Turn Your Workbench Into A Business - Shapeoko 5 Pro

Shapeoko 5 Pro is a high-performance CNC Router that comes with everything you need to accurately cut wood, plastic, and aluminum so you can turn your workbench into a business.
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Shapeoko 5 Pro Sizes

Shapeoko 5 Pro 2x2
24.53" (X) x 24.53" (Y)
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Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x2
48.7" (X) x 24.53" (Y)
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Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x4
48.7" (X) x 48.7" (Y)
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Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC

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Highly Recommended Options
Router - $80
VFD Spindle Kit - $750
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Other Options
Endmill Starter Pack - $175
Get a Grip Workholding Kit - $48
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Meet Shapeoko 5 Pro

Hybrid Table
Selecting a Table
Cutting Aluminum

High-Performance, Heavy-Duty Motion System

Shapeoko 5 Pro is built from a rigid base, custom extrusions, linear rails, and ballscrews. No round rails, nothing unupported, no belts, leadscrews, or gear racks. You can push the machine harder and get more accurate parts than ever before.

Hybrid Table

Shapeoko 5 Pro is built up from our Hybrid Table. In additon to being a great workholding system, the Hybrid Table gives the Shapeoko 5 Pro a solid foundation on which to build the rest of the machine.

HG-15 Rails

Shapeoko 5 Pro uses HG-15 linear rails on every axis. These rails are built for much larger, heavier machines and they give the Shapeoko 5 Pro its fantastic performance.

The HG-15 rails are sealed and plugged to keep dust away from the bearings themselves, so you get maximum durability in a rough environment.


On the X and Y-axis we use 16mm ballscrews with a 20mm pitch to ensure that we maintain the rapid movement that Shapeoko has always been capable of while adding a ton of rigidity.

Our ballscews include custom-made wipers to remove as much dust as possible to keep your machine working for a long time.

Ballscrew Mounts

Where the ballscrews mount to the machine, we use two angular-contact ball bearings to keep backlash, or any other movement, to a minimum.

HDZ Z-Axis

For the Z-axis we use a 1610 ballscrew so that the machine can easily lift a heavy 80mm spindle. In fact, the entire Z-axis was taken from the Shapeoko HDM, and it's the beefiest Z-axis we've ever made.

Fully Supported Rails

We mount our rails to custom extrusions designed to support the entire length of the rail.

You won't see deflection or twist as the machine moves, so you'll get cleaner cuts with less chatter.

Precision-Machined Extrusions

We don't mount motion hardware to T-slots.

All of our extrusions are precision-machined in-house on industrial machining centers for maximum accuracy.

Optically-Isolated Electronics

Our latest generation of electronics are optically-isolated and now uses a high-quality internal power supply to keep as much noise out of the system as possible.

A Complete CNC Experience

There's a lot that goes into a successful part coming off the mill. You need a great mill, good workholding, easy tool changes, dust collection, training, and a lot more. A lot of machines miss a few of these, so you start up excited then hit roadblock after roadblock. Not with Shapeoko 5. It has everything you need from start to finish.


Shapeoko 5 Pro is based on our Hybrid Table that includes T-slot workholding and a set of clamps to go with it.

Workholding is one of the most challenging parts of CNC, and the Hybrid Table gives you more options than any other system.

Full-Size Sheets

Shapeoko 5 Pro is available in 2 and 4-foot widths, so you can fit standard-sized sheets into the machine without cutting them. There's additional room on either side for clamps to hold everything in place.

The machine is open front-to-back, so you can index larger sheets through the machine.

Bit Setter

Shapeoko 5 Pro includes BitSetter, our system to make tool changes a breeze using a combination of custom hardware and software.

We created BitSetter years ago for our original Nomad Desktop CNC Mill, and it's been a staple of Carbide 3D machines ever since.

Power Pendant

The Power Pendant remotely controls the power to the machine as an emergency stop and gives you a feedhold button if you just want to pause the program.

It's mounted on a 2-meter tether from the electronics, so you can mount the pendant somewhere that's easy for you to reach.

Lighted Gantry

Shapeoko 5 Pro includes LED lighting under the gantry to make it comfortable and easy to see your work.

Dust Collection

You don't want dust and chips getting into precision mechanical parts so dust collection is critical for a CNC router. We include our Sweepy V2 Dust Boot as a simple and effective way to keep your machine clean.

You provide the shop vacuum, and we've got the rest covered.

Gantry Shift for Joinery

If you need to tip up a board for joinery work, like tenons or dovetails, you can shift the gantry forward by 3.2" to give you the clearance you need over the front edge of the table.

Accessory Mount

We know people like to accessorize their machines so we built a custom accessory mount directly into the router mount.

Look for more accessories to mount here in the near future!

Sweepy Pro (OPTIONAL)

If you prefer a fixed Z dust boot, we built the new Z-axis to work with Sweepy Pro.

Video Training Library

You'll have access to a 5-hour video training library that covers everything from how to run your Shapeoko, how to use the design software, and five projects to get you started.

One-on-One Training

Your machine comes with 4, 30-minute video sessions with a Carbide 3D expert to help you get started.

We'll help you get your machine set up, teach you how to use Carbide Create, and/or answer any questions you have about your machine.

30-Day, Mistakes are on Us

For the first 30 days that you own your machine, we'll replace or repair any Carbide 3D-branded item that gets damaged, even if it's your fault!

This is in addition to our standard one-year warranty on all parts and electronics.

We want you to get up and running quickly, without fear. See Warranty information for details.

Make All Kinds Of Projects

Shapeoko 5 Pro can handle just about anything you can throw at it. Feel confident that your projects can get done quickly and with excellent results.

3D Carving

Carve gorgeous projects with ease while maintaining extraordinary detail from edge to edge.

Cut Profiles

Simple 2D profiles are the most basic type of cut, and they're easy with Shapeoko. Our Carbide Create CAD/CAM software makes it easy to pick a vector and optionally add tabs to your parts to keep everything connected.

Cut Pockets

Pockets are tough without a CNC machine. Normally you'd have to freehand them with your router or make a template for the router to follow. Shapeoko and Carbide Create make it easy to pick a depth and a contour to follow.


Inlays add a ton of detail to your products, but they're tough to do by hand. With the accuracy of Shapeoko 5 Pro, you'll be able to make inlays that fit perfectly and with detail that cannot be made by hand.


V-carving takes advantage of the 3-axis motion of Shapeoko 5 Pro to quickly create engraved features that give your projects real depth.


Use our engraving bits to mark tiny details into plastic and metal parts.

Drag Engraving

Drag engraving, using our McEtcher, is a great way to add detail to stone, ceramics, hard plastic, and anodized aluminum.

Fine Details

Even though it's a large machine, Shapeoko 5 Pro is capable of cutting parts with great detail, from tiny pockets to fine engraving.

Shapeoko 5 Pro Specifications

Materials to Cut

All types of wood
Most plastics, including: ABS, Acrylic, Polycarbonate, Delrin, HDPE, PEEK, PVC
Aluminum, Brass, Copper (Some alloys are more suitable for machining)

Size - Shapeoko 5 Pro 2x2

Cutting Area
24.53" (X) x 24.53" (Y) x 4" (Z)
35.5" (X) x 35" (Y) x 21" (Z)

Size - Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x2

Cutting Area
48.7" (X) x 24.53" (Y) x 4" (Z)
60" (X), 35" (Y), 21" (Z)

Size - Shapeoko 5 Pro 4x4

Cutting Area
48.7" (X) x 48.7" (Y) x 4" (Z)
60" (X), 59" (Y), 21" (Z)

Calibration Hardware

Work Zero
(Optional) BitZero V2 work probe
Tool Height
(Included) Shapeoko BitSetter

Hardware Specs

Z Rail / Drivetrain
Heavy-duty aluminum, leadscrew-driven, heavy-duty linear bearings 
X/Y Rails / Drivetrain
Heavy-duty aluminum, driven with 15-mm belt, 15mm linear rails
(Included) T-Slot Table - Highly recommended
Inductive homing switches
Dust Collection
Sweepy 65mm V2 Dust Boot is included with Shapeoko 4

What's Included


Shapeoko 5 Pro
The CNC Machine and power accessories
T-slot Hybrid Table
A customized T-Slot bed and wasteboard with built-in slots to affix workholding. Also comes with starter workholding hardware: 12 x M6 Teez-Nutz T-Nuts and 6x Shapeoko Essentials Clamps
Tool Change Calibration
Shapeoko 5 Pro BitSetter
Assembly tools
Tools to build the Shapeoko 5 Pro
Dust Collection
Sweepy 65mm V2 adapter. Just add your shop vac.

Starter Bits

#201 .25" Flat Endmill


Your choice of Alibre Atom3D, Alibre Design Pro, or Alibre Design Expert
CAM Software
MeshCAM Pro for Alibre for general purpose machining
Carbide Copper is CAM software to let you mill PCBs with your CNC machine.
Simple 2D CAD/CAM
Carbide Create can be used for quick, simple design and milling of 2D designs for when your job doesn't really need a CAD system.
Carbide Motion control software tells the machine how to move based on the gcode you provide from the CAM software.

Warranty, Training, and Support

12-month Manufacturer's Limited Warranty
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Four 30 minute 1-on-1 training sessions with a Carbide 3D expert via video chat
OOPS Guarantee
We want you to jump into your new CNC router without any fear of damaging anything so the manufacturer's warranty includes the following benefit: For the first 30 days that you own your machine, we’ll replace any Carbide 3D-branded item that’s damaged, even if it’s your fault.
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1-on-1 Training
We want you to be successful with your machine. That’s why we offer four 30-minute 1-on-1 training sessions with a Carbide 3D expert via video chat. We’ll help you get your machine up and running, answer any questions you have, and help you get started with your first project.
Unlimited US-Based Support from Carbide3D via email, phone, or video chat. For support related to Alibre CAD products, please contact Alibre.

Made in the USA

Nomad machines are milled and assembled in the USA. Close relationships with local manufacturers allow an extraordinary level of quality control.

Next-Level Woodworking & Light Metal Projects

Shapeoko CNCs are precision workhorses to make 1 or hundreds. Make just about anything out of wood, most plastics, and light metal applications.

Frequently Asked Questions

How big does the table need to be for the machine?

The 'machine footprint' number in the specification shows the actual size of the machine, and that would be a good table size.

Can Shapeoko 5 run 3D toolpaths?

Yes! Shapeoko can run 2D or 3D toolpaths with all motors moving simultaneously.

How loud is Shapeoko?

Shapeoko itself is very quiet. All of the noise comes from the spindle (a trim router) and the shop vacuum.

Can I upgrade the size of my Shapeoko 5 Pro?

You cannot upgrade the size of a Shapeoko 5. Upgrading from one size to another doesn't save much money compared to the price of a new machine.

What spindles can Shapeoko 5 use?

Shapeoko 5 Pro can use any 65mm spindle including the Carbide Compact Router, Makita RT0701C trim router, or our VFD spindle.

Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut wood?

Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut any type of wood from pine, to MDF, to hardwoods like white oak.

Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut plastic?

Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut any common plastic including ABS, acrylic, polycarbonate, Delrin, HDPE, and PEEK

Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut aluminum?

Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut aluminum but it will cut slower than wood and plastic so you'll want to take your time with it.

Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut brass?

Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut brass but it will cut slower than wood, plastic and aluminum so you'll need to take your time with it.

Can Shapeoko 5 Pro cut metal?

Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut brass and aluminum but harder metals, like steel or stainless steel, are not recommended. We have users that have done it, but cutting steel takes a lot more skill and experience.
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