Your needs are unique — your machine should be too.
Customize your machine from the ground up,
with all the parts you want, and none you don't.
We've crafted the instructions with care. They're easy to follow with pictures and video at every step.
The X-Carve design is open source. Share or modify it for any purpose, even commercially. Hardware innovation comes from openness.
Easily upgrade from Shapeoko 2 and get all the benefits of X-Carve.
I'm so in love with this system. I have made some gorgeous pieces, I owe it all to Easel for making my life easier and giving me the confidence to move forward.
Thank you for creating such a game-changer of a product.
I found Easel to be just the tool I needed. It has worked really well for me and was not complicated and difficult to get my head around.
Already have a Shapeoko 2? Turn it into an X-Carve. This will get you started with everything you need to upgrade your Shapeoko 2.
This is a standard kit with all the essentials for a working machine. You can upgrade components on the following page.
Know you want it big? Get the large machine, fully loaded with Nema23 steppers, ACME Z-axis lead screw and all the other upgrades.
Shipping costs will vary depending on how you configure your X-Carve machine kit. We have made a super easy configurator tool to help you select options for your machine. Once you have finished configuring your machine and added the items to your Inventables shopping cart you will need to proceed to the checkout page and enter your shipping details. At that point the website will show the complete shipping costs for your order prior to entering your billing information and completing the checkout process. International customers, please note we do not include import duty/customs fees in our shipping costs.
Almost definitely! We can ship just about anywhere in the world, except where the USA doesn’t let us. Add it to your cart and enter an address to find out more about shipping rates and availability.
We do not include import duty/customs fees in our shipping costs. If you would like to get an idea of what additional customs costs you may be responsible for you can use an online duty calculator like this one.
Yes, X-Carve components are fully compatible with Shapeoko 2.
The X-Carve configurator tool will walk you through each step of configuring a fully functioning 3D Carving kit. The only additional item you will need to provide is a computer with a 64 bit Mac or Windows operating system, a USB input and an Internet connection.
Yes. The power supply that powers the electronics is universal and can be switched to work with either a 110V or 220V requirement. We offer a US configured power plug that comes with the power supply. Depending on your country’s plug requirements you may need to source your own plug and/or plug adapter.
Essentially you will need 3 software tools for working with the machine: A CAD program for drawing, a CAM program for generating tool paths and a Controller software that provides the interface to send the computer code between your computer and the machine’s controller. We recommend trying out our new Easel software, which combines all 3 into 1 solution and is free to use. There are many available software options that can range in price from free to expensive.
Yes. For optimal results you will need to have a Chrome web browser, a 64 bit Mac or Windows operating system, and a USB port.
As long as your program can export standard g-code, X-Carve, along with its Arduino based controller, will work with other CAD/CAM software options.
Woods (both hard and soft), various plastics and non-ferrous metals like aluminum, copper and brass.
We have broken down the X-Carve into several basic modules. Using the X-Carve configurator tool you can configure your kit to include just the modules you need for building your own custom configured kit. We are unable to remove parts from within the modules.
An assembled 500mm x 500mm machine has a maximum cutting area of 300mm x 300mm x 65mm (from the bottom of the x-carriage to the top of the waste board). An assembled 1000mm x 1000mm machine has a maximum cutting area of 800mm x 800mm x 65mm (from the bottom of the x-carriage to the top of the waste board). The open frame configuration allows for some longer size materials to fit into the machines.
The X-Carve can easily be modified into different configurations. The X-Carve machine configurator tool gives you an easy way to get started. Also, the X-Carve forum is a great place to connect with other CNC enthusiasts to discover what is possible.
Yes available files for many of the parts can be found here in our GrabCAD Workbench
In the event you have received a defective or damaged part please contact us through firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set you up with replacement parts.
Because the X-Carve machines are sold as kits and require user assembly we are unable to offer formal service plans or warranties. However, if you run into any problems during kit assembly or machine use you can get assistance by contacting email@example.com.
Yes the machine is capable of cutting 3-dimensional parts. The ability to cut in ‘3D’ is a function of the CAM software being used.
A properly tuned and calibrated machine should get to a resolution of ~0.075mm to 0.13mm.
Certain modules, due to their size and weight, have to ship separately. These include the 1000mm rail kits and the 1000mm size waste boards. Also, if you have ordered any additional items from Inventables that are not part of the X-Carve product group they will be listed as “other items” on your checkout page and ship separately.
The spindle ships with a collet that fits bits with an 1/4" shaft size. We will soon offer both an adapter to make that collet work with 1/8" shaft bits, and a complete kit that offers precision grade parts to fit 1/8" shaft bits.