With engraving level precision, as well as the capability of machining in a wide variety of materials, the ShopBot MAX offers the power and accuracy of our ShopBot Desktop—in a larger format. Choose from our deck options: an aluminum tool deck or a Universal Vacuum hold down deck.
The ShopBot Desktop MAX offers the same power and impressive precision of the ShopBot Desktop on a work bed twice the size, 36" x 24". The entire unit conveniently uses standard household 120v electrical power. The Desktop MAX is great for an endless variety of cutting, drilling, and carving operations on a variety of materials including: wood, MDF, plastics, foams, vinyl, and aluminum. It’s great for rapid prototyping, and taking your projects all the way to finished products.
The Desktop with Aluminum Deck (general purpose deck) comes standard with an attached MDF spoil board and is considered our most versatile deck option for a wide variety of machining options. Because the Desktop MAX is completely open underneath and the aluminum deck can be partially or completely removed, you can add widely available dovetailing or end-milling attachments, or add our lower deck option for additional Z travel.
The Desktop with Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck kit includes a plywood plenum, MDF spoil board, and the Fein Turbo II Vac for quick hold down of sheet goods. This deck option is not optimal for cutting small parts, but is well-suited for large parts without additional hold down from screws, nylon nails, or tabs.
See the Hold Down at a Glance chart for more information on hold down.
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|2 Deck Options: Aluminum “T” slot extrusion, with MDF spoil board [optional, removable] OR Universal Vacuum Hold Down Deck with Fein Turbo II Vac kit, with plywood plenum and MDF spoil board|
|Drive System: 4 motors with integral, Teflon-coated precision lead screw with anti-backlash technology on each axis(1X, 2Y, 1Z)|
|Integral guard and dust skirt|
|Cut Speed: 4 inches per second (100mm/sec)|
|Jogging Speed: 6 inches per second (150mm/sec)|
|Resolution: 0.00025” (.00635mm)|
|Electrical System Requirements: 120V @ 15Amps|
|Frame: Machined aluminum members that are bolted together|
|Linear Bearings: Fully supported precision linear guides and blocks on each axis|
|ShopBot Control System software to run your CNC|
|Each new ShopBot tool includes powerful design software to create to create CNC projects.|
|Support Resources and Documentation|
|Includes simple, quick-start set-up guide|
|Movement Area||38” x 25” x 5” 965mm x 635mm x 127mm|
|Footprint||48” x 39” x 30” 1219mm x 990mm x 762mm|
Nominal Cutting area and Total Movement Area refer to the areas that can be covered using a single z-axis.
Actual cutting width is decreased by 10” when using a second Z axis.
Spindle VFD ts to the right side of the gantry
|XYZ Movement:||38” x 25" x 5” 965.2mm x 635mm x 127mm|
36” x 24” x 3.5”
914.4mm x 609.6mm x 88.9mm
35" x 23" x 8" (with lower deck option) 890mm x 584mm x 203mm (with lower deck option)
e.g. with 2" long cutter
|Footprint with Spindle:||
48” x 39” x 30”
1219mm x 990mm x 762mm
[Spindle VFD fits to right side of gantry]
127 lbs [no deck, no cutter]
171 lbs [total weight with aluminum deck and spindle]
216 lbs [total weight with universal vacuum hold down deck kit and spindle]
|Crate dimensions:||44.5” x 55.75” x 37.5”, weight: 217 lbs, loading dock, forklift or lift gate service is recommended|
|Frame:||Machined aluminum members that are bolted together|
|Collets:||Includes one 1/4" and one 1/2" desktop collet and collet nut (ER20)|
|Linear Bearings:||Fully supported precision linear guides and blocks on each axis [THK]|
|Drive System:||4 Motors with integral, teflon-coated precision lead screw with anti-backlash technology on each axis (1X, 2Y, 1Z)|
|Integral Guard and Dustskirt|
|Cut Speed:||4 inches per second 100mm/sec|
|Jogging Speed:||6 inches per second 150mm/sec|
|Electrical System Requirements:||120V @ 15Amps|
ShopBot Control System software to run your CNC
Each new ShopBot comes bundled with two powerful software programs to create CNC projects
Includes simple, quick start set-up guide
While there are endless possibilities of what you can do with the ShopBot Desktop MAX, here are a few examples of areas where people are putting their CNC tool to use:
Sign makers are using CNC for 3D carving, V-bit carving, profile contouring, fluting, and engraving. It also provides them with the opportunity to cut their own channel letter components, frames, posts, and borders in-house.
High-volume furniture and millwork companies, as well as novice and master craftsmen, are embracing CNC technology. Craftsmen are quickly realizing that the CNC process doesn’t jeopardize their pieces' authenticity; it only adds to quality and uniqueness of the finished product.Learn more about Woodworking with CNC
Whatever size manufacturing business you have, success today is about agility. ShopBot tools give you the ability to accommodate shifting priorities.
No educational setting is complete without a ShopBot. Our digital fabrication tools take STEM learning to the next level.
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