Full Size PRSstandard CNC

The rugged, right-priced, entry-level tool for smaller shops ready to harness the power of CNC productivity

  • High-performing, affordable CNC tool for wood, plastics, aluminum and more (under $20,000).
  • Perfect for smaller shops that don’t require high production speeds.
  • Same rigid frames and durable mechanical components as our top-of-the-line PRSalpha.
  • Improved motors and new RBK drives deliver increased speed and power.
  • Easy to upgrade to the PRSalpha.
  • Proven ShopBot reliability and performance.
  • Free technical support, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

PRSstandard Control Box & Motor

More details on Motors, Drives and Control Box

ShopBot's PRSstandard CNCs are our high-performing yet affordable, gantry-based CNC router, priced at less than $20,000. Using proven ShopBot advanced technology for CNC cutting, drilling, carving and machining, the PRSstandard is the right tool for smaller shops ready to venture into CNC productivity yet don’t require high production speeds. The PRSstandard uses our proven CNC workhorses, the  super-tough, open-loop stepper motors  with low-backlash gear heads as well as RBK series stepper motor drivers, delivering more power, higher speeds and step resolution, and smoother cutting.  The control system that runs the PRSstandard is the same full-featured controller used on all of our tools, and the leading affordable CNC controller for shops around the world. The control system software reads the new open standard for CNC code and OpenSBP as well as the older format for CNC G-Code. The latest version of our control system software is always available for free download from our web site. Best of all, as your needs and shop change, so does your CNC: you can upgrade your PRSstandard to our top-of-the-line, high-performance system by simply adding PRSalpha Control System, drives and motors.

PRSstandard Specifications

  • Low-backlash gearhead stepper motors on all axes.
  • RBK Series stepper drivers on all axes.
  • Tough precision bearings and hardened steel rails on each axis.
  • Reliable rack-and-pinion power transmission on each axis.
  • Z-zero Plate & XY Proximity Switches.
  • Dust skirt ready to connect to your dust collector.
  • Sealed Industrial Control Box.
  • Emergency Stop disconnect switch integrated in Control Box.
  • Standard control box is not UL certified at this time.
  • Advanced ShopBot Control System software runs your CNC.
  • Step resolution .0006”.
  • Positional accuracy of +/- .002”.
  • User-friendly ShopBot DesignbSoftware Suite for easy part design and tool-pathing.
  • Upgradable to our more advanced PRSalpha (except the ShopBot Desktop)
  • Free Telephone Tech Support 7 days/week from our Durham headquarters.
  • Free online User Forum.
  • Two-year warranty.
  • ShopBot's gantry tools can be ordered with a CE Package

ShopBot PRSstandard Dimensions and Prices

(Cutting Area and Footprint measurements are indicated in model on right)

  Model Nominal Cutting Area
(green outline at right)
Total Movement Area*
(red outline at right)
(black arrows at right)
Cutting and Movement Area Diagram
 48" x 48" x 6"
1.22m x 1.22m x .15m
 50" x 50" x 8"
1.27m x 1.27m x .20m
 72" x 79" x 67"
1.83m x 2.01m x 1.70m
 96"x 48"x 6"
2.44m x 1.22m x .15m
 102" x 50" x 8"
2.59m x 1.27m x .20m
 120" x 79" x 67"
3.05m x 2.01m x 1.70m
 96"x 60"x 6"
2.44m x 1.52m x .15m
 102" x 62" x 8"
2.59m x 1.27m x .20m
 120" x 91" x 67"
3.05m x 2.31m x 1.70m
*Nominal Cutting area and Total Movement Area refer to the areas that can be covered using a single z-axis.
View computer requirements    PRSstandard also available in the ShopBot Buddy format

ShopBot PRSstandard Introductory CNC Packages with Accessories

We've put together some suggested basic systems of CNC Tool and Table, as well as accessories useful in getting you quickly into production with CNC.

See suggested systems

Before Placing Your Order

Electrical -- If you will be using a standard router, the PRSstandard Control Box can be plugged into a 110VAC (50-60Hz)*, 20Amp circuit. For spindle options, your Control Box and spindle will need a dedicated 220VAC circuit (optionally 3 phase). You will need to know about the electrical service to your shop to plan your configuration. A 220VAC Control Box will need to be wired into the electrical service by a licensed electrician. [*The voltage and configuration of the Control Box needs to be specified at time of order. Control Box voltage is not configurable by the purchaser.] Standard control box is not UL certified at this time.

Router or Spindle -- ShopBots are configured for either router or spindle.  So you will need to specify your choice at the time you order your ShopBot.  Give us a call for help with this decision [and see Router/Spindle]

Shipping -- ShopBots are shipped as four modules (Table, X-rails, X & Y carriages, Z-axis) ready for straightforward assembly (ShopBot Buddy systems are shipped fully assembled).  Shipments are crated and banded onto a single pallet and ShopBot will arrange shipment by truck to your shop or facility.  You will need to discuss several aspects of shipping with us. 

International -- We sell and ship ShopBots internationally and manufacture them configured to local requirements.  The PRSstandard Control Box will usually adapt to local electrical service voltages, but you will need to plan circuits for your router/spindle and accessories and the Control Box needs to be configured for these at the time of purchase.  Check with us if you have questions.  Please see our International Support page where a number of issues related to international use, sales, shipping, installation and support are reviewed.

ShopBot Price List

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No computer degree is needed to run a ShopBot! Each ShopBot includes: VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition and PartWorks3D software. VCarve Pro ShopBot Edition allows you to design and create 2D and 2.5D parts, while PartWorks3D creates toolpaths from the 3D design software of your choice. Both programs simulate the cutting of parts so you can verify they will be created just as you intend. Also included: ShopBot control software that will have your tool cutting designed parts in no time.

We also offer software packages for use in signmaking, cabinet making and more. Aspire by Vectric is one of our most popular—great for designing and machining carved decorative panels and doors, custom millwork, moldings, signage, dimensional logos, jewelry, custom gifts and much more.

ShopBot Design Software Suite is compatible with many software programs, including: • AutoCAD • Autodesk 123D • Rhino 3D • Google Sketchup • ArtCAM • Vector Art 3D • Cabinet Vision • EnRoute • KCDw • MasterCAM • MillWizard • OneCNC • Shape 3D • Vector CAD CAM • Visualmill • CabinetParts Pro • DeskProto • eCabinet System

Learn more about software.

Your Business Network


Digital fabrication and online communication — together they are playing an important role in reshaping manufacturing in the U.S. and around the world. The distributed manufacturing model, which brings on-demand production and the end user closer together, is also growing fast. ShopBot Tools is a leader in supporting these developments. Our free online community, 100kGarages.com, can connect you with business opportunities around the country and the globe.

We also support tech communities such as the grassroots Camp ShopBots and Maker Faires that meet around the country, and we supply tools and support to educational FabLabs and Techshops.

Free Technical Support

Whether you’re new to digital fabrication or a veteran user of CNC technology, ShopBot is here to support your efforts. We provide free telephone technical support 7 days a week from our headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. We also have a vibrant online community at talkshopbot.com, sharing tips and advice with other users of digital fabrication technology.

ShopBot PRSstandard Warranty

ShopBot warrants that the PRSstandard system will perform in substantial compliance with the instructions and documentation supplied.  ShopBot further warrants that all components of the tool, except for those parts subject to normal wear (e.g. pinion gears, gear rack, springs), will be free from defects in material or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.  SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or mis-repaired by persons other than Seller.  ShopBot reserves the right to use new or ShopBot remanufactured components for warranty replacement.  Components repaired under warranty repairs will be returned to customer at ShopBot’s expense via surface mail.  Overnight or Express shipping will be at the customer's expense.  There are no warranties extending beyond the above warranties.  All resold products constituting accessories and secondary components (such as, but not limited to, routers, spindles, vacuum pumps, etc) are subject to their own manufacturer’s warranties.

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