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OpenBuilds Workbee 1510 (60" x 40") CNC

  • $ 1,499.99

The Workbee (assembly required) is a super strong, accurate and easy to assemble CNC machine!

The Workbee design gains its strength by incorporating a combination of C-Beam Linear Rail with abundant use of the full size Xtreme Solid V wheels! The custom gantry plate design incorporates bolt patterns for use with either belt driven or lead screw driven set-ups on the X and/or Y axis which give you additional options if you decide to change the axis length in the future. It’s a great machine and we're sure you will love it!

The OpenBuilds Workbee is based on the open source Workbee CNC Machine design by Ryan Lock of UK-based Ooznest and has become a favorite on OpenBuilds with many different variations and modifications shared.  


 Travel (Work Area) X Axis    32" (824mm)
Y Axis    50" (1280mm)
Z Axis     3" (~76mm)
Overall Machine Base Footprint ~60" x 40" (1500mm x 1000mm)
Workable Material Height

1.75” ( ~44mm ). Based on a 1/2" spoiler board stack

(The location of the X-axis drive motor and pulley reduce the workable material height from the 3.25" (~82mm) height possible on the Workbee 1050 and 1010 models. It is possible to switch the X-axis of the 1510 to a screw driven set-up like the smaller models and gain additional Z axis travel if you don't exceed 32" on the X-axis) 

Drive System: X/Y-axis           Belt Driven GT3 timing belts
Z-axis              Lead Screw Driven
Machine Accuracy X/Y Axis = 0.003"~0.007" (0.10mm~0.20mm)
Z Axis = 0.001"~0.003" (0.05mm~0.10mm)
Compatible materials for cutting/milling Aluminum, Softwoods/Hardwoods, Acrylic/Plexi-glass, Delrin, HDPE, Foam, and more

    Bundle Includes (depending on options selected):

    • Complete parts list
    • We have our OpenBuilds CNC Bundles shipped to our customers directly from OpenBuilds' warehouse so that our customers always receive the most up to date versions of the kits and components!

    Options Details:

    Other Items Needed (Sold Separately):

    • (1) Spoiler Board H 3/4" (19mm),  W 33.25" (855mm), L 59" (1500mm)
    • (1) Dewalt DWP611 Router (or another suitable spindle/router and compatible mount)
    • Assorted end mills/router bits
    • Appropriate control software (Openbuilds has free control options available here). 

    Assembly Instructions and Videos:

    • OpenBuilds Workbee 1510 NOTE: Although the original Workbee and the OpenBuilds Workbee may look similar the OpenBuilds Workbee incorporates some changes that make it unique in its own way so be sure to follow the OpenBuilds build videos for assembly.

    OpenBuilds Part CAD Models and Drawings 

    Available Upgrades:




    J Tech Photonics All-in-One Laser and Mounting Kit Bundle for OpenBuilds CNC Machines 

    Attach a laser to your LEAD CNC and take your projects to the next level! (Sold separately through J Tech Photonics)

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