the lower the rotational speed of the spindle. This is actually quite understandable. Materials with high hardness need to be slowly ground down. If the rotational speed is too fast, the tool may be damaged. The higher the viscosity of the material, the higher the rotational speed of the spindle used, which is mainly for some soft metals or man-made materials. The diameter of the tool used by the machine is also a very important factor in determining the spindle speed. In fact, the diameter of the tool is related to the materials. The larger the diameter of the tool, the slower the spindle speed. The determination of the spindle speed is also based on the use of the spindle motor. From the spindle motor power curve, we can see that when the speed is reduced, the output power of the motor is also reduced. If the output power is low to a certain extent, it will affect the processing, which will have a worse effect on the tool life and workpiece. Therefore, when determining the speed, attention should be paid to ensure that the spindle motor has a certain output power.

Machine Beds & Components

Machine beds and components manufacturing process: The high-power machinery requires the body to be precise and stable when working. Therefore, long-term high-power machining should use the casting body to ensure its accuracy and stability.

CNC Controllers

CNC controllers are also generally divided into two types: one type of controller is only driven, and all computing operations are completed by a computer. The computer is in a waiting state while the machine is working, and cannot perform typesetting work. Another type of controller is controlled by a single board computer or a single-chip computer.

This controller is actually a computer, so as long as the machine starts working, the computer can immediately perform other typesetting work, especially when working for a long time, the advantages are particularly obvious. The most common controllers include DSP, Mach3, Ncstudio, OSAI, LNC, and Syntec.

Ball Screw & Guide Rails

Ball screw and guide rails are also important parts. High quality ball screw and guide rails are the guarantee of machining precision and performance when the machine is used for a long time.

Table Kit

The table kit is mainly divided into the table top of aluminum profile (T-Slot fixturing table) and the table top of vacuum adsorption. The work piece on the T-Slot table needs to be fixed manually with rivets, while the vacuum table can automatically fix it. Relatively speaking, the vacuum table can save time and be firmer. The structure of the vacuum adsorption table is mainly composed of a vacuum pump and a high-quality electric board, so compared to the T-Slot table, the vacuum adsorption table is relatively more expensive.

The vacuum adsorption table can be divided into six partitions or eight partitions for vacuum adsorption, and the adsorption capacity can be enhanced by the partitioned vacuum adsorption table. When we need to cut woodworking panels, we now place the panels on the table, then open the vacuum suction valve, and the panels are directly fixed to the vacuum suction table. It is mainly suitable for large-area flat panel machining.


The CAD/CAM softwares are free, cracked, or paid, all depends on your requirements. The most common softwares include Type3, ArtCAM, Aspire, AutoCAD, Cabinet Vision, CorelDraw, UG, Solidworks, PowerMILL, and Fusion360.

How To Use?

The operation has always been a concern for many prospective customers. In everyone's impression, it's a fully automated machining equipment to make accurate cuts, and difficult to operate this high-precision computerized router machine. So many people retreat before they understand and learn, fearing that they won't be able to use. In fact, CNC routing is a very complicated and cumbersome operation. As long as you learn it with your heart, it is easy to use for beginners, and there is nothing difficult to understand.

Now STYLECNC will introduce the 5 operation steps in details as your reference.

Step 1. Turn On to Start.

1. Turn on the power of the control computer and monitor, and start the software

2. Press the power switch.

3. Turn on the spindle motor cooling water pump and check the cooling water flow.

4. If the machine is turned on for the first time today, depress the handle of the lubricating oil injector once, and add lubricating oil to the lubricated part.

5. Perform the mechanical origin return operation in the software, and eliminate possible collisions before the operation.

6. Manually move each feed axis 1 to 2 back and forth within the full stroke.

Step 2. Workpiece Clamping.

1. Place the cushion material in the center of the workbench.

2. Place the workpiece to be processed on the mat.

3. Use at least 4 sets of pressure plates to fix the workpiece on the worktable.

4. Check whether the workpiece is clamped firmly.

5. Find the edge and set the workpiece origin:

5.1. Move the spindle along the feed axis that accurately sets the origin until the tool will touch the workpiece.

5.2. Start the spindle.

5.3. Switch to single-step movement with step size 0.01mm or 0.05mm.

5.4. Move in one step until the rotating tool touches the workpiece. At this time, a slight noise will be heard.

5.5. Zero the workpiece coordinates of this axis or record the current machine coordinates.

5.6. Move the axis to move the tool away from the workpiece, and pay attention to confirm that the moving direction is correct.

Step 3. CNC Tool Changing.

1. Disconnect the power to ensure that the spindle motor stops.

2. Move the spindle to a position where it is easy to change the cutter, and place the soft material directly under the cutter to avoid damaging the cutting edge when the cutter falls.

3. Fix the spindle with a small wrench, and turn the chuck nut clockwise (viewed from top to bottom) with a large wrench, taking care not to hit the cutting edge with the wrench.

4. If you need to replace the chuck, unscrew the chuck nut and replace the chuck to remove foreign objects in the machine chuck and chuck nut.

5. Check whether the cutting edge of the router bit to be clamped is intact.

6. Install the collet and nut on the spindle.

7. Insert the bit to be clamped into the hole of the chuck, as far as possible according to the actual situation (but the cylindrical part of the bit cannot be fully inserted), and tighten the nut by hand. This step cannot be reversed from the previous step: do not insert the bit before installing the nut on the spindle.

8. Tighten the nuts with two wrenches, being careful not to use too much force, and also being careful not to hit the cutting edge with the wrench.

9. Confirm that the wrench is away from the spindle, and turn on the power.

10. Set the bit again and set the Z coordinate of the workpiece origin.

Step 4. Start CNC Programming.

1. Confirm the following work:

1.1. The bit is firmly clamped.

1.2. The workpiece origin is set correctly, especially the Z coordinate of the workpiece origin after tool change.

1.3. Workpieces are clamped firmly.

1.4. The NC program is loaded correctly.

2. Adjust the feedrate override to about 30% in the software and start programming.

3. After confirming that there is no abnormal operation, adjust the feedrate override to the normal value.

4. Someone must be on duty during operation.

Step 5. Shut Down to Stop.

1. Return to the mechanical origin.

2. Remove the bit and the chuck nut is allowed to stay on the spindle.

3. Turn off the machine.

4. Turn off the computer, this step cannot be reversed with the previous step.

Router Bits & Tools

The installation and operation of bits is a very important job for accurate cuts. If the bits are not installed correctly, it will not only increase the wear of the bits, but also cause inaccurate accuracy and difficulty in routing. Therefore, sufficient attention must be paid.

STYLECNC summarizes the following methods to install bits & tools correctly.

1. Before installing the tool, check the wear of the bit first. If there are defects such as chipping or severe wear, replace the bit with a new one or use it after it is repaired to make accurate cuts.

2. The relevant surface must be cleaned and wiped clean before installation, and the gasket and hole burrs must be carefully removed to prevent dirt and burrs from affecting the accuracy of the tool installation position.

3. When clamping the tool with a washer, the two ends of the washer must be as parallel to each other as possible. If it is found that the bit is skewed after installation, the position of the washer should be adjusted to minimize the cumulative error of the washer. Until the bit does not shake after driving.

4. Straight shank milling cutters are usually installed with spring chucks. When installing, tighten the nut to make the spring sleeve shrink radially to clamp the shank of the milling cutter

5. Installation of taper shank milling cutter: When the size of the taper shank of the milling cutter is the same as the taper hole at the end of the spindle, it can be directly installed in the taper hole and tightened with a tie rod. Otherwise, use transitional taper sleeves for installation.

6. After the tool holder is inserted into the spindle, tighten the bit with the tightening screw. It should be noted that the direction of rotation of the bit must be consistent with the thread direction of the tie rod, so that the thread of the tie rod and the milling cutter can be connected more tightly during rotation, otherwise the milling tool may come out.

7. Without affecting the routing, try to make the bit as close to the spindle bearing as possible, and make the hanger bearing as close as possible to the bit. If the bit is far away from the main bearing, a rack bearing should be installed between the spindle bearing and the milling cutter.

8. When installing the bit, the key should not be removed. Because there is no key on the cutter shaft, if there is uneven force during milling or under heavy load cutting, the bit tends to slip. At this time, the cutter shaft itself bears great radial resistance and resistance, which will easily cause the cutter shaft to bend, and damage to the fixing gasket.

9. After the bit is installed, check all the related washers and nuts again to prevent loosening. And use a dial indicator to check the radial jump or end jump of the bit to see if it is within the allowable range.

10. After the tool axis shaft is removed, it should be hung on the rack to prevent the tool axis shaft from bending and deforming. Under special circumstances, when it needs to be stored horizontally, wood chips or soft items should be used to pad it to prevent scratches and deformation.

Buyer's Guide

Considerable aspects are many when it comes to choosing the right CNC kit for your desired need. For example, a hobbyist can do the woodwork with a small or mid-sized Computer-controlled router, whereas a professional business owner will opt for larger or multiple machines.

Whatever may be the reason, here are the top five aspects that will always help you to choose the perfect machine for your desired application-

1. Consider Your Field

Yes, not everyone demands to have a heavyweight machine to do woodwork. Unlike professional business owners, a small or mid-sized machine can do it all if you are an enthusiast wood engraver. With proper care and maintenance, it is possible to get a long time service even from a smaller item.

But if you are a business owner who needs to perform heavy wood carving every single day, heavy-duty items are always recommended.

2. Assembling The Machine

Almost all computer-controlled machines come with a complex assembly process. Therefore, it is more than necessary that you know how to assemble all the parts of the machine. In any case, if you think that it is none of your business to do the assembles, a professional mechanic will come as a good help.

3. Where Would You Cut Your Design?

Not necessarily a Computer Controlled router will always cut wood. Some of the affordable machines can bring excellent designs on plastic or aluminum. Heavy-duty machines are better for hardwood and hard metals.

It is thus always recommended that you always consider the material to cut and in accordance with the type of the material, you choose the right machine.

4. Look at The Extra Features

Nowadays, some modern machines come with laser engravers, which can make the design even more apparent. Therefore, it is always recommended that you check such additional features to get the maximum production output.

5. Price, Price, and Price

We can suggest you a thousand things to check before buying a computer-controlled machines. But without affordability, everything is just vague inclusion.

Do a little research about the machines that are working great within your budget.


In the use of a CNC machine, you may be troubled with a variety of problems. How to determine why the machine does not work as expected? Let's list different problems and explain how to resolve them.

Alarm Failure

Over-travel alarm indicates that the machine has reached the limit position during operation. Please check according to the following steps:

1. Whether the designed graphic size exceeds the processing range.

2. Check whether the connecting wire between the motor shaft and the lead screw is loose, if so, please tighten the screws.

3. Whether the machine and the computer are properly grounded.

4. Whether the current coordinate value exceeds the value range of the software limit.

Overtravel Alarm Released

When overtravel, all motion axes are automatically set in jog state, as long as you keep pressing the manual direction key, when the machine leaves the limit position (that is, out of the overtravel point switch), the connected motion state will be restored at any time.

Pay attention to the movement when moving the workbench The direction must be far away from the limit position. The soft limit alarm needs to be cleared to X, Y, Z in the coordinate setting.

Non-Alarm Failure

1. Insufficient repetitive processing accuracy, please check according to the second item of the first unit.

2. The computer is running and the machine is not moving. Check whether the connection between the computer control card and the electrical box is loose. If so, insert it tightly and tighten the fixing screws.

3. When the machine cannot find the signal when returning to the origin, check according to the second unit. The proximity switch at the origin is out of order.

Output Error

1. No output, please check whether the computer and the control box are well connected.

2. Check whether the space in the settings of the routing manager is full, and delete the unused files in the manager.

3. Whether the signal line wiring is loose, carefully check whether the lines are connected.

Routing Failure

1. Whether the screws of each part are loose.

2. Check whether the path processed by yourself is correct.

3. Is the file too large?

4. Increase or decrease the spindle speed to adapt to different materials (usually 8000 to 24000).

5. Loosen the tool chuck, turn the tool in one direction and clamp it, and put the bit upright, so as to avoid the routing object is not smooth.

6. Check whether the tool is damaged, replace it with a new one, and restart work.

Care & Maintenance

Maintenance is a good part to consider when you really want to get a long time support out of your kit. With an experience of over 10 years in this manufacturing field, and thousands of sales and after-sales of CNC machining, STYLECNC has summarized some experiences and hopes that those users who own computerized router kits can do correct daily care and maintenance.

Spindle - Core Parts

1. Provide reliable lubrication adjustment.

For the spindle with oil-air lubrication, reliable and stable lubrication conditions should be provided. The lubricating oil injected into the oil-air lubricator needs to be filtered to avoid mixing of impurities and mixing of oil types. Regularly observe the amount of oil and add oil to avoid oil cut, and clean the filter element and filter screen regularly.

2. Provide reliable cooling conditions.

The cooling methods of high-speed spindles include water cooling and air cooling. Water cooled spindles need to regularly check the use of coolant and supply them in time. Air cooled spindles need regular maintenance of the spindle air cooling system to avoid malfunctions.

3. Follow the manual instructions to standardize the operation.

The operator should have a basic understanding of the selected spindle and accessories, including the spindle's rated power, speed and other requirements, so that it does not exceed the rated power operation. Overload operation may cause damage to the spindle, resulting in higher maintenance costs. Therefore, before using the spindle, be sure to read the manual carefully and perform standard operations.

CNC Controller Box

According to the dust in the working environment, clean the dust in the controller box regularly and timely.

Note: The power must be cut off, and the operation can only be carried out after the inverter has no display and the main circuit power indicator light is off.

The inside of the computer should be cleaned. Excessive dust in the electrical box may cause the wire joints to ignite and cause a fire. Excessive dust in the computer will cause the computer to malfunction and signal errors will cause the machine to be misaligned.

Transmission Parts

The transmission parts include the guide rail rack and ball screw. Whether it is a rack machine or a screw machine, after using the machine every day, be sure to clean up the dust from all parts of the machine. The machine with automatic pump oil lubrication will automatically oil, check the guide is there any oil in the rack and screw part? It takes 3-5 days to manually pump oil once installed with a manual oil pump. For manual oiling machines, it is necessary to manually lubricate the guide rail rack and screw rod every 3-5 days.


The guide rail and rack must be maintained with engine oil. The screw part should be greased with high speed. If the working environment temperature is too low in winter, the rods and polished rods (square rails or circular rails) should be washed and cleaned with gasoline first, and then oil is added, otherwise it will cause excessive resistance in the transmission part of the machine and cause the machine to dislocate.

Motor Drive

At present, the drive motors of CNC machines are divided into stepping motors, hybrid servo motors, and pure servo motors. If abnormal noise is found in the machine during daily work, it must be shut down in time. Run the machine manually to find the source of the noise, and then contact the maintenance personnel or the manufacturer to repair or replace the motor in time.