Current leadtime 14 days.
Trimmer or spindle is not included in the price, look below on that and where to buy that.
Raw 1.5 CNC machine, pre-built wired and ready to go.
This machine is very strong compared to other “Hobby” machines in this price range. The machine has steel reinforcement for the X-axis, quality parts and a strong Z-axis construction. A Raw 1.5 is not made from weak plastic parts and 6-9 mm thin timingbelts.
Raw is an aluminum machine with a steel reinforced X-axis to make the machine as strong and robust as possible. You can also reinforce the Y axis with 40x40x4mm angle bar but for smaller machines it is not necessary.
What can I cut with a Raw 1.5
Soft wood, hardwood, particleboard, Mdf, plastic, aluminum, copper, 3D cutting, engraving and much more.
Is it difficult to use the machine?
It’s always tricky to do something new but after cutting your first part you will understand how it works. Once you know how to do it is very easy.
Look at the tabs below for different options.
Router or trimmer is not included for this product, you need to buy one that suits your purpose. We include a universal spindle holder that works for most trimmers or spindles with 65mm shaft. Here’s a summary and tips on what to buy.
A standard trimmer is perfect to start with. Accuracy is ok if you cut wood or other soft materials. You can have any trimmer you like as long as the shaft is round so that you can attach it to the machine. If you need something more professional, you can check the “1.5kw spindle with inverter” tab.
Here is a few examples and you can buy them on most online stores that sell tools.
From the left: Dewalt, Bosch, Makita and Katsu. The last trimmer is a budget trimmer used in the video below. You can find it here eBay Katsu
Trimmers or routers are usually delivered with 6 and 8 mm collets. We also sell special adapters, so you can have 3-3.17 and 4mm end mills mills. (see our other products)
1.5kw spindle with inverter
A more professional option is a 1.5 kW Air cooled spindle and matching inverter with ER11 collets which means you can have end mills between 1-7mm.A spindle like this is preferred if you cut daily, some materials require exact speeds like Aluminum. With an inverter you can set the speed with accuracy compared to a standard router.
You can find spindles like these on eBay for example, search for “1.5 kW Air cooled spindle with inverter” or click this link
These spindles are very quiet and durable. We have used the same spindle daily for years without any issues at all.
Arduino+CNC shield electronics
The machine comes with Arduino and CNC shield and can be used with any PC that has a USB port. The machine is run with GRBL software available free of charge but we recommend a commercial program called Estlcam.
The software costs about 50 EUR but it makes everything a lot easier. The program manages both 2D and 3D cut-out in a very simple user interface. You can try it for 30 days, download it at www.estlcam.com. Read the article “How to Cut With Good Results” to learn more about Estlcam. You can also upgrade your electronics afterwards if you notice that you need a more advanced software and machine.
This machine is largely structured as our other machines and can be upgraded as needed. Upgrading is difficult for anyone who is not used to build machines like these which means that parts need to be replaced. If you want to build a larger machine you need to replace aluminum profiles and extend cables etc.
If you want to upgrade to ball screw, some plates must be replaced and so on. You can get the machine any way you want, and it’s up to you if you want to do it. We will have guides on the website on how to do and what new parts need to be acquired.
You can download a demo version of Estlcam which is a very easy program to learn. With Estlcam you can cut in both 2D and 3D and the price of the software is very cheap compared to other software. You can use any software you want that supports Arduino and GRBL. Read more at www.estlcam.com
Precision is a balance between user and machine. It’s about how well your drawings are, spindle quality, spindle speed and how fast you cut. At normal speeds, the machine has a measured accuracy of about 0.2 mm. This machine is the result of many years of development. We have cut several thousand meters of material with machines like these and done it daily for many years.
Payment, tax and delivery (Please read, important)
The machine is partially assembled. You can build it in less than 1 hour.
As a EU member you need to pay Swedish tax of 25% if you down own a valid company. If you own a company, you will need to enter your VAT number at checkout and the tax will not be added to the price. We will check with the registry to see that you have a valid company, if not we will charge you the tax even after delivery.
Non EU members in Europe (Norway, Switzerland for example)
We don’t add tax to the products but tax will be calculated at your own border. You can contact your customs to see how much tax they will add.
Size of the machine: 750x500mm
Clearance under the Z-axis: approx. 100mm
Color: Silver gray
To operate the machine, you need (Arduino version):
- A computer with USB ports
- Spindle or router/trimmer
- Software such as Estlcam
- Software to draw (Inkscape and Google SketchUp are free)
- A table of the same size as the machine. Make the table a little longer for the keyboard and the screen
To build the machine you need:
- One set of Torx keys
- Wrench or fixed keys
- Soldering equipment (Recommended but not required)
This is included in all machines with the optional electronics package (compare with other machines in the same price range)
- 4x Strong Nema 23 engines
- Arduino Electronics ready to run
- 15mm steel reinforced timingbelts
- High quality cable chains
- Possibility of upgrading electronics
- Possibility of upgrading to a stronger Raw 1.5
- Steel reinforced X-axis
- 100% steel bearings and steel parts and not plastic like other machines
- A strong Z-axis construction that can withstand real work.
- Pre-built machine to about 90%
- Consumption tables and clamps
- Universal spindle holder for routers or spindles with 65mm shaft (You can have a larger routers/spindles but then the hole band must be replaced)
- Shielded cables!
- Homing switches
- Emergency stop switch
- Personal Support
Raw 1.5 with timing belts
Cutting aluminum with a standard router attached to the machine