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  • Master MX Operating Software
    Master MX Operating Software
  • CNC Max Mill machining cold rolled steel
    CNC Max Mill machining cold rolled steel

CNC Masters presents the all new CNC MAX to our line of CNC mills. It is specifically designed for the machinist considering the CNC Baron Mill, but who needs higher spindle speed and longer Y axis travel. The value and compact nature of the CNC Baron Mill are enhanced with the added features of the CNC MAX. The CNC MAX Milling Machine is turn-key, easy to learn, and even easier to operate. Like the CNC Baron, The CNC MAX also has the durable cast iron body. The MAX is designed for more demanding users. It provides more advanced features that emphasize the cutting precision and the ease of use.

Customer satisfaction is the number one priority at CNC Masters. Our USA based customer service support members are available to answer any technical or installation questions related to the CNC MAX Mill, its operational software or any of our products by phone or e-mail for as long as you or your company owns the machine. The CNC MAX Milling Machine comes with a one year warranty. In addition to a one year warranty, our company provides comprehensive quality testing on all of our machines. Click below for a hassle free quick quote for freight costs. If you have any questions, we are just a phone call or email away.

  • Full 3 Axis (4th optional) coordinated motion control on bipolar motors.
  • [X=21.5″] x [Y=10.5″] of Travel.
  • X Y Z ball screw driven for precision and accuracy on production runs.
  • CNC Masters custom software is included for USB connection into your pc.
  • 2 HP speed up to 4500 RPMs with 2 step pulley and belt combination.
  • Head tilts for angled drilling, horizontal milling, slotting and more. /li>
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Product Description

Watch the CNC Max Mill machining cold rolled steel

Customer satisfaction is the number one priority at CNC Masters. Our USA based customer service support members are available to answer any technical or installation questions related to the CNC MAX Mill, its operational software or any of our products by phone or e-mail for as long as you or your company owns the machine.

The CNC MAX is the first of CNC mill its kind to have true ball screw accuracy in all THREE Axes.

The MAX CNC Mill is durable and precise with a cast-iron body, sliding dovetail ways, and tapered gibs on the square column for accuracy, repeatability, and alignment. Made for the user who needs it all, it is a versatile bench top mid-size CNC mill offering primary or secondary CNC machining applications.

The CNC MAX is a milling machine has the performance of larger CNC mill models without taking up all that floor space, making it a great purchase for large or small manufacturing plants, machine shops, research institutions, colleges, universities, high schools, engineers in need of quick prototype 3D parts, and operations needing mass production of a single part.

This CNC mill is a great investment for business owners who like to keep costs down by creating their own parts. The CNC mill is simple to operate, offering immediate, efficient solutions that save the operator time and money. The CNC MAX Mill is proudly assembled here in the U.S.A., combining both imported and American-made parts to offer our clients the most competitive pricing in the industry while retaining quality. Every CNC mill is hand-tested for quality and performance before it leaves the manufacturing facility located in California, USA.

Is the CNC MAX Mill is the best choice for your business? CNC mills are built for streamlined production purposes. They are computer-programmed, automated, and capable of creating large quantities of product in short periods of time and with minimal employee interaction. They can be set to fill a variety of needs with little effort, and they are ideal for a business with mass quantity distribution of precision-cut metals, such as steel or aluminum.

Designed for more demanding users, the MAX CNC Mill provides a number of advanced features that emphasize convenience and cutting precision. NEMA Size 34 Micro-Stepper Motors with 1200 inch/oz. of torque provides excellent rapid travel speeds of up to 100 inches per minute through our custom ramp up/down feature provided with every CNC MAX.

Smooth, accurate and precision milling is made possible by a 2 HP computer controlled motor that operates at up to 4500 RPM. Our CNC MASTERS SOFTWARE included with every machine is compatible with virtually all versions of Microsoft Windows operating systems ranging from Windows XP Pro through Windows 8. The CNC MASTER SOFTWARE controls every aspect of the milling process from design edits to cutting speed. It can also work with FANUC style G-codes from imported CAM generated tool path programs.

CNC Masters knows you have several buying options. Milling equipment can be purchased new, used, or simply leased. Do you know how to choose the right milling machine for you? The best option may depend upon the projected project length and the company’s financial position. Leasing can be a great option for short production needs, but leasing an item is almost always more expensive than purchasing because of the interest and service charges. Ownership and tax breaks typically make buying business equipment more appealing; this is especially true when the property has a long and useful expected life such as our CNC mills. Purchasing a CNC mill in the early stages of a project saves company resources in the long term. It allows for better resource production planning based on market demands – without the worries and hassle of monthly overhead expenses.

Purchasing used CNC mills is also a viable option, but often times used equipment requires early onset maintenance or repairs which can offset any expected financial advantages. The benefits of purchasing a new CNC mill include quality assurance and pre-shipping inspection of the CNC Mill, a one-year hardware warranty against manufactory defects, and full phone or e-mail technical support for the life of the CNC machine with your company.

For these reasons, CNC Masters presents the immediate value of a new CNC Mill.

CNC Max Milling Machine

CNC Masters presents the all new CNC MAX to our line of CNC mills. It is specifically designed for the machinist considering the CNC Baron Mill, but who needs higher spindle speed and longer Y axis travel. The value and compact nature of the CNC Baron Mill are enhanced with the added features of the MAX CNC Mill. The CNC MAX Milling Machine is turn-key, easy to learn, and even easier to operate.

Manufactured by: CNC Masters

$6,975 – New

Master Software

The Master Software Features

Our custom CNC MASTER Software is included with every purchase of our CNC mills, lathes and router machines. Run it on Windows 8 Touch Screen Desktop or Laptop PC, Windows 7, or Win XP Pro on USB port connection.

Click play to watch CNC Master’s Milling Machine Operating Software Video.

The CNC MASTERS Control Unit is controlled by the user friendly MASTER software via USB port, the standard in computer communication. All axis motors plug directly into the Control Unit and it is the Master that drives the axes to their correct coordinates.

The Master software runs standard FANUC G-code files from other CAD-CAM software such as MasterCAM, SmartCam, SurfCam, etc. The Master software also features its own programming language. It uses plain conversational language like “Move, Absolute, Incremental, Repeat, Rapid, Feed, Spindle on, etc.,” which are all self explanatory. These commands are conveniently picked from the pull-down menus and placed on the main screen editor ready for the user to complete. You can easily build a file of commands to machine simple parts without the need to learn or use a CAD-CAM program! For example, you need a number of steel pieces drilled with 100 holes, each of 1/2″ dia. by 1″ deep at 0.600 centers. With a simple program, the CNC Jr. or the CNC Supra can do this operation with minimal supervision. The program will look like this:

  • 001 ABSOLUTE
  • 002 MOVE X0 Y0 Z0
  • 004 COOLANT ON
  • 006 CALL ROW 10 TIMES
  • 009 MOVE X0 Y0 Z0
  • 011 MOVE Y-0.6
  • 015 MOVE X.6
  • 017 MOVE Z-1.1
  • 018 RAPID
  • 019 MOVE Z1.1

The ability of the MASTER software to run and repeat “subprograms” with a single command line is a very powerful feature that will save the user considerable manual input and easily program custom “canned cycles” such as large DRILLING REPEATIBLE FILES that can be written with just a few lines. Verifying a new program can be easily done with the “trace” facility. In this mode you can step a program one line at a time and check the XYZ position counters, which serves as your DRO, against the blueprint of the part, or you can activate the “Draw file” command to see a graphic display of your file before you machine the part.

This is another program sample of a simple square with rounded corners:

  • N01 MOVE X1.0 F5
  • N02 CCWCIRCLE X1.5 Y0.5 I0 J0.5
  • N03 MOVE X1.5 Y1.5
  • N04 CCWCIRCLE X1.0 Y2.0 I-0.5 J0
  • 05 MOVE X0 Y2.0
  • N06 CCWCIRCLE X-0.5 Y1.5 I0 J-0.5
  • N07 MOVE Y0.5
  • N08 CCWCIRCLE X0 Y0 I0.5 J0
  • N09 END

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With the included G-CODES FILE INTERPRETER, the MASTER software can run files generated by many advanced CAM software packages, like VisualMill CAM which uses solids and surface machining technology. Or, use others like MASTERCAM, SURFCAM, RHINO, ARTCAM etc. All you need to do is setup your post-processor to match the CNC Masters Milling Machine, and you will be able to machine the most complex surface program that your machining requires. The maximum file size will be controlled by the storage space available on the hard drive of the host computer. With the MASTER editor you can create, edit, load, or mix G-codes with the MASTER command language.

See how the Master Software interprets G-codes using Rhino CAD and VisualMill CAM optional software.

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These pictures were given to us by one of our many satisfied customers using a CAD-CAM to machine a motorcycle part on the CNC Jr. Table Top Milling Machine.

The Master Software supports these standard G-Codes and M-codes:

  • G00 = Position (Fast speed)
  • G01 = Linear interpolation (Feed speed)
  • G02 = Circular interpolation (CW)
  • G03 = Circular Counter-clockwise interpolation (CCW)
    • Format: X__Y__I__J__ I,J are relative distance from start to center. Incremental Z can be added for helical designs.
  • G17 = Cancels G60 Command
  • G40 = Cancels G41 and/or G42
  • G41 = Tool Radius compensation left
  • G42 = Tool Radius compensation right
  • G60 = Switch data from Y to W * radius factor
  • G70 = Input in inches
  • G71 = Input in millimeters
  • G73 = High-Speed Peck Drilling Cycle
  • G81 = Drilling Cycle
  • G82 = Counter Boring Cycle
  • G80 = Cancel Cycle
  • G83 = Deep Hole Peck Drilling Cycle
  • G90 = Absolute move (Modal)
  • G91 = Relative/Incremental move (Modal)
  • M00 = Pause
  • M03 = Spindle on
  • M04 = Spindle on reverse/li>
  • M05 = Spindle off
  • M08 = Coolant on
  • M09 = Coolant off
  • M30 = End program

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Below is an engraving of a “ship” drawn out from a CAD software and toolpaths (G-codes) generated from a CAM software. The DRAW feature on the Master Software allows the user to verify that the G-codes generated are interpreted correctly before machining the part.

In this image we show a helical type male threading program generated by a CAD-CAM with the use of conversational sub-routine CALL commands that comes with the Master Software:

  • N05 G00 X1 Y1.2480 Z0
  • N09 END
  • N10 THREAD
  • N11 G90
  • N12 G02 X1 Y1.2480 Z-0.5 I1.0000 J0.0000 F5
  • N13 END

A testimonial from our customers, Holgate Enterprises in Florida using a CAD-CAM software on his CNC Supra Mill:


I wrote the program on BOBCAD. It was a little tricky but basically I used it for a training exercise kinda like mountain climbing! Bobcad uses what they call “Solids”. Under this category are “Primitives”. There are five choices of these primitives: Sphere, Cube, Cone, Cylinder and Torus.

When using these, you must (always) instruct the program the size of these”parts”. A chain is made up basically of Torus’s and Cylinders. The torus being the ends (left and right) and the center portion is the cylinders. Unfortunately, the program will not write a half a torus. However, one can draw the whole torus and then”erase” half of it. After the first “Link” is successfully drawn and verified using the “render” command, then its just a matter of copying the link, pasting it (in the correct numerical distance to the right), rotating it 90 degrees (every other link is either vertical or horizontal.) and so on.

Upon completion, it has to be rotated every 90 degrees and ran again until the four quadrants are completed. Also, if you examine the picture, at the corners the two vertical sides finish with a half link turned 90 degrees and the top and bottom ones (shorter) must “meet” these corners too. So, as you can imagine, it was a real task and involved large degrees of visualization and so forth.

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  • The MAX CNC mill is designed to work with 32 or 64 bit operating systems: Windows 7, 8, or Windows XP Pro with SP3 through your standard USB port.
  • The Max features powerful X, Y, and Z-axis micro-stepper motors are size 34 with 1200 in/oz. of torque. Stronger torque coupled with micro-stepping motion allows the CNC Max mill to perform accurately without losing steps.
  • The minimum possible motion for the MAX CNC mill is .0002″ with a minimum speed of 0.5″ per minute. The maximum speed is 100″ per minute on your Rapid Settings with ramp down effect to keep the machine from jerking.
  • Full 3 Axis or optional 4 Axis coordinated motion control on bipolar motors–far superior over unipolar technology when it comes to torque and power. True Interpolation!
  • X travel 21.5″ by Y travel 10.5″
  • 2 HP speed up to 4500 RPMs. Two step pulley and belt combination.
  • Head tilts for angled drilling, horizontal milling, slotting and more
  • This CNC Mill features dovetail ways with tapered gibs on the column, X table, and Y saddle for precision alignment and movement
  • One-Shot Oil Lube on all dovetail ways
  • Hand-Wheels on each axis for manual option machining with “motor disengage” feature to retain computer spindle speed control for the cnc mill
  • The MAX CNC Mill also features X, Y, & Z Axes Zero Backlash Ball Screws with pre-loaded ball nuts to eliminate play on the table, saddle, and quill travel while providing precision machining down to +/- 0.00025″ in one inch. These custom-made precision ball screws allow for precise conventional and climb milling operations and accurate circular and contour cuts without time consuming setups.
  • X & Y Direct Drives–no timing belts to adjust. This results in smoother operations and ensures accuracy unlike pulley and belt drive methods which can cause the belt to buckle causing inaccurate results. This unique design of direct drive keeps the user without having the need to change the belt or adjust as it wears down.
  • This CNC mill machine features Home Reference Sensors on the X, Y, & Z which saves your home/zero position as the first line of your program. This feature allows you to quickly return to the home position on any program without having to manually zero your three axes again.
  • Limit Switches on all opposite extreme ends of X, Y, & Z travel allowing you to confidently test your program without having to worry about an axis travel to its end and causing damage to machine.
  • Tool Height Compensation with Automatic Quill Retraction for easy R8 collet tool change
  • Tool Cutter Radius Offset Compensation
  • Run your tool path from any line on your program
  • Easy to Use Jogging Features and Feed Control by pc mouse or keyboard
  • Jog-Input (Teach Mode) Command automatically writes each line of your tool path as you manually jog each axis by pc mouse, keyboard, or the optional hand held remote control joystick to save as a program for repeat use.
  • Software Power Feed capabilities on X, Y, Z, and W with one click of the pc mouse for exact relative driving distance.
  • Hooks up to your PC, comes pre-built from the factory, and is completely tested before shipping out from our USA based facility in California.
  • Pre-engineered for you when it comes to pitch and resolution. No axis or motor tuning needed at setup. No additional parameters set-up required. Display resolution is 0.0001 micro-stepping travel. Just start using it.
  • Runs files from popular CAD-CAMs that produce standard G-Codes such as Mastercam, Surfcam, etc to your cnc mill and engrave intricate and detailed parts.
  • Easily build a file of commands to machine simple parts such as drilling operations without the need to learn a CAD-CAM software.
  • Digital Read Out Display of your X, Y, Z, (and optional W) counters on your computer screen in INCHES or METRIC using your pc mouse, keyboard, or our optional Hand Held Remote Control.
  • Can add fourth axis, engraving attachment, coolant, quick tool change, and splash guard shield from our line of accessories to the MAX CNC Mill
  • Computer Controlled Variable Spindle Speed two step pulley system with one belt to change speeds quickly while retaining torque. Program your spindle’s speed in the Master Software through M-codes, simple English conversational commands, or on/off with your pc mouse. It also allows you to disengage power from the axis motors to allow for manual machining while still retaining computer control of the spindle.
  • This CNC mill features a user-friendly setup for any beginner or experienced machinist. Easy to learn and operate. See our testimonials.
  • The MAX CNC Mill is backed by our CNC MASTERS ONE YEAR WARRANTY or extend it for two more years.
  • Unlimited “life-long” operational Tech Support step-by-step trouble shooting and walk-through process by email or phone support Monday-Friday PST during normal business hours for as long as your company owns the machine.
  • Easy to repair, replace parts, and maintain unlike costly servo systems that need to be serviced by a trained technician.
  • Free Master Operating Software Updates for as long as the hardware can support it.
  • Discounted Prices for Existing Customers of CNC MASTERS. Check out our MAX CNC Mill Package Prices!


CNC Masters is proud to present the next generation in CNC milling technology: The CNC Max. The first of its kind to have ball screw accuracy in all three axes.

The CNC Max is powered by 2 horse power computer controlled variable speed motor capable of 4500 RPMs and employs true bail screw accuracy with our propriety Z Axis quill head design. Our exclusive and propriety hand-held remote control option provides you greater ease in controlling the CNC Max during initial setup. The hand held remote allows you to jog your axes while keeping continuous sight of your part.

The CNC Max is durable and precise with a cast-iron body and dovetail ways on the square column for precise vertical alignment. The CNC Max Milling Machine has the performance of larger CNC models but in a convenient table top form. The CNC Max. CNC Masters, Southern California, (877) 262-8895 or contact us at

Control Unit

MAX® CNC Mill Control Unit

The Control Unit is a microcomputer based micro-stepper motor driver with 4D interpolation capabilities. It accepts motion commands from your host computer through a standard USB port, making it easier for the user to connect to his computer in the industry. The Control Unit can drive up to 4 motors. The Control Unit is mounted directly on the back of your CNC Baron Mill out of your work space unlike other models that require a separate stand. Other optional outputs are the coolant, and spindle controls. The power requirement are 5 amperes at 115VAC.

Upon request for international orders, we can re-wire the Control Unit to meet 220-240vac standards at no extra charge.

Tech Specs

CNC MAX® Machine Specifications

ModelMAX CNC Mill
X Axis: Left/Right Table Travel 21.5" (546 mm)
Y Axis: Front/Back Saddle Travel 10.5" (266.7 mm)
Z Axis: Spindle Up/Down Travel 4.5" (114.3 mm)
Maximum Distance from Spindle Nose to Table 18" (450 mm)
Swivel Angle of Headstock at Perpendicular Direction +/- 90 Degrees
Drilling Capacity .75" (19.05 mm)
Face Mill Capacity 3” (76.2 mm)
End Mill Capacity.75" (19.05mm)
Working Area of Table - Table Specs with T-Slots31.5" x 9.5" (800 mm x 240 mm)
Spindle TaperR8 Collet
Spindle Motor and Power – Computer Variable Spindle Control 2 HP; 208, 220-240vac single phase
Spindle 6 Speeds Gear Head with Oil Bath for Stronger Torque 60 HZ: 1680, 4500 RPMs
50 HZ: 1360, 3640 RPMs
Limit Switches on Opposite Ends of Travel X Y Z
Max Rapid on X Y Z 100 IPM (2540 mm/m)
One-Shot Oil Pump Lubricates Dovetail Ways, Tapered Gibs, and Quill
Machine Body and Head Cast Iron
Computer Connection USB Port, Windows PC 32/64 bit XPpro, 7, 8
X Y Z W Stepper Motors NEMA 34, Bi-Polar, 1200 in/oz of torque
Overall Length w/out X motor (left end of table to right end) 35.375” (898.525 mm)
Overall Width w/out controllers and Y motor (front to back of machine) 30.625" (777.875 mm)
Overall Length (left end of table to right end of X motor handle) 42” (1067 mm)
Overall Width (back of machine with controllers to front end of Y motor handle) 44" (1118 mm)
Machine Height (without machine stand) 42” (1060 mm)
Machine Stand Height 27.75” (704.85 mm)
Machine Stand Chip Pan36.625” x 23.625” x 4.25” deep (930.275 mm x 676.275 mm x 107.95 mm deep)
Machine Base 4 Bolt Pattern to Stand 13” x 25” (330.2 mm x 635 mm)
Max Movement Area 62.5" (1587.5 mm) x 44" (1117.6 mm)
Weight 900 lbs.

Machine Power Requirements

110VAC dedicated circuit with a NEMA 5-15R
208, 220 to 240 VAC, single phase with ground @ 15 amp service required

CNC MAX Machine Tolerances

Accuracy+/- 0.003" in 12" (+/- 0.00025 per inch)
Resolution0.0002" (or .01 mm)

NOTE: The CNC Mill Control Unit is available in either 110 or 220VAC models. The 110 VAC model will be shipped unless otherwise requested.


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