ShopBot Tools

Subscription CNC

With Subscription CNC you can:

  • Put ShopBot Desktop, ShopBot Desktop MAX, or ShopBot Buddy® tool directly into service with one monthly payment. No shipping fees. No cancellation fees. Subscription terms start with a minimum three-month commitment.
  • The tool ships within 1-week of approved/completed credit review, subscription agreement, and first payment. Each of these tools ships pre-assembled and uses standard household power (with the exception of the ShopBot Buddy spindle models, requiring 220v power instead of 110v).
  • Get started right away by using the laptop software bundle provided with your tool, preloaded with the latest version of VCarve Pro design software and ShopBot’s Control System Software.
  • Feel confident you’ve got the latest digital fabrication technology working for you. Trade-up, trade-down, or cancel your subscription at any time.
  • Leverage the experience and know-how of ShopBot Tools’ world-class team of installers, trainers, web-training resources, and in-house support

Welcome to ShopBot’s Subscription CNC program – a new kind of CNC tool accessibility option available to individuals, small shops, programs, or groups to ramp-up their work.

Here at ShopBot Tools, making digital fabrication technology accessible is an important part of our mission. We love that CNC is becoming more affordable. After all, international and imported components help all manufacturers keep their costs down. But we want to help people avoid buying an import or budget CNC tool just to get the cheapest price, only to find themselves struggling to make it work in their shop and address their needs.

Our Subscription CNC program is designed with that in mind, to provide you with a CNC tool—along with what it takes to make it work for you and keep working—for as much time as you need it, at a monthly price you can afford.

This program is designed to be simple and straightforward, just like using a ShopBot.

Subscription CNC is different than a lease or rent-to-own.

Lease and rent-to-own programs are good, but they create a sales transaction rather than a partnership. The reality is that once a leased tool has been shipped, the new owner/leasee is no longer a priority.

Because we design, support, and manufacture our own tools we can uniquely provide accessibility to new technology that others can’t. Our tools have been designed for robustness—there are 20-year-old tools that are still cutting away. The modular design of our tools allows for easier maintainability and upgradeability.

We can provide subscribers with new or ‘good-as-new’ tools. We’ll continuously refurbish and recycle tools. After a tool in our program becomes heavily used, we’ll offer them to communities in need. Prolonging the lifecycle of products is the best way to get a full life out of all the things we make.

Let’s get started!

Call 888-680-4466 or email to discuss the best tool for your needs and to begin the credit review and approval process.

Subscription Tools Available

Choose from the lineup to find a tool that fits your shops needs.

Desktop MAX ATC

Straightforward Pricing:

Subscription CNC is currently available in these states:
Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
If your state is not listed above, please contact us at

Tool Type Cutting Area Monthly Payment Daily Rate Hourly Rate
(@20 hours per week)
Desktop * 24” x 18” $507 $17 $6
Desktop MAX * 36” x 24” $625 $21 $7
Desktop MAX ATC ** 36” x 24” $917 $30 $11
Buddy 48” Standard 48” x 24” $1,447 $46 $16
Buddy 48” Alpha 48” x 24” $1,562 $49 $17

*If you are interested in a full enclosure for the Desktop or Desktop MAX tools, we can adjust the monthly subscription fee to accommodate.

**An air compressor is not included in the subscription fees above but will be needed to operate a Desktop MAX ATC. You will need: 4 scfm at 90 psi of clean, dry, un-oiled compressed air. PORTABLE AIR COMPRESSORS ARE NOT RECOMMENDED, as they can have trouble maintaining this pressure reliably and have a reduced service life.

This program is available to subscribers working within the contiguous USA.

Subscribers will be responsible for purchasing consumables such as bits, clamps, material, accessories, etc.

All prices are subject to change.

ShopBot Tools, Inc.

Toll Free: 1-888-680-4466

Phone: 919-680-4800
Fax: 919-680-4900

ShopBot Tools, Inc.
3333-B Industrial Drive
Durham, NC 27704

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9am–5pm EST

After Hours Tech Support
Monday–Friday: 5pm–9pm EST
Saturday–Sunday: 10am–5pm EST

Office Closure
ShopBot Tools, Inc. is closed New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the following Friday, and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Outside of normal office hours, we regularly check for support requests, email and phone messages. To make sure we can get back to you as soon as possible, leave a phone number or return email address where you will be available.