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WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source

WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source

Product Code: WorkBEE-CNC
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WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source

Product Description

The WorkBee CNC router was originally designed by Ryan Lock of Ooznest UK, and it incorporates many upgrades. It is a super-strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine. The WorkBee CNC router design has gone through different changes and WorkBee Version 1 originally had the leadscrews placed in compression. However they have upgraded the WorkBee kits now with version 2, with the major differences being the use of leadscrew tensioners and longer leadscrews in the X and Y Axis. This helps to solve the problem of Whipping when for long length or faster Speeds. Which also fixes many other unwanted issues, making it stable and strong!

Based on C-Beam, V-Slot, Xtreme Solid V-Wheels and TR8x8 (P2) Leadscrews it is reliable.

It has been carefully designed and can accurately cut foams, woods, plastics and aluminium to 0.1-0.2 mm accuracy or better.

With a WorkBee CNC router machine you can manufacture functional engineering parts, toys, signs, or whatever you can imagine without leaving the workshop.

The Cable Drag Chain  bundle contains all the hardware for mounting Cable Drag Chains on your WorkBee, Ox CNC or other CNC machine to help with cable management.

We offer the Mach3 options as they work better and are stronger in terms of usability, stability, and are better suited for CNC.

We provide complete manual instructions and a step by step guide on how to assemble the machine, This is sent with the order.

There are 3 options available for this machine at the moment ( But not limited to )

  • Option 1 ( 750 X 1000mm + 2.2KW Water cooled spindle Motor + Mach3-STB5100-USB-H ) 
  • Option 2 ( 1000 X 1000mm + 2.2KW Water cooled spindle Motor + Mach3-STB5100-USB-H ) 
  • Option 3 ( 1500 X 1500mm + 2.2KW Water cooled spindle Motor + Mach3-STB5100-USB-H ) 

Frame Size              Working Area

750 x 1000mm  550 x 770mm

1000 x 1000mm  800 x 770mm

1500 x 1500mm  1300 x 1270mm  

Compatible Material for Cutting/Milling: 

  • Aluminium
  • Hard Wood
  • Soft Wood
  • Oak
  • Plexi Glass
  • Delrin
  • HDPE
  • Foam

Z Height

54mm or 94mm Travel, 27mm or 47mm Workable depth, with a 12mm spoiler-board.

The spoiler-board supports have two height configuration, these are the maximums for each configuration. 


  • Drive System – ACME Lead Screws
  • Linear Guides – Polycarbonate wheels on anodised C-Beam V-Slot Extrusion.
  • Motors – Nema23 High Torque 2.45N.m Stepper Motors (X, Y & Z)
  • Accuracy – 0.05 – 0.10mm (Screw Driven)

WorkBee CNC Router Complete Machine 4 Axis - Open Source contains the following parts:

  • WorkBee CNC Mechanical Kit
  • 4 x Nema23 Stepper Motors High torque
  • Mach 3 Controller Bundle ( STB5100 - USB - supports up to 5 Axis ) 
  • Cable Drag Chain Bundle
  • 2.2kW Water Cooled Spindle Bundle
  • All Extrusions are M5 Tapped where necessary

Please note: The following parts are not included:

  • MDF Working Table and Drill Bits are not included with this kit. ( This can be purchased at any hardware store ) 
  • Mach3 License is not included with this kit. This License can be purchased directly from the official website.
  • Alternative software can be used at users discretion.

Product Specs:

Nema 23( 2.45N.m) Stepper Motor:

  • NEMA 23 (High Torque)
  • Shaft Size: 1/4″
  • Step Angle: 1.8
  • Holding Torque: 2.45N.m
  • Rated voltage: 3.6 V
  • Rated current: 2.8 A

2.2 kW Water Cooled Spindle Motor:

  • Net weight: 5.3kg
  • Spindle Spec: φ 80 x 215 mm
  • Power: 2.2 kW
  • Voltage: 220 ~250 V or 110 V
  • Frequency: 400 Hz
  • Speed: 0-24000 R/min
  • Water Cooling
  • Run-out off: less than 0.005 mm
  • Grease Lubrication
  • VFD Inverter 2.2 kW 220v
  • Collet: ER20
  • Sizes: 1mm, 2mm, 1/8″, 4mm, 5mm, 6mm, 1/4″, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm, 10mm, 11mm, 1/2″, 13mm

STB5100 Mach3 Controller:

Mach3 5 Axis STB5100 USB motion card

TB6600-T4 4 Axis stepper motor driver board

4 X signal cables

1 X USB cable(With two magnetic shield)

1 X CD(Include Instructions, wiring diagrams, software, configuration files, etc.)

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