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CNC Router Plans

CNC router plans are a great starting point for anyone wanting to build a CNC router. They give valuable insight on how these machines work. Many of us are very visual people and it helps to see examples of these machines laid out on paper. Some plans are thorough enough to act as a complete blueprint from start to finish while others only offer bits of information.

You may prefer to design and build your own machine. However, CNC router plans can still be a valuable resource. Plans can give you great ideas. You may like the linear motion system on one design but prefer the cutting bed design on another. They may also uncover aspects of your design that may or may not work.

This is why we want to provide you with as many free plans and blueprints as possible. There several companies devoted to providing plans you can buy. Some are worth while, and others are not. At the moment, we are working on several free plans complete with pictures, 3D and 2D downloads, and even videos.

Even if you decide to use plans, we strongly suggest you read through the Builder’s Guide There you will find in depth information regarding all the components and their function.

For now, feel free to check out the plans below. These designs have been tested and built by many CNC router enthusiasts.
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“JGRO’s” Design

This design is very popular among the DIY CNC router community. This set of plans is very detailed and contains dimensions on all parts. This is a mobile gantry type designed around a wood or MDF construction utilizing skate bearings for the linear motion system. This build can be very sturdy if built correctly. The set of plans also contains a complete BOM (bill of materials).

Download JGRO’s Design in PDF format

Download JGRO’s Design in DXF format

Please note, that by downloading this plan, you are under the agreement that they are not to be resold or used for commercial purpose. Personal use ONLY!

“Joe’s 2006 R-1” Design

This is another very popular design. This design is also a mobile gantry CNC router, designed around a wood or MDF structure. The linear motion system is also design around skate bearings. However, the x-axis employs dual rods and each side instead of one. This design is very ergonomic looking and employs anti-torsion framing and slanted gantry side arms to account for CG location.

This set of plans are in a 3D format which can be viewed, rotated, and dimensioned using a free E-drawing viewer that you may download here.

Download JOE’s 2006 design in EASM format

Download the free EASM viewer here

Please note, that by downloading this plan, you are under the agreement that they are not to be resold or used for commercial purpose. Personal use ONLY!


If you have any question or would like to submit a set of your own CNC router plans to be reviewed and posted, feel free to contact us.

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