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How Much Does a Wood CNC Machine Cost?


One of the best tools for woodworking is a wood CNC machine. This can take you to the next level with wooden cutouts in any design you want to create.

If you’re not familiar, a CNC machine, the abbreviation for computer numerical control, is a machine with automated movements controlled by a computer. Basically, you put numbers into a computer, and they direct the computer to make the design you want.

The technology can be used with drills, boring tools, 3D printers, and more. It can wield a lot of different materials, including wood.

If you’re interested in adding this machine to your workshop—or even in starting woodworking for the first time—your first question is probably how much does a wood CNC machine cost

So, the official answer is that buying a professional CNC machine will generally cost somewhere in the range from $5,000 to $10,000, sometimes more.

That’s a hefty investment, especially if you only want it for a hobby. But I want to let you know my secret that you can make your wood CNC machine at home. I found that the cost of a wood CNC machine that’s homemade is under $200. That’s a big difference.

I’m sure you’d like to know how to cut costs and make a CNC machine yourself, so I’ll tell you how.

Why Should You Want a Wood CNC Machine?

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First, I want to share with you why I think it’s a good idea to have a wood CNC machine. Honestly, it transforms what you can make with wood from your workshop.

 It makes it easy to create any project you have in mind, and you can restore or customize something old to bring it new life.

You can use this tool whether you want to make a gift out of wood, decorative accents for your home decor, custom closets, or just about any project you can dream up.

I’m not kidding. I made a completely custom closet for my wife. The finished project looked like one in a magazine, but I didn’t pay the high-end price tag that’s usually associated with such a nice closet. I just had to pay for the price of wood and screws basic materials. I even made a guitar. There’s no limit to what you can make.

And a CNC machine takes away the hassle of figuring out measurements or dealing with bad instructions because the computer takes care of that and makes it perfect. 

A Smart Saw, my do-it-yourself CNC machine, makes sure there are no mistakes. You won’t waste any wood. It’s more accurate and 20x faster than a human hand can ever be. Even beginners can create something perfectly right away.

Using a DIY CNC machine is great as a hobby to make items for yourself and your loved one, or you can even turn your new woodworking skills into a business.

That’s because this machine gives you such accuracy that it creates flawless, professional results. And once you have a design, you’re able to replicate the same perfect item over and over, giving you an ideal production line. The machine can even work without you.

How to Make a DIY Wood CNC Machine?

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Now, I’ll answer your question of how to make your own wood CNC machine. I’m an inventor and a pretty handy guy with an engineering background, and I was able to take the concept of the CNC machine and build one myself. But I found the process a challenge because directions for doing this online were pretty lacking.

If I found it complicated, I can only imagine how frustrating it would be for someone without the same skills and experience I have. You’d probably give up on it altogether. So I decided to help people out and share how I did it.

From the articles I saw online, I thought it could take half a year for someone to build this machine, but it took me two days. I filmed my step-by-step process for myself, so I could go back if I needed it.

Once I had it done, I made a million projects my family, and I loved, and my skills improved. I didn’t waste wood and got everything perfect. I was hooked and moved on to more complicated projects. 

When my neighbor loved my homemade mailbox and friends started asking for handmade wooden goods, everyone started wanting one of my “beautifully crafted designs.” Then they wanted to know how to build their own Smart Saws. I decided to share my recordings with my friends and the entire world.

I decided to have a professional film company edit my footage. I added step-by-step written instructions and template instructions for everyone to follow. But I wanted to make my Smart Saw as easy as possible for everyone to build. I realized 3D would help people visualize the process, so I hired an expert IT crew to create a 3D imaging app.

I had been calling my creation a Smart Saw all along, and the name stuck. I named my instructions, “The DIY Smart Saw: How to Build a CNC Machine in an Afternoon Using Parts You Can Find at Any Store.” It guides you to make your own Smart Saw just like mine in a matter of hours.

My program includes a step-by-step video tutorial, a written manual, and a 3D app. I sent the program to a few people for feedback, and they found it so easy to follow, most of them went ahead and built their own machines by using it.

They found my program as easy as assembling Legos. I guide you every step of the way. It’s easy for anyone, even those who’ve never used tools. If you ever have questions, you click on a part in the 3D app, and it guides you on how it works and what to do. You also have 24/7 access to our customer service team and answers in the troubleshooting section of my manual.

How much does a wood CNC machine cost? You’ll only pay $39 for my DIY Smart Saw program. It even comes with a free short video, “101 Woodworking,” I created on how to use the smart saw once you’re done building it. You’ll save so much money compared to the cost of a professional CNC machine and the time and cost put into mastering woodworking and the cost of wasted materials.

For just $39 and the cost of materials, you’ll quickly have your wood CNC machine and start doing your projects. And if you’re not satisfied, I offer a 60-day money-back guarantee. 

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