Shapeoko CNC Routers

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Take Your Woodworking to a New Level

Shapeoko gives you higher precision, higher productivity, and the ability to take on projects that you can’t do any other way.

You’ll be limited only by your imagination, not by your tools.

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You know what else you might make? Money.

Over half of our users make money with their Shapeoko CNC Routers.

Some people start out with the intent to sell products, others just show friends what they’ve made and answer “yes” to the inevitable question, “Can you make one for me?”

Learn to Make Money with CNC

Shapeoko 5 Pro

Shapeoko 5 Pro is our largest CNC router. It uses a heavy-duty linear rails and ball screw drive system for maximum performance and accuracy.
Shapeoko 5 Pro 2x2 feet

Shapeoko 5 Pro 2x2

Cutting Area: 24" x 24"

Starting at $3200

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Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x2 feet

Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x2

Cutting Area: 48" x 24"

Starting at $3500

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Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x4 feet

Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x4

Cutting Area: 48" x 48"

Starting at $3750

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Shapeoko Pro

Shapeoko Pro uses high-performance linear rails for added rigidity and cutting performance.
Shapeoko Pro XL size

Shapeoko Pro XL

Cutting Area: 33" x 17.5"

Starting at $2600

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Shapeoko Pro XXL size

Shapeoko Pro XXL

Cutting Area: 33" x 33"

Starting at $2800

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Shapeoko 4

Shapeoko 4 uses V-wheels for lower cost and lower maintenance.
Shapeoko 4 Standard size

Shapeoko 4 Standard

Cutting Area: 17.5" x 17.5"

Starting at $1700

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Shapeoko 4 XL size

Shapeoko 4 XL

Cutting Area: 33" x 17.5"

Starting at $2050

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Shapeoko 4 XXL size

Shapeoko 4 XXL

Cutting Area: 33" x 33"

Starting at $2300

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Which Shapeoko should I buy?

If you’re going to use your CNC router full-time, need to fit sheets up to 48” wide, or want the maximum performance available, the Shapeoko 5 Pro is unbeatable.

The Shapeoko 4 is around 80-90% of the performance of the Shapeoko Pro, so there’s not a bad decision to make between the two.

  • If you’re going to use it all the time, or you’re the ultimate tool nerd, grab the Shapeoko Pro as long at the price difference isn’t a problem for you.

  • If you’re going to use it intermittently, or if you prefer a less expensive option, then grab the Shapeoko 4, the V-wheels are lower maintenance than the linear rails.

Whichever version your choose, your Shapeoko CNC Router will become one of the most productive power tools in your shop.

Believe it or not, the machine is the easy part.

Shapeoko is a rigid, accurate and reliable CNC router, but the CNC machine itself only gets you halfway there. You’re going to need a lot more than just a CNC machine to complete a project. Luckily, we include all of that too!

Hybrid Table

Shapeoko Pro is built on our Hybrid Table, and the same Hybrid Table is available as an option for the Shapeoko 4. It acts as a rigid base for the machine and a flexible workholding system.

Structurally, it’s made from a grid of custom-made extrusions that create a solid platform to build a CNC router on.

The Hybrid Table has a series of T-slots to hold clamps, vises, or the material being cut directly.

Between the T-slots, there are sacrificial MDF slats for your material to rest on.

Workholding Included

All Shapeoko CNC Routers come with a dirty dozen of our Teez-Nutz and six of our fiber-reinforced nylon Essential Clamps that won’t break your cutter if they get hit.

When paired with our Hybrid Table, this is everything you need to hold down many common materials but we have plenty of other options if you find that you want something more specialized.

Dust Collection Included

Shapeoko includes our Sweepy V2 dust boot to help keep your Shapeoko CNC router, and your shop, as clean as possible. It works with a range of hose diameters for maximum compatibility with your vacuum:

  • 2.5” Direct hose
  • 2.25” Shop vacuum
  • 36mm Festool/Fein

Sweepy V2 also includes an additional brush-free base if you want maximum visibility at the expense of a little dust.

BitSetter Included (PRO ONLY)

Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro have a built-in BitSetter, our system that makes tool changes a breeze by automatically tracking changes to tool length.

Out of every accessory we’ve ever made, the BitSetter is our favorite.

BitSetter is available as an add-on for Shapeoko 4 here.

Carbide Create 2D CAD/CAM

Carbide Create is our 2D CAD/CAM computer program for your Windows or Mac. Carbide Create lets you design your projects and then define the toolpaths to actually cut them out. You can start with a blank page, load a DXF or SVG file, or load an image to trace automatically.

The best part is that Carbide Create is totally free so you can try it out today.

Carbide Motion

Carbide Motion loads gcode, the industry standard for CNC routers, and makes the machine follow that motion.

We follow common gcode standards so you can generate your projects in Carbide Create or any other CAD/CAM program that uses normal gcode. We don’t lock you into our CAD/CAM software.

CutRocket- Projects Ready-to-Cut

If you’d like to start with complete projects that others have shared, we’ve got our CutRocket CNC project sharing site.

Unlike other project sharing sites, CutRocket is only for CNC projects so you won’t find a bunch of stuff made for 3D printers.

Download projects and start cutting right away.

(We’re sure that you’ll be uploading your own projects in no time.)

A Vibrant Community of Fellow Users

The Carbide 3D community is full of other Shapeoko owners doing everything from playing around in their garage to making a full income from their machines. You’ll find the community eager to help, inspire and teach.

Once you’re up and running, jump in on our Community Challenges and compete with other members (and maybe win some free stuff)

Warranty and Support

One-year warranty

Shapeoko comes with a one-year warranty against defects. If you have any problems, we’ll take care of them.

See our warranty here.

30 Days, "Mistakes are On Us"

We want you to jump into your new Shapeoko CNC router without any fear of damaging anything so our warranty includes the following benefit:

For the first 30 days that you own your Shapeoko, we’ll replace any Carbide 3D-branded item that’s damaged, even if it’s your fault.

Details can be found here.

Unlimited US-based support

If you need help, we are available via:

  • Email
  • Phone
  • Video Chat
  • Scheduled video training session
Contact us here.

What's in the box?

Shapeoko CNC Routers ship with:

  • All tools required for assembly
  • 12 Teez-Nutz
  • 6 Glass fiber-reinforced nylon clamps
  • Sweepy V2 65mm
  • Qty 1, 1/4" carbide endmill
  • BitSetter (PRO AND 5 PRO ONLY)
  • Carbide Create 2D CAD/CAM software
  • Carbide Motion
  • Free shipping in the US and Canada

What you need to provide:

Customize your Shapeoko with a full range of accessories

What should I look for when buying a CNC Router?

We get asked this question a lot. There are a lot of CNC routers out there, and it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. Here are some things to consider when shopping for a CNC router.

Size: You’ll want to make sure that the CNC router is small enough to fit comfortably in your shop space, but also large enough to handle the size of materials you’ll be working with. If the machine will let you pass larger materials through the machine, you can cut parts larger than the machine’s table size.

Ease of Use: Consider how user-friendly the machine is, especially if you’re new to CNC routers. Look for a machine with an easy-to-use interface that allows you to quickly and easily set up your cuts. If the controls look too complicated in screen shots, they probably are in real life.

Rigidity: Look for a CNC machine that’s built with sturdy components on a sold frame. Things like fully-supported rails and a rigid base go a long way to giving you repeatable, quality cuts.

Cost: A typical CNC router can range from a few hundred to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Don’t look at the cost of the machine alone, but also the cost of the software, training, workholding, and other accessories you’ll need to get started. Cheaper CNC machines can end up costing you a lot more to get up and running.

Customer Support: Look for a company that offers excellent customer support and technical assistance. A CNC machine is a significant purchase and you want to know that you’re going to be able to get help if you need it.

Warranty: Things break. A good warranty will give you peace of mind and ensure that you’re covered if something goes wrong.

Training: Look for a company that offers training and support beyond just getting the machine to move. Maybe you won’t need the help, but it’s nice to know that it’s there if you need it.

Software: Be sure the machine comes with all the CNC software you need. If it doesn’t be sure you know the additional cost, which can be significant.

Workholding: Nobody ever thinks about workholding before they buy a CNC router, but it’s a critical part of the process. Be sure your CNC router comes with flexible workholding that will allow you to hold a wide variety of materials.

Dust Collection: Dust is the enemy of a CNC router, and it makes a mess of your shop. Be sure your CNC router comes with a dust shoe that will connect to your shop vacuum to keep your shop (and CNC machine) clean.

What are people saying about Carbide 3D?

Frequently Asked Questions

Shapeoko takes 2-3 hours to assemble. Most of that time is spent on the Hybrid Table, which has a lot of screws, but the payoff is a rigid machine with great workholding.
Yes! Shapeoko can run 2D or 3D toolpaths with all motors moving simultaneously.
Shapeoko itself is very quiet. All of the noise comes from the spindle (a trim router) and the shop vacuum, if you use one.
Unfortunately, we've done the math on the and it ends up being cost prohibitive to upgrade from a Shapeoko 4 to a Shapeoko Pro.
You cannot upgrade the size of a Shapeoko 4 or Pro. Upgrading from one size to another doesn't save much money from the price of a new machine.
Shapeoko 4 and Pro and use any 65mm spindle including the Carbide Compact Router, Makita RT0701C trim router, or our 65mm VFD spindles.
We have a lot of users running Vectric software with their Shapeoko.
Fusion 360 comes with a Carbide 3D post processor that works with Shapeoko.
Shapeoko can cut any type of wood from pine, to MDF, to hard woods like white oak.
Shapeoko can cut any common plastic including ABS, acrylic, polycarbonate, Delrin, HDPE, and PEEK
Shapeoko can cut aluminum but it will cut slower than wood and plastic so you'll want to take your time with it.
Shapeoko can cut brass but it will cut slower than wood, plastic and aluminum so you'll need to take your time with it.
Shapeoko can cut brass and aluminum but harder metals, like steel or stainless steel, are not recommended. We have users that have done it, but cutting steel takes a lot more skill and experiance.
Shapeoko works with most free CNC software, but it also includes our Carbide Create so there's nothing more to buy.

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