Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2

Pre-order open source kits to build a machine for milling plastics, woods, and metals (Mechanical kits have a 1 week lead time, Full Kits ship within 4-5 weeks)

Important Note: Mechanical Kits have a 1 week lead time, orders taken today for Full Kits have an estimated lead time of 4-5 weeks.
Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
  • Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
  • Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
  • Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
  • Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
  • Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
  • Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
  • Desktop CNC Mill Kit - Shapeoko 2
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Price Part Number Description
$299.00 Mechanical kit (requires you provide electronics, pulleys, belts, and M3 hardware to function)
$649.00 Full kit - 110V, includes electronics and tool set
$685.00 Full kit - 220V, includes electronics and tool set

Product Details

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING SHIPPING: Mechanical Kits have a 1 week lead time, Full Kits have an estimated lead time of 4-5 weeks

Shapeoko 2 is a simple, low cost, open source CNC milling machine kit that can be built over a weekend. Assembly is required before you can use it.

This is version 2 of the fastest selling CNC machine in the history of the world. The machine has been under development for the last five years. Edward Ford has been designing, redesigning, and building what he hoped would be a CNC machine that anyone can build. This machine is by far his best one yet.

Note: There is also further information about the machine, kits, and detailed kit contents and other things on this blog post.

The community has also put together build instructions

Updated features:

  • Larger work area
  • Dual motors on the Y axis, standard
  • Dual Maker Slide on the X gantry improves stiffness
  • Completely redesigned Z axis makes changing bits easier and improves stiffness
  • Open front and back for larger materials.
  • Easier to expand
  • Easier to assemble
  • Improved belt design keeps dust out of teeth

Mechanical Kit – $299

The Mechanical kit is designed for experts that are interested in adding their own electronics and the corresponding pulleys, belts, and M3 hardware. This kit can also be used as a starting point for making serious modifications to suit their needs. After assembly of the Mechanical Kit, the Shapeoko will not be functional.

Full Kit – $649 – $685

This kit includes the mechanical components, motors, controller, power supply, wiring, pulleys, belts, stepper cable, tools for assembly, and a spindle.


What software do I use to run the machine?
(We call this the “stack”)

  • CAD – Create the design. You can use Inkscape, Google Sketchup or any of dozens of free CAD programs.
  • CAM – Create the toolpaths. This is where you select what bits you want to use and other machining parameters. The favorite free one is MakerCAM.
  • Controller – Run the Machine. You need software on the Shapeoko to control the motors and software on your computer to send the data to the Shapeoko. The Shapeoko runs grbl and most people use gcodesender on the computer.

Note: Most of the CAM software in the world has been written for Windows. If you have a Mac check out this post

What tools do I need to assemble the machine?
If you’re buying the Full kit, all the tools you need to build the machine come with the kit! If you are buying the Mechanical kit you will need:
1.5mm, 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm Allen Keys
5/16 or 8mm wrench
13mm box wrench (2)
Small Slotted Screwdriver
M5 Tap and Handle (a little oil helps)

What skills do I need to assemble the machine?
If you can tighten a bolt, you can assemble the Shapeoko. There is no fabrication required. The closest you’ll come to “fabrication” is tapping the end rails.

What skills do I need to operate the machine?
To operate this machine you need to be 18 years or older or supervised by an adult. The milling bits are spinning fast and can cause injury if proper safety precautions are not taken. It will be helpful to have some background in CNC or be willing to be patient and learn the software tools and techniques required to operate the machine.

Will the machine cut metal?
*The Shapeoko is capable of cutting soft non ferrous metals such as aluminum and brass. To cut these metals effectively we strongly recommend a slow feed rate. While technically it is possible to cut soft metals with a rotary tool you will have much better results if you use a more capable spindle.

How does the order and fulfillment process work?

When will my card be charged?
Your card is charged when you place the order.

Where will the kits be assembled and shipped from?
Inventables is headquartered in Chicago and the assembly and shipping will be done here in our home town.

What is Edward Ford’s role and what is the role of Inventables?
Inventables teamed up with Edward to bring this open source kit to the world. Edward is focused on the design and engineering of the machine and Inventables is focused on the sourcing, kitting, and fulfillment of the machine. Technical support for the machine will continue through the Shapeoko wiki and forum.

Open Source

This product is part of an open source project started by Edward Ford. The files are maintained in this Git Hub repository. Inventables always works with and supports the original creators of open source designs when we sell their creations. In this case Edward earns a portion of each sale for each unit sold. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Additional Legal Terms from our Lawyer

In addition to Inventables’ standard Terms of Use and Terms of Sale as posted at Inventables’ website from time to time, your purchase of the Shapeoko kit from Inventables is subject to the terms set forth in this paragraph. You are solely responsible for assembling and/or operating the completed Shapeoko machine in accordance with applicable law and all advisories, instructions, age requirements, skill or background requirements, and/or any other warnings posted or otherwise made available by any part manufacturers or suppliers. Inventables does not make any warranties regarding the functionality, performance, utility, capabilities or safety of the Shapeoko machine or any component thereof, and as such, Inventables shall not be liable to you or any third party for any claims, damages, injuries or expenses arising out of your or any other party’s use of any Shapeoko part or machine. While Inventables will, in accordance with its standard return policy as posted at Inventables’ website from time to time, accept returns of defective individual kit parts prior to use of any such part in assembling a machine, Inventables will not accept returns of assembled or partially-assembled machines or any parts damaged or otherwise used by you or any third party.

Technical Data

Stepper Motors (Full Kit)

(4) Nema 17 60 oz/in

Controller (Full Kit)

3 Axis Arduino Based with grbl installed


550mm x 510mm

Power Supply (Full Kit)

24v 3.75A DC Power Supply

Cutting area

298mm x 301mm x 54mm

Spindle tool size



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