We've got a Shapeoko for everyone, whether you're just going to use it occasionally in your garage, or if you're going to run it all day, every day.
- Shapeoko 4 - The latest update of our best-selling CNC Router. It's the most bullet-proof machine we make.
- Shapeoko Pro - We took the Shapeoko and added linear rails for increased performance and productivity.
- Shapeoko 5 Pro - Our latest, and biggest, CNC router based on years and years of feedback from our customers.
- Shapeoko HDM - Our most powerful, most accurate machine. The HDM ships fully assembled, with a water-cooled VFD spindle so you can get to work immediately.
What to look for in a CNC Router
It’s tough to compare CNC routers directly. They’re all just a little different, and some of those differences come down to preferences or subjective choices.
A CNC Router is just a part of a large system. To use it, you’ll need a lot of other components. Don’t worry, we include them with all Shapeoko CNC Routers.
Cutters - We include a #201 carbide endmill. We’ve got plenty more to choose from to add capabilities to your router.
Software - Carbide Create CAD/CAM software
Dust Collection - Sweepy Dust Boot
Workholding - Hybrid table (optional), Essential Clamps, and Teez-Nutz
The most visible characteristic of a CNC Router is the cutting area, and it’s very simple- the bigger the machine, the larger the parts you can cut.
Shapeoko 4 - Available with cutting areas from 16x16” to 33x33”
Shapeoko Pro - Available with cutting areas from 16x16” to 33x33”
Shapeoko 5 Pro - Available with cutting areas from 24x24" to 48x48”
Shapeoko HDM - Available with a cutting area of 27x21”
The motion system is the collection of slides that let the machine move, to the way to motors are connected to the various moving parts.
Shapeoko 4 - Shapeoko 4 uses V-wheel rollers, which are inexpensive and durable. They are less rigid than linear rails, but they’re a great blend of performance and value.
Shapeoko Pro — Shapeoko Pro uses linear bearings on every axis. Linear bearings are more rigid and have higher performance than V-wheels, but they need to be wiped down and kept clean for the longest life.
Shapeoko 5 Pro and Shapeoko HDM — Both use heavy-duty linear rails coupled with ball screws for maximum performance and rigidity.