Zen Toolworks CNC 12x12 DIY Kit
The DIY CNC 12x12 and the DIY CNC 7x7 kit provides hobbyists with a very affordable system that otherwise is thousands of dollars more.
"Finally, you can build and own your very own CNC machine for a price that's within your budget!"
The body of the machine is constructed with high density PVC boards. Steel guide rod, linear bearing and stainless steel lead screws are used to construct the moving parts. The anti-backlash brass nut design will virtually eliminate all backlashes. New Nema 23 Stepper motor (2 phases, 1.3A, 1.8°, 4 leads) for all three axis are also included. The install is very easy. And if you have some type of vise and a power screw driver -- it's even easier.
The install instruction CD is included in the package. Assembling the CNC (see links below) is very fun and only takes around 3-4 hours to complete. You will be amazed by what can be achieved with this machine.
When you purchase, head over to the Zen Toolworks Community Forum. This is a good place to get support and learn from other CNC users and share your own knowledge and experiences.
The 12x12" CNC Kit includes:
- 1 x Complete PVC CNC Frame and 3-Axis Mount Assembly
- 3 x New Nema 23 Stepping Motor 1.8° 2 Phase, 4 Wires, 1.3A)
- 3 x M8 x 1.25 lead screws with ball bearing support on both ends
- 3 x Lead Screw bearing box with precision linear bearings to provide maximum accuracy and rigidity
- 3 x Brass Anti-Backlash Lead Screw nuts for effective backlash elimination
The 2008 Version
Our original version was released in 2008 as a heavy duty CNC machine for the more serious CNC'er.
The 2010 Version
Slightly modifying the original design, the 2010 version sported different lead screws.
Mach3 TB6560 Base Config
Put this in your (C:\>Mach3) directory. Starting Mach3, select the "Mach3 Zen TB6560 option.
This files has helped many folks who for one reason or another, can not get their kits to operate correctly.