Zen Toolworks 7×7 F8 CNC Machine


Our entry level, most affordable CNC machine.

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Product Description

The Zen Toolworks 7×7 F8 CNC Milling Machine is our smallest and most affordable CNC machine offered. Don’t let the size fool you however, as this machine is a home manufacturing power house. It is capable of being used for milling, engraving, carving, inlay work, pcb manufacturing, 3D printing, and much more. The machine comes in several variations to be outfitted to best suit your application. We offer it in “kit form” so you can assemble it over the weekend, or as a fully assembled, ready to operate machine.


  • Stainless Steel Precision Lead Screws for X, Y & Z (acme thread)
  • 7” x 7” x 5” Cutting Capacity
  • Clearance Under Z-Axis: Approximately 1.5”
  • Nema 17 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 Screws for X,Y,Z axis (8mm linear movement for every 360° rotation of the motor shaft)
  • Max Recommended Feed Rate with F8 Lead Screws: 1200 mm/min
  • Resolution: 0.001 – 0.002 inches
  • Footprint: 20” x 17” x 17” (X,Y,Z)
  • Kit is easily assembled w/ online wiki instructions
  • Limit and E-Stop Switch Set (Not included with Base Mechanical Package)

Control Package Options

Arduino Control Package

Mach3 Control Package

Spindle Options (Not included with Base Mechanical Package)

 DC Spindle Brushless Motor 400W, ER8 Collet High Precision PWM Speed Control (Please contact with us if you do not need 48V Power Supply)

Control Software:

  • Mach3 or
  • Arduino

Design Software: Deskproto (Optional)

Assembly Service: (Optional)


SPEC for 7×7 Kit:

  • Precision: 0.001″
  • Cutting Area: 7″x 7″
  • Z Axis Travel Distance: 2″ (Milling Version by Default) or 5″ (3D Version, Please Contact Vs)
  • Material: PVC Framewith accuracy and rigidity
  • Lead Screw: M8 x 8mm F8
  • Stepper Motor: Nema17
  • 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

CNC Machines have a 20% Restocking Fee

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