Zen Toolworks 12×12 CNC Machine

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Our largest, most capable CNC machine.

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Product Description

Control Package Option

Spindle: DC Spindle Brushless Motor 400W, ER8 Collet High Precision PWM Speed Control (Not Includes Power Supply)

Control Software:

  • Mach3 or
  • Arduino

Design Software: Deskproto (Optional)

Assembly Service: (Optional)


SPEC for 12×12 Kit:

  • Precision: 0.001″
  • Cutting Area: 12″x 12″
  • Z Axis Travel Distance: 2″
  • Material: PVC Framewith accuracy and rigidity
  • Lead Screw: M8 x 8mm F8
  • Stepper Motor: Nema23
  • Operating System: laptop or PC with USB port


  • Mach3 Control Software requires a computer with Parallel Port, and works best with a desktop running Windows XP Operating System.
  • A USB to Parallel adapter will not suffice.
  • If your computer does not meet these requirements, please see our Arduino Control Package which connects via USB and is compatible with most operating systems.


  • Milling
  • Engraving
  • Carving
  • Inlay Working
  • PCB Circuit working
  • 3D Printing

Suitable Material:

  • Wood
  • Plastic
  • Aluminum
  • Stone
  • PCB


Perfect For:

  • Woodworker
  • Jewelry Maker
  • Craft Maker
  • PCB
  • Lab Research
  • RC Model
  • Sign Making
  • Hobbyist
  • Robotics Club
  • Teacher
Please Note: Picture is for reference only. Some items shown may not be included.


  • Stainless Steel Precision Lead Screws for X, Y & Z (acme thread)
  • 12” x 12” x 5” Cutting Capacity
  • Clearance Under Z-Axis: Approximately 1.5”
  • Nema 23 Stepper Motors with Dual Shaft, (easily add hand wheels for manual operation, not included)
  • Anti-backlash lead screw nut design
  • PVC Frame construction w/ Stainless steel components, for a low maintenance system
  • F8 Lead Screw for X,Y,Z axis (8mm linear movement for every 360° rotation of the motor shaft)
  • Max Recommended Feed Rate with F8 Lead Screws: 1500 mm/min
  • Resolution: 0.001 – 0.002 inches
  • Footprint:  23.5 x 23.5 x 16 inches (X,Y,Z)
  • Kit is easily assembled w/ online wiki instructions
  • Mach3 Control Software (Only included with Mach3 Package)
  • Limit and E-Stop Switch Set (Not included with Base Mechanical Package)
  • FREE Shipping when you choose one of our complete packages
If you would like to save yourself some time, you can opt for the Assembly option where we assemble the mechanical machine for you ahead of time. Otherwise the machine comes as a complete kit that typically takes a weekend to assemble at a leisurely pace. (Our control packages now always come preassembled)