Drawings and video instructions for Raw 1.5 EXTENDED CNC DIY kit 180x130cm

Use these drawings if you are building Raw 1.5 EXTENDED CNC DIY kit

You will find both video instructions as well as illustrations on this page. One tip is to open another browser tab with the same page so you can switch windows to see both video and illustrations.

The Video instructions can be found further down the page.

Note that, you will get some left-over parts such as screws, nuts and cable. If you miss something, just contact us and we will send out what’s missing


Sometimes the clamps and the 6mm steel rod comes unmounted. if so, look at the video below the illustrations.



Step 9 is not needed for this machine.



As a customer you will have access to all the detailed instructions over the Driver electronics. Go to this page to read more: http://rawcnc.com/detailed-instructions-of-driver-electronics-for-raw/

If you are building a machine with Drivers electronics then follow the video below for the electronics


Now its time to set up the software. If you have a spindle with an inverter then you can follow our guide on how to wire it. Check out the pages below for more instructions.

1.5kw spindle and inverter

Set up Mach 3

How to cut with good results

Back to School

We use so many different settings, belt, lead screw or racks in different sizes so I will put out a tutorial for you so that you can calculate this yourself.

If you use Arduino and GRBL the math is different to Estlcam or Mach3 for example, lets start with GRBL that asks for a PER mm number:


GRBL (Estlcam settings below this article but read this as well to understand what we are looking for)
A typical stepper motor has 200 steps PER revolution. These are known as FULL steps or 1.8° per step.

A Raw machine has a HDT3 or HTD5 timing belt which means that they have a pitch of 3mm or 5mm. Pitch is the distance between two tops or bottoms of the timing belt/racks or the distance between threads, if you use leadscrew as we do for the Z-axis.

If you want to calculate a leadscrew then the math is simple just add the pitch of the leadscrew 3mm and divide it with 200 (stepr per revolution) and the number we will put as a value in GRBL (The settings in GRBL call for a PER mm number) for example is:

200/3 = 66,66666666666667 steps to make something travel 1mm
For timing belt we need to calculate how many teeth the pulley has and multiply it with 3 or 5 depending on the pitch, so for a 5mm pitch and 16 teeth (5×16) , then it will travel 80mm/rev

So the math is :
200/80=  2,5 steps to make something travel 1mm


Micro stepping (Estlcam for exampl
CNC shield with the  A4988 Drivers uses 1/16 micro stepping when all jumpers are activated , which means each step is divided into 16 microsteps.

A typical stepper motor has 200 steps PER revolution.
200 steps x16 micro steps = 3200 total steps/rev So the value “steps per revolution” in Estlcam is 3200. If you use other drivers that has 32 micro steps that value would be: 200 steps x32 = 6400.

“Distance per revolution” is what your machine will travel per revolution so for a HTD5 belt (5mm pitch) with a pulley that has 16 teeth that distance would be 16×5=80mm
-HTD3 with a pitch of 3mm would be 16×3=48mm
-Lead screw with a pitch of 3mm will travel 3mm per rev and that would be 3mm
The same math applies for Mach 3 but we need to extend it some more
Mach3 or other software’s asks for how many steppes it takes for something to move 1mm, so let’s do the math with the lead screw that has a pitch of 3mm (it travels 3mm per rev) We use 16 micro steps setting on the drivers for the z-axis so the math is basically,

1600/3 = 533,3333333333333 steps to make something move 1mm (again, if your thread is different, then the divider number will be different)


533,3333333333333  is the number I put into Mach.