Shapeoko 5 Pro is a high-performance CNC Router that comes with everything you need to accurately cut wood, plastic, and aluminum so you can turn your workbench into a business.
At up to 4 feet in width, Shapeoko 5 Pro is bigger than ever, so you can take on larger jobs or nest more parts together and run the machine longer.
Shapeoko 5 Pro is not just a CNC router, it's a complete system of hardware, software, accessories, and training, built and supported in the USA, that will get you up and running as fast as possible.
Use Almost Any Material
Shapeoko is a true multi-material machine that works with just about any material you want.
Cut any type of wood, from the softest pine to the hardest white oak. You pick whatever is right for your project, and Shapeoko 5 Pro will cut it.
Cut any common plastic, including: Acrylic, ABS, HDPE, Delrin, PE, PP, PEEK
Use a quality carbide cutter, and you'll be able to cut aluminum as easily as wood (just a little slower).
Brass is an excellent material for many projects. Jewelry, nameplates, branding irons, inlays, and small handles and catches can all be made directly on your Shapeoko 5 Pro to make your projects truly unique.
Wax, Foam, and More
Harder foams, waxes, and polyurethane tooling board all cut easily.
Stone and Ceramic
Ceramics and stone don't cut well, but you can still use them in your projects. Engrave them with our Mc Etcher Drag Engraver.
Make Any Type of Cut
Simple 2D profiles are the most basic type of cut, and they're easy with Shapeoko. Our Carbide Create CAD/CAM software makes it easy to pick a vector and optionally add tabs to your parts to keep everything connected.
Pockets are tough without a CNC machine. Normally you'd have to freehand them with your router or make a template for the router to follow. Shapeoko and Carbide Create make it easy to pick a depth and a contour to follow.
Inlays add a ton of detail to your products, but they're tough to do by hand. With the accuracy of Shapeoko 5 Pro, you'll be able to make inlays that fit perfectly and with detail that cannot be made by hand.
V-carving takes advantage of the 3-axis motion of Shapeoko 5 Pro to quickly create engraved features that give your projects real depth.
Use our engraving bits to mark tiny details into plastic and metal parts.
Drag engraving, using our McEtcher, is a great way to add detail to stone, ceramics, hard plastic, and anodized aluminum.
Even though it's a large machine, Shapeoko 5 Pro is capable of cutting parts with great detail, from tiny pockets to fine engraving.
When you're ready for more advanced projects, you can upgrade to our Carbide Create Pro software to generate full 3D projects, either of your own designs or using files from a third party.
Shapeoko is a Complete CNC Experience
CNC machines that are missing critical parts are frustrating and expensive. They cause you to spend time and money completing a machine you bought to make parts. We never want to put a customer through that, so the Shapeoko 5 Pro is a complete package with everything you need to get started.
After all, you're buying a CNC router to complete your projects, not to turn the machine itself into a project.
Shapeoko 5 Pro is based on our Hybrid Table that includes T-slot workholding and a set of clamps to go with it.
Workholding is one of the most challenging parts of CNC, and the Hybrid Table gives you more options than any other system.
Fit Full-Sized Sheets
Shapeoko 5 Pro is available in 2 and 4-foot widths, so you can fit standard-sized sheets into the machine without cutting them. There's additional room on either side for clamps to hold everything in place.
The machine is open front-to-back, so you can index larger sheets through the machine.
Shapeoko 5 Pro includes BitSetter, our system to make tool changes a breeze using a combination of custom hardware and software.
We created BitSetter years ago for our original Nomad Desktop CNC Mill, and it's been a staple of Carbide 3D machines ever since.
The Power Pendant remotely controls the power to the machine as an emergency stop and gives you a feedhold button if you just want to pause the program.
It's mounted on a 2-meter tether from the electronics, so you can mount the pendant somewhere that's easy for you to reach.
Shapeoko 5 Pro includes LED lighting under the gantry to make it comfortable and easy to see your work.
You don't want dust and chips getting into precision mechanical parts so dust collection is critical for a CNC router. We include our Sweepy V2 Dust Boot as a simple and effective way to keep your machine clean.
You provide the shop vacuum, and we've got the rest covered.
Gantry Shift for Joinery
If you need to tip up a board for joinery work, like tenons or dovetails, you can shift the gantry forward by 3.2" to give you the clearance you need over the front edge of the table.
We know people like to accessorize their machines so we built a custom accessory mount directly into the router mount.
Look for more accessories to mount here in the near future!
Sweepy Pro (OPTIONAL)
If you prefer a fixed Z dust boot, we built the new Z-axis to work with Sweepy Pro.
Video Training Library
You'll have aceess to a 5-hour video training library that covers everything from how to run your Shapeoko, how to use the design software, and five projects to get you started.
Your machine comes with 4, 30-minute video sessions with a Carbide 3D expert to help you get started.
We'll help you get your machine set up, teach you how to use Carbide Create, and/or answer any questions you have about your machine.
30-Day, Mistakes are on Us
For the first 30 days that you own your machine, we'll replace or repair any Carbide 3D-branded item that gets damaged, even if it's your fault!
This is in addition to our standard one-year warranty on all parts and electronics.
We want you to get up and running quickly, without fear. See more here.
CAD/CAM Software is Included
All Carbide 3D machines include Carbide Create, our full-featured 2D design and machining program, saving you hundreds of dollars on third-party software.
Whether you're starting from a blank page, or loading a design from the web, Carbide Create has everything you need for your projects. It also comes with a comprehensive video training library to get you up and running quickly.
Carbide Create runs on your Windows or Mac computer and you can install it on as many computers as you need to.
Do you have your own CAD/CAM software? No problem, our machines also accept standard G-code so you can use any software you like.
No Finger Pointing!
Aside from the lost time and money, the worst thing about piecing together a CNC router from multiple vendors is that there's now nobody to speak with if you need help- they're all going to point to the other company.
By selling you a full machine and the software to go with it, we're able to help you troubleshoot any problems you have. We'll even help you with project-specific problems to get you started.
High-Performance, Heavy-Duty Motion System
Shapeoko 5 Pro is built from a rigid base, custom extrusions, linear rails, and ballscrews. No round rails, nothing unupported, no belts, leadscrews, or gear racks. You can push the machine harder and get more accurate parts than ever before.
Shapeoko 5 Pro is built up from our Hybrid Table. In additonal to being a great workholding system, the Hybrid Table gives the Shapeoko 5 Pro a solid foundation on which to build the rest of the machine.
Shapeoko 5 Pro uses HG-15 linear rails on every axis. These rails are built for much larger, heavier machines and they give the Shapeoko 5 Pro its fantastic performance.
The HG-15 rails are sealed and plugged to keep dust away from the bearings themselves, so you get maximum durability in a rough environment.
On the X and Y-axis we use 16mm ballscrews with a 20mm pitch to ensure that we maintain the rapid movement that Shapeoko has always been capable of while adding a ton of rigidity.
Our ballscews include custom-made wipers to remove as much dust as possible to keep your machine working for a long time.
Where the ballscrews mount to the machine, we use two angular-contact ball bearings to keep backlash, or any other movement, to a minimum.
For the Z-axis we use a 1610 ballscrew so that the machine can easily lift a heavy 80mm spindle. In fact, the entire Z-axis was taken from the Shapeoko HDM, and it's the beefiest Z-axis we've ever made.
We mount our rails to custom extrusions designed to support the entire length of the rail.
You won't see deflection or twist as the machine moves, so you'll get cleaner cuts with less chatter.
We don't mount motion hardware to T-slots.
All of our extrusions are precision-machined in-house on industrial machining centers for maximum accuracy.
Our latest generation of electronics are optically-isolated and now uses a high-quality internal power supply to keep as much noise out of the system as possible.
Spindles and Routers
Shapeoko Pro 5 uses a trim router as a spindle. We recommend our Carbide Compact Router, but any router with a 65mm diameter, like the Makita RT0701C, will work.
The Carbide Compact Router is designed for 110V operation, so if you're in a country with 220V power, you should grab a Makita RT0700C locally.
If you're looking for more power, you can upgrade to our Carbide VFD Spindle.
Shapeoko Pro SpecificationsInch Metric
Materials to Cut Wood All types of wood Plastic Most plastics, including ABS, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Delrin, HDPE, PEEK, PVC Metals Aluminum, Brass, Copper (Some alloys are more suitable for machining) Machine Specs Ballscrew X/Y 16mm diameter, 20mm pitch with custom wiper Ballscrew Z 16mm diameter, 10mm pitch Linear Rails HG-15 Homing Switches Inductive sensors with Dual Y homing Ballscrew Accuracy +/- 50um per 300mm Step Length X/Y .012mm Step Length Z .006mm Spindle Mount 65mm Diameter Total Z Travel Total Z Travel (With Sweepy Pro) Clearance from table to Z axis with Hybrid Table Clearance from table to Z axis without Hybrid Table Gantry Shift distance for joinery T-Slot Spacing Center-to-center Voltage 110V or 220V, auto-switching Amperage 4A (Machine Only) AC Plug IEC C14 connector to NEMA 5-15P (Standard US plug) Size 4x4 Machine Travel (X) x (Y) Machine Footprint (X) x (Y) x (Z) Shipping Box 1 x x , Shipping Box 2 x x , Size 4x2 Machine Travel (X) x (Y) Machine Footprint (X) x (Y) x (Z) Shipping Box 1 x x , Shipping Box 2 x x , Size 2x2 Machine Travel (X) x (Y) Machine Footprint (X) x (Y) x (Z) Shipping Box 1 x x , Shipping Box 2 x x , Computer Requirements Windows Windows 10 or 11, 64-bit (Intel or AMD) OSX OS/X 10.14 or higher
Shapeoko 5 Pro Includes:
- Shapeoko 5 Pro
- T-slot Hybrid Table
- Shapeoko 5 Pro BitSetter
- Carbide Motion control software
- Carbide Create 2D CAD/CAM software
- Assembly tools
- #201 .25" Flat Endmill
- Qty 12, M6 Teez-Nutz T-Nuts
- Qty 6, Shapeoko Essentials Clamps
- Sweepy 65mm V2
- 4, 30 minute 1-on-1 training sessions with a Carbide 3D expert via video chat
What you need to provide:
- 65mm trim router, either our Carbide Compact Router or VFD Spindle.
- Windows or Mac computer. (See specifications for computer requirements)
- Shop vacuum. (Optional but HIGHLY recommended)
- ▼How big does the table need to be for the machine?
The 'machine footprint' number in the specification shows the actual size of the machine, and that would be a good table size.
- ▼Can Shapeoko 5 run 3D toolpaths?
Yes! Shapeoko can run 2D or 3D toolpaths with all motors moving simultaneously.
- ▼How loud is Shapeoko?
Shapeoko itself is very quiet. All of the noise comes from the spindle (a trim router) and the shop vacuum.
- ▼Can I upgrade the size of my Shapeoko 5 Pro?
You cannot upgrade the size of a Shapeoko 5. Upgrading from one size to another doesn't save much money compared to the price of a new machine.
- ▼What spindles can Shapeoko 5 use?
Shapeoko 5 Pro can use any 65mm spindle including the Carbide Compact Router, Makita RT0701C trim router, or our VFD spindle.
- ▼Is Shapeoko 5 Pro compatible with Vectric software?
We have a lot of users running Vectric software with their Shapeoko.
- ▼Is Shapeoko 5 Pro compatible with Fusion 360?
Fusion 360 comes with a Carbide 3D post processor that works with Shapeoko.
- ▼Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut wood?
Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut any type of wood from pine, to MDF, to hardwoods like white oak.
- ▼Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut plastic?
Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut any common plastic including ABS, acrylic, polycarbonate, Delrin, HDPE, and PEEK
- ▼Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut aluminum?
Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut aluminum but it will cut slower than wood and plastic so you'll want to take your time with it.
- ▼Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut brass?
Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut brass but it will cut slower than wood, plastic and aluminum so you'll need to take your time with it.
- ▼Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut metal?
Shapeoko 5 Pro 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 experience.
- ▼Is the software free?
Shapeoko 5 Pro works with most free CNC software, but it also includes our Carbide Create so there's nothing more to buy.
Warranty and Support
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-Day, "Mistakes are On Us" Guarantee
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 about what's covered can be found here.
We want you to be successful with your Shapeoko CNC router. That’s why we offer 4, 30-minute 1-on-1 training sessions with a Carbide 3D expert via video chat. We’ll help you get your Shapeoko up and running, answer any questions you have, and help you get started with your first project.
Details can be found here.
Unlimited US-Based Support
If you need help, we are available via:
- Video Chat
- Contact us here.