BuyCNC Mini CNC Router Machine

1.What is a hobby CNC router?

Hobby CNC router is a small CNC machine controlled by a computer or DSP handheld controller for enthusiasts with a mini desktop size. It is an intelligent CNC machine tool, which automatically calculates the tool path and the design pattern on the object by the computer. The principle of the mini cnc router is to use CAD / CAM software to design and typeset on a computer. and the mini cnc router complete the design of patterns to be cut in CNC software. Then, select the CNC bit, and the software of the CNC router kit will automatically calculate the tool path according to the selected bit, and then output the tool path file and import it into thehobby CNC router’s controller. Finally, run the simulation. After confirmation, drive the machine to start running through the controller. Mini cnc routermachine is also known as hobby CNC machine tool, cnc router kit, desktop CNC router, cnc router kits, tabletop cnc router, small cnc router, hobby cnc router kit, mini cnc router,best home CNC router.

2.Types of the hobby CNC Routers

Generally speaking, there are about 6 different types of hobby CNC machines: mini CNC machines, small CNC machines, benchtop CNC machines, desktop CNC machines, tabletop CNC machines, portable CNC machines.

3.Features of the desktop CNC Routers

Special linear guide rail for CNC router kit is adopted. The slider is pre tightened, with good rigidity and no gap.
1.Synchronous anti-interference design of software and hardware and high-performance industrial PC motherboard ensure the reliable operation of the system. The advanced 3D smart prediction algorithm ensures the high-speed operation and high precision of curves and lines.
2.The software of the CNC router kits is compatible with CAD and cam design and production software such as Aspire, Powermill, type3, ArtCAM,and UG.
3.The CNC router kits have the function of power-off breakpoint continuation, timely correct the error code file, and automatically correct the error when the CNC router kit machine returning to the origin.
4.The CNC router kits bed adopts casting structure, with strong rigidity, no deformation, double nut clearance elimination screw rod and guide rail to ensure high-speed and high working precision.
5.The CNC router kits are with high power micro step drive, more accurate and stable engraving; High frequency water-cooled spindle motor and interchangeable spindle design make engraving, milling and cutting possible.
6.Full automatic CNC system for the CNC router kits, in the future, it is easy upgrade and expansion, with large screen display, simpler operation, simpler maintenance and more humanized design.

4.Application of hobby CNC router

The mini CNC router is widely used in: small enterprises, small business, home business, small stores, family enterprises, family stores, craftsmen, amateurs, hobbyist, advertising, carpentry, woodworking, signs, letters, numbers, art, handicrafts, building models, badges, badges, display boards, furniture and decorations.
1. Carpentry woodworking: cabinets, doors, chairs, tables, sofa, musical instruments,wooden doors and wooden furniture, windows, panels, 3D wave boards, MDF, etc.
2. Advertising: logo, 3D letters, acrylic letters, acrylic sign, billboard, logo, sign, LED / neon lamp slot, etc.
3. Mold industry: Copper carving, aluminum carving, hardware mold, plastic cloth, PVC, etc.
4. Decoration: MDF, acrylic, glass, density board, stone, plexiglass, aluminum, copper and other soft metals.
5. School Vocational Education.

5.Purchase guide of the Small CNC Router 

1.Consultation: After understanding your needs, we will recommend the most suitable mini CNC router machine to you.
2.Quotation: we will provide you with a detailed quotation for the consulting mini CNC router machine, and provide the mini CNC router with best specifications, accessories and prices.
3. Evaluation: the buyer and the seller evaluate all details of the mini CNC router order to eliminate the possibility of any mistake.
4. Place the order: If customer has no questions about the mini CNC router, we will send you Proforma Invoice, and then both side of us will sign a contract .
5. Production: we will arrange the production of mini CNC router immediately after receiving the sales contract and deposit signed by you. The latest news of production of the mini CNC router will be updated and notified to the buyer during the production process of the mini CNC router.
6.Quality control: the production process of the whole mini CNC router machine will be subject to regular inspection and strict quality control. The complete small CNC router will be tested before leaving the factory to ensure that they can work normally.
7.Shipping: after confirmation by the purchaser of home CNC router, we will arrange delivery according to the terms of the contract.
8.Customs clearance: we will provide and deliver all necessary transportation documents to the buyer of home CNC router and ensure smooth customs clearance.
9.Support and services: BuyCNC will provide professional technical support and services through telephone, e-mail, Skype, WhatsApp, online real-time chat and remote services. Door-to-door service is also available in some areas.

6. Pricing of the Small CNC router

What is the cost of the hobby CNC mill router machines? The first thing to consider is the specifications of the hobby CNC engraving router, which includes the desktop CNC router machine main frame, workbench, spindle, guide rail, ball screw, gantry, controller, motor, driver, CNC operating system, limit switch, power supply, collet, rack and pinion, etc. Different brands of hobby CNC engraving router have different services and support, which also lead to different costs and prices. the home CNC router machines from different countries have different customs, different tax rates and different freight rates. All these factors will lead to different final prices. Generally speaking,for the home CNC router, you will get a final price range from $2300.00 to $25000.00.

7. How to use the hobby CNC Router

Step 1: Installation of the hobby CNC router machine.
Warning: all operations of the small CNC router must be carried out in the power-off state.
1. Connection between the desktop CNC router kit’s mechanical body and control box.
2. Connect the control data cable on the fuselage to the control box of the hobby CNC wood machinekits.
3. Plug the power cord plug on the CNC 6040 router kit machine body into the national standard 220V (or 380V) power supply.
4. Connect the control box of the benchtop CNC router kits to the computer, insert one end of the data cable into the data signal input port on the control box, and the other end into the computer.
5. Plug one end of the power cord of the tabletop CNC router kit into the power supply on the control box and the other end into the 220V, 110V or 380V power socket.
6. Install the CNC tool at the lower end of the spindle through the collet. When installing the tool, put a spring collet with appropriate size in the taper hole of the spindle, and then put the tool into the middle hole of the collet. Turn the large wrench counterclockwise to tighten the spindle nut to secure the tool.

Step 2: Operating procedures of the hobby CNC Router
1 Use the software to layout. After correctly calculating the tool path, save the tool path of different tools.
2. After checking all of the tool path is correct, then open the path file in the hobby CNC engraving router kits machine control system (Preview).
3. Tight the material workpiece, and then the operator define the origin of the workpiece. Then turn on the spindle motor and adjust the speed correctly.
4. The operator of the cnc router machine turn on the power and operate the machine correctly.

Step 3: Start the hobby CNC Router
1. Turn on the power switch and then the power indicator light is on. The hobby CNC wood Router machine first performs reset and self-test operation——x, y, Z and axis return to zero, and then runs to the initial standby position (the origin of the initial machine).
2. Use the controller to adjust the X, y and Z axes to the starting point of machining (machining origin).

Step 4: Working of the hobby CNC Router
1. Edit the file for the CNC router kit for sale.

2. Open the file of the desktop CNC router kit machine, transfer the file to the CNC router machine, and then the file engraving can be completed automatically.

Step 5: End of the hobby CNC Router
When the the CNC file running ends, the home CNC router kit machine will automatically raise the router bits and run to the top of the starting point.

8.Daily maintenance of desktop CNC router:

1. The small CNC engraving machine control box should be placed in a well-ventilated place and cannot be placed in a high temperature environment. Prevent the electrical components in the control box from malfunctioning due to high temperature.
2. The small CNC router is best placed in a dry and well-ventilated place (to prevent parts and accessories from malfunctioning due to exposure to the fuselage).
3. The small CNC carving router machine must be equipped with a reliable voltage regulator to ensure the safe grounding of the ground wire.
4. Try to transfer files to small CNC engraver machine without using an internet computer. Computers connected to the Internet can easily cause small CNC router to be abnormal through file transmission.
5. The small CNC router needs to be maintained every other month (add appropriate amount of special lubricating oil on the screw and guide rail). The small CNC router is equipped with a manual or electric lubricator, which can realize faster oiling of the slider and the screw, and no Need to be disassembled, maintenance is more convenient and quicker.
6. Maintain a good lubrication state, regularly check and clean the lead screw, add or replace lubricating grease and oil, so that each moving part of the lead screw, nut, etc. always maintains a good lubrication condition of small CNC carving hrouter, so as to reduce the wear speed of mechanical parts.
7. Do not allow mini CNC engraver machine to work at the same part of the machine table for a long time (in case that the screw, guide rail and other transmission devices are not in contact with the beam for a long time and cannot be reasonably lubricated).
8. Check whether the mini CNC carving machine circuit and screws are loose within a certain period of time. It is best to tighten the screws regularly. This can also improve the accuracy of engraving.
9. Do not place debris (magnetic materials, corrosive items, overweight items, liquids, etc.) on the hobby CNC engraving router kit table or machine head.
10. If the hobby mini CNC engraver machine kit is equipped with a water-cooled spindle, make sure that the water for cooling the spindle is sufficient before starting the machine to prevent the spindle’s temperature from being too high due to lack of water, which may cause the spindle coil to melt.

9.Why choose desktop CNC router?

Desktop CNC router is also called tabletop CNC carving router, benchtop CNC wood router. Desktop CNC router is a popular model of 6040 CNC Router. As the name suggests, desktop CNC router is a CNC Router placed on a benchtop or desktop. It occupies a very small space. As long as there is a flat table, it can be put down. There is no need to make extra space for the benchtop CNC router. So tabletop CNC router is especially suitable for those with limited space. Customers, such as placed in garages, basements, balconies, or small studios, small shops. Another reason for the popularity of tabletop CNC router is that because of their small size, the transportation cost is relatively cheap. This is a good choice for the current high freight rate. It is worth noting that because tabletop CNC router should be placed on the desktop, considering the load-bearing capacity of the desktop, tabletop CNC router cannot be made into a very large size, because the main bed structure of tabletop CNC router is cast iron, which is very heavy. A large size tabletop CNC router is obviously not suitable for placing on the table.

10.How to choose the best desktop CNC router?

Every consumer wants to choose the best tabletop CNC router. In fact, they should choose the most suitable small CNC router according to their own use. The most suitable CNC router is the best home CNC router.
If you have a small shop, often processing wood, soft metals, etc. for customers, and the daily work is not short, then we recommend you a relatively high-quality 6040 CNC router configuration. For example, this best benchtop CNC router should have a cast iron bed, a spindle of at least 2.2kw, and a stable soft control system.
If you only make some small objects for yourself and don’t use 6040 CNC router often, then we recommend that you have a relatively low configuration 6040 CNC router. For example, the main shaft can be 800w or 1.5kw, and the main bed of the machine can be aluminum alloy.
Therefore, the benchtop CNC router that is most suitable for you is the best benchtop CNC router. If you do not know how to choose the best home CNC router, please contact BuyCNC, BuyCNC will give you professional advice for choosing the best 6040 CNC Router kit machine.

Customer reviews and testimonials of Small CNC router

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1. James Bob 
From the United States
Sep. 28, 2021
There is still some free space in my garage, so I bought this desktop cnc engraver machine. I am just a hobbyist, so a hobby cnc machine is enough for me. This cnc 3040 router did not disappoint me.

2.Louis Dail
From Australia
Sep. 26, 2021
 If you ask me what is the best cnc machine for a small shop? I recommend mini desktop cnc router from BuyCNC. This is the best small cnc router I have seen.

3. Jeff Davis
From the United States
Sep. 25, 2021
I don’t need a very heavy CNC small router, I just DIY some wood projects, so I choose the CNC desktop router kit. I tried it, and this CNC mini router kit can also process aluminum, which is incredible!

4. Lewis Lee
From UK
 Sep. 24, 2021
This 8020 cnc carver router kit can process wood and plastic, and the accuracy is not bad, I am very satisfied!

5. William Johnson
From the United States
 Sep. 11, 2021
Because of the recent increase in shipping costs, I chose this CNC tabletop router, which is smaller in size and can save shipping costs.

6. Jack Jones
From UK
Sep. 8, 2021

I read a lot of desktop cnc router reviews on the Internet and saw that many people recommend CNC 4030 engraving router. This small cnc engraving machine is already operating normally, and I made a gift for my child.

7.Wilson Smith
From Canada
Sep. 3, 2021
I bought a small cnc wood lathe from BuyCNC two years ago, and now I have bought a mini benchtop CNC router. Thanks to the seller for the free collets. 

8. Aslov, Trovsky

From Russia

Sep. 1, 2021
I want a cnc desktop router for hobbyist, but I’m not sure whether to choose cnc desktop router 6040 or 2030 cnc router. In the end, I choose cnc router 600 x 900 mm. The two sizes of machines are about the same price, but a larger one is better. 

9. Joseph Muller
From Germany
 Aug. 20, 2021
The CNC desktop router machine looks solid, and heavy. 

10.Jackson Turner

From Netherlands

 Aug. 8, 2021
 I wrote this 3020 cnc engraving router review to tell everyone that this is the best tabletop cnc engraving router. If you also need mini cnc engraving router 2030, please have confidence in BuyCNC.

11. Kris White
From Bulgaria
Jul. 15, 2021
I want to process some soft metal and wood. There are many small cnc metal routers for sale on the Internet, but I am not satisfied because the aluminum bed is not hard enough to process metal, and it will be deformed. Till I saw the benchtop router on the BuyCNC website, they have some desktop cnc engraving machines with cast iron bed, for me it is the best desktop cnc metal router.

12. Michael Smith
From Canada
 Jul. 2, 2021
I have used my desktop CNC router to make a lot of small projects and give them to my friends.

13. Jeff Richard
From France
Jun. 12, 2021

The packaging is very good and there is no damage to the mini cnc wood router machine. I opened the package and I am very happy to say this small cnc router is the best small shop cnc lather machine. If you are also looking for a small CNC machine for home shop, I recommend BuyCNC.

14. Joe Charles
From Estonia
Jun. 1, 2021
 I originally wanted to buy a 2550 cnc carving router, but the seller did not have this size so I chose this 6040 cnc milling machine. To me, this choice seems pretty good.

15. Tomas Bowen
From Australia
May. 18, 2021
 I use this cnc mini wood lathe to process prayer beads, it’s very fast!

16. Paul Evans
From United States
May. 3, 2021
Actually, I don’t have high expectations for this mini cnc engraving machines. But after receiving this table top cnc router, I am full of confidence in its possibilities.

17.Gary Daniel
From Italy
Feb. 23, 2021
I think the size of this 3020 cnc mill router is a bit small for me. If I had another chance to choose, I would choose CNC hobby router 6040 or 600 x 900 mm.

18. Smith Davie
From United States
Feb. 6, 2021
This 4’x 4’cnc engraving router is bigger than I thought. It is a bit crowded in the basement. I think I should choose 3×3 mini engraving machine.

19. Deric kevin
From Canada
Jan. 8, 2021
It is not easy for me to choose a hobbyist cnc desktop router that suits me. I have compared a lot and choose what I think is the best CNC mini router on the market. I hope it won’t let me down.

20. Julies Irving
From Chile
Sep. 14, 2020
I have used this small cnc engraver to carve many crafts.

21. Richard Jeff
From Poland
Sep. 1, 2020
Whether you are a small shop or personal use, I recommend this tabletop cnc router kit. The accessories are all complete, no additional purchase is required.

22. Jacob Keller
From United States
Dec. 19, 2020
I want to buy a 4060 cnc wood router. The seller said that there is a 6040 4 axis cnc carving router for me to choose. I followed the seller’s suggestion. The fourth axis of rotation does give me a lot of possibilities. I think my small router machine is the best cnc engraving router for small shop.

23. Martin Park
From France
Sep. 12, 2020
I googled hobby router machine for sale, and found this micro CNC wood router. I ordered this jft 3040 home cnc router without hesitation. It is very good and I like it.

24. Farahat Mohanmoed
From UAE
Sep. 1, 2020
I bought this hobby cnc wood router from BuyCNC and I am satisfied with the seller’s service.

25. Jeff Scoot
From the U.K
 Aug. 17, 2020
This CNC hobby router kit fully meets my needs.

26. Lopez Kevin
From Spain
 Aug. 2, 2020
Most of the desktop cnc engraving router for sale in the market is with light structure, finally I found this desktop cnc router which is not so light. 

27. Maslo Sergei
From Russia
 Jul. 12, 2020
I need small woodworking cnc machines for my small shop. The small shop cnc carving router is perfect for my shop.

28. Daniel Steven
From France
Jul. 12, 2020
 Customs clearance has been completed, just turned on the machine, the 8020 cnc router is the best hobby mini engraving router for home shop.

29. Edward Keller
From UK
Jul. 5, 2020
I am a wood enthusiast and wanted to buy a benchtop CNC wood router kit a long time ago. I only saved enough money recently, because my budget is limited, so I chose mini desktop cnc wood router.

30. Carter Henry
From USA
Jun. 19, 2020
The fresadora cnc engraving machine hobby use machine is also a small business CNC engraving router. Pretty strong!

31. Noel Nick
From Belarus
 Jun. 19, 2020
There are so many benchtop cnc wood router for sale, finally I choose this desktop cnc engraving router machine, it is small but heavy.

32. Paul Steve
From Spain
Jun. 2, 2020
Lots of cnc router small sized machines are very cheap, but what I need is not a cheap CNC desktop router engraver, I need a CNC tabletop router machine that can work stably, it the reason I choose from BuyCNC. 

33. Philip Nicholas
From UK
 Jun. 2, 2020
If you are also looking for best benchtop cnc wood router, I suggest you buy the small CNC wood router from BuyCNC.

34. Oliver Joe
From USA
 May. 28, 2020
 Among the many CNC mini router suppliers, I don’t know which one to choose. Finally, I followed my friend’s suggestion and bought a 6040 4 axis cnc wood router from BuyCNC.

35. Louis Lacque
From France
 May. 09, 2020
I originally wanted to upgrade my 3018 cnc lathe machine, but it took a lot of time, so I bought a 4060 cnc machines directly, and the machine was equipped with a vacuum cleaner.

36. Joe Josh
From United State
Mar. 05, 2020
For the table top CNC wood router kit, it is a relatively large size. Unless you have big space in your home, I suggest you choose 6012 CNC engraving router.

37. Martinez Jack
From Belarus
 Feb. 19, 2020
I looked at a lot of 80/20 cnc carving router plans and finally bought this bench top cnc mill router.

38. Simmons Ben
From Australia
Jun. 21, 2020
The seller is very enthusiastic and responded promptly. I am very happy to buy this small CNC engraving machine. I added a vacuum suction function.

39. Thompson Jee
From Canada
 Jun. 12, 2020
This CNC carving router machine is good for CNC 3d carving. I have used the electric wood carving machine to make some cool CNC carving router projects.

40. John Smith
From USA
 May. 28, 2020
Many Small CNC engraving router uk suppliers are also machines imported from China, so I bought this hobby engraving router machine 6040 directly from China. 

41. Mark Morris
From France
 May. 07, 2020
 I have been obsessed with CNC since I was a child, but because I am only a student now, I can only buy the simplest mini engraver router 3020.

42. David Besman
From Germany
Apr. 11, 2020
 I did many homework for the CNC machine comparison. There are many CNC milling router manufacturers all over the world, including CNC router manufacturers in the USA, China, Italy, etc. 

43. Steve Eric
From United State
Mar. 04, 2020
Can anyone give me some mini CNC machine plans?

44. Carter Henry
From USA
Jun. 19, 2020
The seller’s machine has an Ethernet interface, but my computer does not have an Ethernet interface, so I bought this cnc engraver 6040 usb interface machine.

45. Noel Nick
From Belarus
 Jun. 19, 2020
In fact, this 3020 mini CNC engraving machine can add a rotation axis.

46. Paul Steve
From Spain
Jun. 11, 2020
I originally wanted to buy hobby CNC carving machine parts to assemble it myself, but it was too complicated and I gave up. Now buy a complete small CNC wood router kit directly in China.

47. Philip Nicholas
From UK
 Jun. 9, 2020
After seeing so many CNC hobby router reviews, I bought a mini cnc table engraver with servo motor.

48. Oliver Joe
From United States
 May. 28, 2020
 There are some tabletop cnc wood router for sale on ebay, but most of them are not good enough for aluminum milling. So I bought the small cnc engraving router for aluminum from BuyCNC.

49. Louis Lacque
From France
 May. 6, 2020
I want to upgrade my CNC hobby router benchtop machine and bought some parts from the BuyCNC.

50. Joe Josh
From United State
Mar. 3, 2020
I have installed my hobby cnc engraver, thank you for the good service.

51. Martinez Jack
From Belarus
 Feb. 19, 2020
My 3040 cnc engraver is working, and the machine is not very noisy.

52. Simmons Ben
From Australia
Jun. 7, 2020
This mini CNC engraving router 3040 4 axis looks like a very small cnc wood milling machine. I think for wood carving cnc 6040 is a better choice.

53. Thompson Jee
From Canada
 Jun. 4, 2020
There are many CNC carving router hobbyist machines, including 3018 mini milling router kits, cnc router 3040z, kl-1212, cnc engraving router3020t, cnc carving router 3040 t, CNC hobby router 6050…

54. John Smith
From United States
 May. 28, 2020
 After reading many tabletop wood router reviews, I choose a relatively professional table top cnc wood engraving machine.

55. Mark Morris
From France
 May. 19, 2020
 I just started a business, so I bought this cheap desktop cnc carving router. This mini wood carving machine is enough for me.

56. David Besman
From Germany
Apr. 11, 2020
 The small carving machine has many functions and I am learning now. 

57. Steve Eric
From United State
Mar. 05, 2020
I thought I bought a cnc carving router hobby kit, but in fact it looks very professional and can process some metals.

58. Philip Nicholas
From UK
 Jun. 3, 2020
I wonder if this mini cnc wood carving machine can tap?

59. Oliver Joe
From United States
 May. 28, 2020
 I am trying to use this table top cnc wood engraving router to make Christmas gifts.

60. Louis Lacque
From France
 May. 12, 2020
I choose a 2.2kw spindle, this desktop cnc woodworking machine can cut 1cm thick wood boards.

61. Joe Josh
From United State
Mar. 21, 2020
I can’t tell you who is the best table top wood cut router supplier in the market. Every seller has his own specialty. The mini carving machine that suits you is the best table top wood cnc machine.

62. Martinez Jack
From Belarus
 Feb. 19, 2020
I saw some hobby wood CNC machine plans on the forum and downloaded mini cnc milling router machine 3d free software. After I received this 3018 cnc engraver router, I must experiment.

63. Simmons Ben
From Australia
Jun. 11, 2020
I think I can use this mini wood cnc machine for a long time because it looks good quality.

64. Thompson Jee
From Canada
 Jun. 1, 2020
I need a non-deformable CNC wood lathe router tabletop machine, its frame is cast iron, so I chose this desktop wood cnc machine.

65. John Smith
From United States
 May. 28, 2020
I originally wanted to buy a lightweight cnc wood router hobby use machine, but the seller recommended me a heavy-duty mini engraving router machine woodworking because of the heavy workload.

66. Mark Morris
From France
 May. 2, 2020
 For me, with this mini cnc wood machine, I can fill up my weekend.

67. David Besman
From Germany
Apr. 11, 2020
 If you just want small carving routers for wood, there is no need to use a 3kw spindle. 2.2kw is enough.

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