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CNC Routers

CNC Router Systems the Basics
Lets Get You Up to Speed

CNC Router systems have been around for a while however, their popularity is rapidly growing in all arenas. This is probably due to the impressive capabilities of these machines. Offering the ability to create complex shapes that would take a skilled craftsman much longer.

In the past 5 years there has been an increasing number of businesses and hobbyist invest in a router system. Many people, however, are still in the dark as to what these machines do and how they work. This is where we want to help.

On this page we will discuss and explain the basics of CNC router Systems . We'll be covering topics like the parts and types of a CNC machine, how they work, the "lingo" typically associated with CNC routers, and how much they cost.

Already Know The Basics?
If you already have a decent understanding of CNC Routers, then you might want to go to more advance information pages. For example, if you are interested buying a CNC router and you would like assistance in that area, then you should look at the Buyers guide. Likewise, if you are interested in building a CNC machine, then you should check out the Builders Guide.

Lets Get Started

The following pages will take you from start to finish on the basics. I suggest You follow the pages in order if you are new to the subject. However, if you are familiar with certain aspect of CNC routers and just need certain information. Feel Free to browse the pages in any order you like.

How do CNC Router Systems Work?

This page discusses:
Basic Terminology
Identifying Components
How Components integrate into a working machine

Types and Features

CNC router This page discusses:
The different Types of CNC Routers
The Features of each type
and their Abilities

How much do CNC systems Cost?

This page discusses:
How Much You should expect to pay for various systems
How much upgrades cost and why you might need them

*note: These prices are general. For more detailed information on pricing, visit the Buyers Guide section.

Still have questions?
Don't forget to check out the other sections of our website which offer more in depth information.

We also have a Glossary of terms and a FAQ section.


The Builder's Guide
Builder's Guide
Check out the Builder's Guide. The Builder's guide walks you through the important decisions and design considerations when building your own CNC router.
Check out the calculators and charts section.
CNC Controllers
CNC Controllers
Check out the CNC Controllers section. The CNC controllers sections convers all aspects of CNC control; Stepper motor control, Servo Motor Control...

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