2020 Buyer's Guide to CNC Machine
Do you have an idea to DIY or buy an affordable CNC machine? Check out the 2020 new CNC machine buyer's guide as follows, we'll offer you the best CNC machines of 2020 with expert customer service to fit your requirements.
What is A CNC Machine?
A CNC Machine is a Computer Numerical Controlled equipment for full automatic 2D/3D machining of carving, engraving, marking, cutting, turning, drilling, milling or grooving. NC is referred to Numerical Control, which makes the user to communicate with the machine tools by symbols and numbers. With the development of science and technology, Numerical Control evolved to Computer Numerical Control (CNC). The machine tools with CNC realizes automatic production in manufacturing industry. The CNC program controls the machine tool automatically with high speed, high efficiency, high accuracy, and repeatability.
How does a CNC machine work?
Almost everything that can be made by a traditional machine tool can be made by a CNC machine tool. The movements of machine tools used in manufacturing have two basic types: continuous path (contouring movements) and point-to-point (straight-line movements).
A computer system is connected to the machine comprising of sensors and electrical drives. The program controls the machine axis' movements.
CNC machines execute what are called “Part Programs” which are written in “G-Code”. A G-code may be directly coded, you can also use CAM software to convert a CAD drawing into G-code.
What is a CNC machine used for?
CNC machines are available for metal (steel, copper, alloy, brass, iron, gold, silver), wood (softwood, hardwood, solid wood, plywood, MDF), stone, foam, plastic, acrylic, fabric, leather, paper, glass, PVC. CNC machines are widely used in industrial manufacturing applications, school education, small business, home business, small shop and home shop.
How much does a CNC machine cost?
The CNC machine cost is built on the machine configurations/specifications, tax rate, shipping cost, after-sale service and support. For the specifications/configurations, you should concern the CNC machine parts, CNC machine bits, CNC machine kits, CNC machine tools, CNC machine software, In addition, the tax rate and the shipping cost are different from the CNC machine seller to different regions, the after-sale service and support from different CNC machine manufacturers are different. Generally speaking, powerful manufacturers have guaranteed quality, strict production inspection, perfect pre-sale and after-sale service, professional technical support. Thus, when you build a CNC machining plan, don't just care about the price, you should focus on finding a guaranteed manufacturer. Let's have a look at how much is a CNC machine?
CNC Router Machine - From $2,000.00 to $180,000.00
CNC Milling Machine - From $3,000.00 to $90,000.00
CNC Laser Machine - From $2,300.00 to $300,000.00
CNC Plasma Machine - From $3,000.00 to $30,000.00
CNC Lathe Machine - From $1,500.00 to $7,980.00
If you want to get the final price, please contact us to get a free quotation, we'll calculate the final price of the required CNC machine.
CNC Router Machines (Wood CNC Machines, Stone CNC Machines, Metal CNC Machines, Foam CNC Machines, 3 Axis CNC Machines, 4 Axis CNC Machines, 5 Axis CNC Machines), CNC Milling Machines, CNC Laser Machines (CNC Laser Cutting Machines, CNC Laser Engraving Machines), CNC Plasma Cutting Machines and CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machines.
CNC Machines by Table Size: Mini CNC Machine, Small CNC Machine, Benchtop CNC Machine, Desktop CNC Machine, Tabletop CNC Machine, 2x2 CNC Machine, 2x3 CNC Machine, 2x4 CNC Machine, 4x4 CNC Machine, 4x8 CNC Machine, 5x10 CNC Machine, Large Format Industrial CNC Machine.
|Table Sizes||2' x 2', 2' x 3', 2' x 4', 4' x 4', 4' x 8', 5' x 10'|
|Types||CNC Router Machine, CNC Milling Machine, CNC Laser Machine, CNC Plasma Machine, CNC Lathe Machine|
|Functions||Carving, Engraving, Marking, Cutting, Turning, Drilling, Milling, Grooving|
|Materials||Wood, Metal, Stone, Foam, Plastic, Acrylic, Fabric, Leather, Paper, Glass|
|Capability||2D CNC Machining, 2.5D CNC Machining, 3D CNC Machining|
|Price Range||$1,500.00 - $300,000.00|
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STYLECNC offers cost price for your 2D/3D CNC machining plans without any intermediate. You will get the best CNC machines with custom CNC machining services from us.
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CNC Router Machines
$2580.00 - $3000.00
Desktop CNC router kit with 2x3 rotary table is designed for for craftsman, home business, home shop, small business, small shop, arts, crafts, advertising, mold making and sign making, now the best desktop 2x3 CNC router table for sale at cost price.
$4580.00 - $5500.00
Cheap CNC wood router kit with 4x8 table size is used for popular woodworking including home door making, cabinet making, woodcrafts making, furnitures and decorations. Making a best offer with the best price for the affordable 4x8 CNC router kit.
$5380.00 - $10180.00
4x8 wood CNC router table with 4th axis and 48x96 inches table size is mainly used for cabinet making, wood door making, furniture making, decoration making, sign making and other 2D/3D woodworking. Now the best 4x8 wood CNC machine for sale at an affordable price.
$5780.00 - $7000.00
The Best CNC router lathe machine with rotary axis is used for 2D/3D popular woodworking, which is also called as CNC lathe router, CNC router lathe, CNC router turning machine, now the best CNC router lathe machine for sale at a low price.
$2800.00 - $3500.00
Hobby CNC router with 4th rotary axis is the best hobby CNC machine for small shop, small business, home shop, home business, craftsman. The best hobby CNC router machine is mainly used for carving and cutting wood, acrylic, PVC, MDF, plastic and soft metals such as copper, brass, aluminum, etc.
$5380.00 - $10180.00
The newest 4x8 CNC router 1325 with 4 axis rotary table (CNC router lathe) is popular used in woodworking, sign making, mold making, arts and crafts, now the best 1325 CNC router for sale at an affordable price, free 4 axis CNC router service and support.
$10800.00 - $13300.00
3 axis CNC router with X, Y, Z axis and three spindles is mainly used for cabinet making, sign making, furniture making, door making and other popular woodworking, now the 3 axis CNC machine for sale from the best 3 axis CNC router manufacturer - STYLECNC.
$2580.00 - $3200.00
STG6090 mini tabletop CNC router for small business, home business, small shop, home shop, craftsman, advertising, sign making, arts, crafts, mold making. now the small tabletop CNC machine for sale at the best price.
$11580.00 - $14380.00
4x8 CNC router table adopts 4 feet by 8 feet table size for popular woodworking, including cabinet making, furniture making, door making, sign making, now the affordable 4x8 CNC router for sale at the best price.
CNC Milling Machines
$3000.00 - $4000.00
Desktop small CNC milling machine is used for milling depth on metal, such as aluminum, brass, copper and other soft metal materials. Now the best desktop CNC milling machine for sale at cost price.
$80000.00 - $90000.00
Small 5 axis CNC machining center is an entry-level five-axis machining center with HSD 5 axis spindle, which is widely used in mold making, 3D cutting and 3D carving. Now the small five axis CNC machining center for sale at an affordable price.
$9000.00 - $18500.00
Full Automatic CNC Milling Machine for mold making and other milling works, such as metal molds, drop mold, clock parts, red copper electrodes, shoe molds, arts and crafts, jade products, dental crown milling Jewelry and other molding works, etc. The CNC milling machine can make 2D or 3D relieves on various materials.
$6200.00 - $10000.00
Affordable CNC Milling Machine is used in home shop and home business for Iron, Copper, Aluminum, Stainless steel, Mould steel, MDF sheets, PMMA, PVC Sheet, ABS sheet, KT sheet, Timber, Gemstone, Marble. Now the home CNC Milling Machine for sale at cost price.
$6000.00 - $6500.00
Multi-functional CNC milling machine for metal is used for carving, milling and drilling soft metal materials such as brass, copper, aluminum, etc.
$90000.00 - $120000.00
Mini 5 axis CNC machining center with double tables is designed for 3D mold making and 3D modeling, such as foam mold making, wood mold making, automotive models, metal mold making, building models. Now the 5 axis CNC machining center for sale at an affordable price.
CNC Laser Machines
$60500.00 - $123500.00
Fiber laser cutting machine is used for cutting metals including steel, aluminum, titanium, alloy, brass, copper, iron with different laser powers (500W, 750W, 1000W, 1500W, 2000W, 3000W, 4000W, 6000W, 8000W). Now the affordable fiber laser cutter for sale at a low price, with the best fiber laser cutting system service and support.
$6000.00 - $16000.00
Deep laser engraving machine for metal with 50 Watt fiber laser source is mainly used for deep engraving on metal surface(guns, firearms, stainless steel, titanium, aluminum, brass) and nonmetal surface. The fiber laser engraving system can also cut thin metals. Now the fiber laser metal engraving machine for sale at an affordable price.
$3000.00 - $5500.00
STJ1390 CO2 laser engraving machine with 60W, 80W, 100W, 130W, 150W or 180W laser power is designed for engraving on wood, fabric, leather, glass, acrylic, paper, plastic, stone, etc. The best CO2 laser engraving machine is widely used in signs, arts, crafts, gifts, shoes, toys, garments, packaging and paper industry.
$3500.00 - $4500.00
100W CO2 laser wood cutting machine is used to cut wood (hardwood, softwood, solid wood, plywood, MDF) for arts, crafts, gifts, logos, letters, signs. Now the affordable wood laser cutter for sale at the best price, free laser cutting wood service and support.
$6080.00 - $6280.00
New design fiber laser engraving machine for color marking is mainly used for marking and engraving black, white, grey, colors on metal surface such as stainless steel, titanium, etc. now the color fiber laser engraving machine for sale with affordable price.
$3600.00 - $8000.00
Portable laser marking machine with fiber laser source is suitable for marking jewelry, watches, phone case, keypad, rings, tags, electronic components. The portable laser marking system is easily carried or moved, now the portable fiber laser marking machine for sale at an affordable price.
$24000.00 - $51000.00
Stainless Steel Laser Cutting Machine with 500 watts fiber laser is designed for cutting thin metals less than 2mm aluminum, 3mm stainless steel, 4mm carbon steel and copper, brass, etc, now the stainless steel laser cutting machine for sale with affordable price.
$27500.00 - $48000.00
Affordable Metal Laser Cutter with fiber laser source is the best cutting tool for thin sheet metal cutting such as stainless steel, aluminum alloy, galvanized iron, silicon steel. Now the affordable metal laser cutter for sale with best offer.
$58800.00 - $88800.00
STJ2060F laser tube cutting machine with fiber laser source can cut lines and holes on square/round/rectangular/oval metal tubes and pipes, now the best fiber laser tube cutting machine for sale at an affordable laser tube cutter price.
CNC Plasma Machines
$4680.00 - $22580.00
Affordable CNC plasma cutting table STP1325 is equipped with 4x8 table size, which is used for cutting iron, brass, steel, aluminum, copper, alloy and other metals. Now the best 4x8 CNC plasma table for sale at affordable price, free CNC plasma cutting service and support.
$4780.00 - $9000.00
The best CNC plasma cutting machine with 4x8 table size can cut steel, copper, brass, aluminum, alloy, iron, etc. Now the best with 4x8 CNC plasma cutting machine for sale with low price.
$6080.00 - $7880.00
5x10 Hypertherm metal pipe/tube plasma cutter is applied to cut both metal sheet and metal pipes/tubes, the metal pipe/tube plasma cutter adopts hypertherm plasma power supply to get fine cutting on metals, such as steel, aluminum, copper, etc. The rotary device sizes of Hypertherm plasma cutter for metal pipe/tube have 3m, 6m or customized sizes for option.
$4880.00 - $5880.00
High Definition CNC Plasma Cutter is used for sheet metal cutting of aluminum, steel, copper, iron, alloy, which is applied in machinery, automobile, metal parts, ship building, war industry, metallurgy, etc.
$16880.00 - $30000.00
Square/Round tube CNC plasma cutting machine is a professional CNC plasma equipment which is used for cutting metal pipe/tube automatically. Now the CNC plasma tube cutter for sale at affordable price.
$4000.00 - $5000.00
Portable gantry CNC plasma flame cutting machine is designed for heavy metal plate cutting, The CNC plasma and flame cutting machine adopts gantry structure with double-driven system, the working size can be customized upon your requirements.
$6880.00 - $16200.00
The cheap CNC plasma cutting drilling machine is equipped with a plasma cutting head for metals cutting, a drilling head to drill holes on metal, a flame torch for cutting carbon steel, low alloy steels, and cast irons with more thickness.
$6800.00 - $15600.00
Heavy duty large gantry plasma cutting machine is designed for metal plate cutting, heavy duty large gantry plasma cutting machine can cut mild steel with flame cutting and cut high carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper and other non-ferrous metal with plasma cutting.
$6680.00 - $24080.00
4x8 CNC plasma table with flame cutting torch for sale at best price, if the metal thickness is less than 10mm, you should cut with plasma torch, if the metal thickness is more than 10mm, you should cut with flame torch.
CNC Lathe Machines
$2800.00 - $3000.00
Mini wood lathe is used for craftsman to make wood arts and crafts turning works, such as wood beads, wood bowls, wood cup, buddha heads, etc. Now the mini wood lathe for sale with low price.
$4980.00 - $5180.00
Small wood lathe is a kind of woodturning machine equipped with woodturning blades instead of handheld woodturning tools for wood column, bead, barrel, buddha heads, gourd pendant, hoist pieces, wood cup, bowl, and whip. The small wood lathe is mainly used for craftsman, school education, hobbyists, small business, small shop, home business and home shop.
$5980.00 - $6980.00
The best CNC wood turning lathe machine is mainly designed for wood crafts, staircase columns, roman columns, table or chair legs, baseball bats, car wooden furnitures, children's bed columns, etc. Now the best wood lathe for sale with affordable price.
$7480.00 - $7880.00
New design automatic CNC wood lathe machine is equipped with double axis for turning staircases, stairway balusters, stairway newel posts, table legs, chair legs, bed rails, baseball bats, etc. Now the wood lathe for sale with low price.
$5980.00 - $7780.00
Full Automatic Feeding CNC Wood Turning Lathe Machine is suitable for mass production with same turning designs, the CNC wood lathe machine can automatic loading raw timber, automatic centering, automtic turning according to the program, save time and labor to improve the working efficiency.
$6280.00 - $7680.00
Double axis automatic CNC wood lathe is designed for cylindrical workpiece, tubular sharp and vehicle wood crafts such as baseball bats, pillar, staircase columns, roman columns, general columns, table legs, chair legs, etc.
$8580.00 - $9080.00
3 axis wood lathe machine with three turning axis, which can turn 3 pieces wood columns with maximum 120mm diameter and 1500mm length at the same time. The 3 axis wood turning lathe machine processing length can be customized to 2000mm, 2500mm or 3000mm.
$6980.00 - $7680.00
CNC woodworking lathe machine with single spindle and double cutters is designed for craftsman, small business or industrial production, CNC woodworking lathe machine is mainly used for turning the complex shape of wood cylinders or semi-finished wood products.
$6280.00 - $7480.00
CNC wood turning lathe machine for stair handrail can be used for staircase columns, roman columns, bowl sharps, tubular sharps, vehicle wood crafts, general columns, baseball bates, table legs or chair legs.
CNC Machining Videos
Jan 07, 2020
CNC plasma cutting machine with America Hypertherm PowerMax 105 power supply to guarantee the high speed cutting on the 10mm carbon steel.
Jan 07, 2020
This is a video of small CNC Router Machine with rotary axis for 3D CNC carving projects such as column or cylinder products.
Dec 26, 2019
The 5 axis CNC router machine of 2020 from STYLECNC is the best 3d machining solutions for 3d mold making, 3d modeling, 3d surface carving, 3d shape cutting and other 5 axis CNC machining works.
May 15, 2018
Double axis CNC wood lathe machine with spindle carving adopts 2pcs spindles for twisting, grooving, slotting, etc. Double axis can do double working efficiency, 4 pcs wood lathe cutter make the wood cutting more smooth and stable.
Sep 12, 2017
This video is our ST6550M cnc milling machine for carving aluminum, if you are interested in it, welcome to inquiry us.
May 24, 2017
Many customer don't know how to install and debug their laser machine, this video can teach you how to do when you get one set CNC laser machine.
CNC Machining Projects
Jan 07, 2020
Wood handrails, wood staircase pillars, wood staircase railings, wood stair columns, wood stairs turning projects by CNC wood lathe machines from STYLECNC, including STL1530, STL1516-2 and STL1530-S with spindle for carving as option.
Jan 07, 2020
Check out the 5 axis CNC machining for 3D EPS solid model of toilet prototype as your reference to buy an affordable 5 axis CNC router machine for 3D modeling.
Dec 27, 2019
Small 5 axis CNC machine is widely used in aluminum mould making such as impeller making, golf mould making, human mould making, etc.
Dec 20, 2019
CNC machining center is suitable for making cabinet door, wooden door, solid wood furniture, panel wood furniture, windows, table, etc.
Dec 11, 2019
You will find a series of copper and brass carving samples by CNC milling machine from STYLECNC, which will be a good reference to buy a CNC milling machine.
Dec 10, 2019
STYLECNC provides different woodcraft 3D Puzzle dollhouse making projects by CNC router and CNC laser machine as reference for you to buy a CNC machine.
CNC Machine Stories
- Jan 10, 2020
Looking for a G-code file for CNC machining? Check out the video to learn how to generate G-code file for 2D and 3D designs with ArtCAM software for CNC machine.
- Maximilian from AustraliaPosted on Dec 25, 2019
I got this for a Xmas gift. I finally got to sit down and mess with it and did practice initials I’m so excited to see what all this can do! I’m going to have to play with it to figure out the power it has but excited to learn. I was working on a test piece in less than a half hour. I added a picture of my first project that I had completed only having the laser cutter for a day. Easy instructions and everything want smooth.
- spotty from CanadaPosted on Dec 23, 2019
mine is on the boat, but so far the service is awesome, do these people not sleep.
- Darren from AustraliaPosted on Dec 04, 2019
Dear sir i am looking at setting up a metal cutting factory in Adelaide south australia and would like a price on 4 of the STP1530 with 105 amp and one of them with the rotary device attached to it, could i please get a price for the 4 unit and the shipping to south australia thanks
- Zechary from AustraliaPosted on Nov 10, 2019
The value is massive, I'm super happy. We have a photography business and deliver photos on wooden flash drives, this laser wood engraving machine is perfect for it. For those authoring adobe illustrator, I found that art board sizing precision is maximized when I export graphics with 536 PPI. Haven't tried in Mac but the Windows software works like a boss. Strongly recommend.
- Jayla from United KingdomPosted on Oct 30, 2019
Very well thought out knife cutter for me. Easy to use interface. Set up was a breeze. Used leather to check level and do a test cutting. Worked fine. Overall the knife cutter works and is quiet as can be. Just wish the manufacturer would have some how to videos to help me.
- Joshua from United KingdomPosted on Oct 28, 2019
It was very easy to use and worked fantastic for engraving leather knife sheaths. Over the course of a day with plenty of long breaks in between each knife sheath I engraved ten sheathes with a logo which took approx five minutes apiece.
- Alfie from United KingdomPosted on Oct 26, 2019
I'm an avid crafter and work with computers, so I didn't have any issues acclimating to the software. You have to get a feel for the configuration settings, but that varies by the media you are cutting upon and takes some minor trial and error. I bought a MDF board and played until I got the settings the way I wanted. I had a few newbie questions of the vendor and I found the email response was FANTASTIC and vendor was definitely committed toward me getting the most of this laser machine and went above and beyond to ensure my satisfaction. If you're looking for a laser cutter to get a feel for this type of craft, I can HIGHLY recommend this cutter. Happy "cutting" :)
- Baird from United KingdomPosted on Oct 25, 2019
I couldn't believe how inexpensive this plasma cutter was when I bought it and now I can't believe how great it works. Now I'm making more money than ever on my past time hobby for ornamental iron and steel designs. I'm constantly looking for new idea and drawing them on CAD for this machine. I sliced a brake rotor for an expedition right in workshop without a doubt it's worth more to than I paid for it. I use it for hobby cutting but I wouldn't be afraid to take it into a more industrial setting plug it in and go to work for the day.
- Jane from United StatesPosted on Oct 21, 2019
If you are a computer person, or even relatively technologically savvy, this will be easy for you to use. If you are not, it comes with an instruction manual which I highly suggest reading before using. I use the laser engraver primarily for engraving leather. The first thing I did was focus the laser into a pinpoint. I then experimented with different laser power/depth settings. Full power, full depth, expect lots of smoke, burned edges and burnt residue that can smear. For leather, I am using 60w power, 30 depth with great success and minimal smoke.
The more impressive thing for me was the detail that this thing is capable of. I can literally engrave fonts that are around size 8 and they burn crystal clear with my settings. I suggest doing a lot of experimenting because in the end, once you get the right calibration, this thing is capable of incredible detail and quality engravings. You may also want to mess around with the contrast settings if you are engraving complex images. For tiny details, you may want to try using the lowest possible settings in depth/power (low, but still enough power to leave a mark).
- Thomas from United KingdomPosted on Oct 20, 2019
The laser wood engraver performs as I expected. Normal photos are not going to come out well - haven't for me. For graphics, or things with clearly defined boundary lines, this works well - I've used it on wood, and it does what I hoped it would. I was designing some Harry Potter house graphics for use on a wood project for my 9 year old...worked just fine.