OpenBuilds Workbee 1050 (40" x 20") CNC

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***Current lead time for machine bundle orders to ship is 2-3 weeks ***

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 varieties and modifications shared.  


 Travel (Work Area) X Axis    12.5" (325mm)
Y Axis    30" (760mm)
Z Axis     4.5" (~122mm)
Overall Machine Base Footprint 40" x 20" (1000mm x 500mm)
Workable Material Height 3.25” ( ~82mm ). Based on a 1/2" spoiler board stack
Drive System: Lead Screw Driven
Machine Accuracy 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 14.5" (370mm), L 39.375" (1000mm)
    • (1) Suitable spindle/router. We recommend the new Router11 router. The Dewalt DWP611 router is also a very popular choice.
    • Assorted end mills/router bits
    • Appropriate control software (Openbuilds has free control options available here). 

    Assembly Instructions and Videos:

    • OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 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:

    OpenBuilds XYZ Touch Probe Plus

    Add the OpenBuilds XYZ Touch probe to easily and accurately align your CNC to the workpiece before cutting!

    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)

    OpenBuilds INTERFACE CNC Touch Controller

    Run jobs from a stand alone, plug & play hand-held pendant!

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