CNC Product Reviews & Testimonials

Here are just a few examples of what our satisfied customers are saying about our CNC Milling products. These are REAL PICS from REAL CUSTOMERS who have generously gone out of their way to take and send to us to show what they are machining with their CNC MASTERS Milling Machine.

5 Tips for Engraving and Cutting With a CNC Machine

CNC EngravingIf you’re a hobbyist or business owner who does a lot of engraving or cutting, you may already be familiar with the immense potential of CNC machining. Jewelers, gun shops, collectible figurine makers and even engine designers often use CNC mills to perform complex engraving and cutting tasks. But if you’re used to doing this type of work by hand, you may have a few questions about how to get the most out of an automated CNC machine.

Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Choose the Right Cutting Tool

When engraving a thin text pattern, small cutting tools will provide the most accurate results. Cutting tools with wider angles are better suited for engraving larger text patterns. Just like with manual work, it’s important to use the right-size tools to get the best possible results. When carving hard materials, you should typically use the largest cutting angle and tip you can to maximize efficiency.

Be Mindful of Your Spindle Speed

For optimal results, Small shank tools (3.175 mm, 4.0 mm) should be used with low-power spindle motors, and the cutting speed shouldn’t be set too fast to minimize resistance in high-speed milling. To increase speed, high-power motors can use large shank diameter engraving tools.

The Length of Your Cutting Tool Matters, Too

When selecting the appropriate blade length for carving knives, it’s recommended that you add 2-3mm to the measured processing sheet thickness. When cutting acrylic, or when the motor speed is between 18000-24000 RPM, opt for a shorter blade length instead.

A Note on Broken Tools

Assuming there are no problems with the quality of your tools, if your tools are breaking frequently there is probably an issue with the carving settings, such as the rail and motor precision, plate material hardness or fixture issues.

Consider an Engraving Attachment

The optional engraving attachment combined with the 3D machining capabilities of the CNC Jr, Baron or Supra, offers engravers even more creative opportunities. For example, you could scan the autograph of your favorite baseball player and engrave it on a bat, or you could have a pool cue engraved with your own unique design.

To learn more, contact us at CNC Masters today!

Highlighting Several of Our Favorite CNC Machines

CNC Masters recently gained a few new machines that are attention worthy. We wanted to use this post an opportunity to showcase some of their strengths.  Max CNC Mill

Max CNC Mill

Our new CNC MAX is specifically designed for the machinist considering the CNC Baron Mill that 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 on the CNC MAX. The CNC MAX Milling Machine is turn-key, easy to learn, and even easier to operate. This machine also has the durable cast iron body and is designed for more demanding users. It provides more advanced features that emphasize the cutting precision and the ease of use.

CNC Supra Mill CNC Supra Mill

The SUPRA CNC Mill offers Turn-Key Operation for any beginner or experienced machinist who needs a user-friendly, easy-to-use, machine and that needs to cut the parts the same day the unit arrives. This CNC Vertical Knee Mill provides the strength and durability of a manually driven Bridgeport-type vertical knee mill. The ingenuity of this machine delivers intricate and detailed parts through automation technology while giving the operator the option to manually machine simple parts through the use of the axis’ hand wheel. The machine also comes with the software you need to your milling needs without requiring extra software and has a one year warranty.

CNC Baron

CNC Baron Milling MachineOur CNC Baron has been added into our line of CNC milling machines. This machine is designed for the machinist who needs both efficient and compact equipment at an excellent value. It is turn-key, easy to learn, and easy to operate. It has a durable cast iron body without being the size of a larger machine. The small frame is perfect for large and small manufacturing plants, machine shops, and other institutions that require the mass production of a single part. The CNC Baron Milling Machine comes with a one year warranty and we also offer product support for the CNC Baron Mill and its operational software as long as you or your company owns the CNC machine.

CNC JR MillCNC Jr. Table Top Mill

If something essential is missing from your garage or workstation, the CNC JR Mill might be it. Whether you are a hobbyist or a businessman with a small to medium-sized enterprise in need of machine parts, this machine can likely meet your needs. This machine is as powerful as the full sized model but is a smaller size milling machine that comes pre-built and easily hooks up to your computer. The software is easy to use and will help you get projects done faster. This machine comes with a one year warranty.


The 1440 CNC Lathe has the ability to revert to manual control quickly and efficiently, eliminating the need to write a CNC CNC 1440 Turning Center program for short runs. At the same time, its advanced CNC capabilities transform complex turning applications into simple designs that can be programmed and executed accurately many times over on production runs.

For more information on these products, visit CNC Masters.

Why Sheet Metal And CNC Machines Go Hand In Hand

Sheet Metal and CNC MachinesIf you are making a one-off sheet metal project, such as a hobby piece or prototype, CNC machines are just the thing for you. The lineup of machines CNC provides allows you to keep your p roject in-house, preserving trade secrets. They also have a very small footprint, saving you the expense of additional space.

Where CNC machines really start to shine in sheet metal use is when you start to take advantage of our software. CNC Machine Master MX software is included with every purchase of our CNC mills, lathes, and router machines. It runs with most Windows programs from seven on up as well as with a USB port connection, touch screen desktop or laptop PC.

The Master MX comes with wizards to easily generate a file without using CAM software. The MX can also run standard FANUC G-code files from other CAD-CAM software such as MasterCAM, SmartCam, SurfCam, etc.

If you are used to doing your sheet metal machine work manually, CNC equipment has a great track record of helping people transition to software-based machining. CNC machines have brought together the best aspects of manual mills and lathes and integrated them with CNC capabilities. Because of this, many of our customers who were used to manual controls found it easy to learn the ropes of CNC machines.

Don’t believe us? Check out some testimonials.

One great example of very nice sheet metal work using CNC machines is from Creative Sheet Metal Services. Danny Isaacs used the Supra Mill for a cockpit instrument panel that used one-inch thick plate sheet metal.

Whether you are machining car parts, computer parts, of the next great invention of your own imagining, check out CNC’s lineup. We can help you bring your idea and your business into the world.


Handle Your Milling Yourself

Starting a new business, especially one where machining and milling parts is the main function and service, then it can be a very difficult process. You want to make sure all parts you create are completed to the highest standard.

Because this is not just an ordinary business, it’s your livelihood and you want to build a customer base.

Now you might think at first it’s a good idea to have your part created by a third party. And in the beginning, you may not feel like your own milling machine may be worth the investment. This isn’t the case as owning a high-quality and reliable machine has a return on investment (ROI) that is unparalleled.

Mill To Your Standards


Despite the appeal of outsourcing, it actually can turn into quite a nightmare as your orders can be late or the parts are milled incorrectly.

Handle Your Milling Yourself

Invest in your own milling machine. This way you would be able to make sure the work is done the right way the first time. Subsequently you would have the ability to make sure the end results are completed by your deadline.

You could even go as far as to make prototypes before you mass produce. Then if you don’t like the creation, you could go back and make adjustments without having to pay someone else to do it.

CNC Masters offers affordable milling machines and easy to use software to get you the parts you need. Don’t get stuck dealing with an outside party, invest in a milling machine and keep your business running smoothly.

For more information on any of our available products, please feel free to contact us today!

Keep Your Milling Area Protected

Keep Your Milling Area ProtectedUsing a milling machine may get you the part you need with precision cuts, but sometimes it can be a bit messy. You clean try and clean things once everything is done but we are human and there is only so much we will see or be able to clean depending on where the machine is.

To avoid unnecessary spills and debris everywhere, it would be smart to equip your milling machine with a Splash Guard Shield Kit.

Minimize Clean-Up!

With this kit, you will be able to make what you need without having to worry about debris being all over the floor or machine as well as avoiding any potential liquid spills. This would help keep any necessary items uncontaminated as well as leaving you with considerably smaller clean-up.

The kit would also keep you safe if you are working with it as anything that splashes or gets loose would not affect you while working with the machine. It would also reduce the potential of anyone getting debris in their clothing or shoes where it could cause cuts or other injuries.

The splash guard also comes with very simple instructions that will allow you to put it together and mount it in no time at all.

CNC Masters offers high-quality milling machine accessories such as handheld remote controls and shield kits. Let us help keep you safe so you can keep doing your job at the highest level possible. For more information on this or any of our other products, please feel free to contact us today!

When The Pros Need It Cut, They Use CNC Machines!

When The Pros Need It Cut They Use CNC MachinesWe’ve all seen the shows on television where they create cool custom motorcycles and chances are at some point you have seen one in your neighborhood. Many of these have these very intricate and precise cuts and designs that really make you wonder how they were able to do it.

The truth is when it has to be done a certain way the professionals use a CNC machine.

Make Your Bike Look Great!

By using this technology, you not only get a better result but when the motorcycle enthusiast rides it around town, many may ask where he got it done which will drive business.

The machines are able to make the precision cuts because they program used allows its users to tell it exactly where to make the cuts and how to do it. If you are looking to either break in to this type of business or are looking to purchase a new machine, the CNC Jr. Table Top Mill might be what you need.

It has just as much power as a full size model but is smaller so it can fit almost anywhere in your work space. It also comes with easy to use software which will help you get your work done quicker.

CNC Masters offers the best CNC machines whether you are looking to create a custom motorcycle or building something for your home. Our machines will make sure your finished product will have people talking. For more information on our products, please feel free to contact us today!

Put the Milling Power in Your Hands

Put the Milling Power in Your Hands

A milling machine is already an impressive piece of equipment when it comes to cutting parts and other metals to exact specifications. However, nothing is perfect and improvements can be made. Adding an accessory can improve the performance and output of the machines, and even provide better control over your equipment. Something like a hand-held remote control encases all of these aspects.

What Can A Hand-Held Remote Do?

First and foremost, the remote will give any user better functionality, which ultimately will lead to better productivity by the machine. If it were to be used by everyone within the company there’s no telling what level their productivity would reach.

The hand-held remote has several knobs for spindle and feed speed control on the machine, as well as a joystick to jog any of the axes on the milling machines. It also would include a go button to help run the milling program loaded on a host computer.

Just in case of an emergency, the remote comes with a kill button that will immediately stop the program.

Another simple but helpful feature is that it comes with Velcro, ideal for easy mounting and plugs directly into the control unit of the machine. Simply put, the hand-held remote adds not only convenience but time-saving features to any milling machine.

CNC Masters provides the finest milling machines across the country. We also offer numerous accessories for those machines to help them function at the highest level possible. For more information on any of these products, please feel free to contact us today!