Makers and woodworkers searching for an affordable CNC router might be interested in the LongMill Benchtop which is launched via Kickstarter this week and is now available in three different sizes offering a 12 x 12, 12 x 30 or 30 x 30 inch work area. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the LongMill Benchtop CNC Router designed for the maker, hobbyist woodworker and craftsman.
Featuring large extruded aluminium rails and fully supported Y-axis the CNC router has 1/4″ steel gantries on all axes, and high precision MG-12 type linear guides on the Z-axis. The LongMill is the most powerful CNC router in its class and price point says its designers. Every kit comes with :
– Hardware, rails, lead screws, and gantries
– Motors, drivers, and electronics
– Software (downloadable from our website)
– Instructions (downloadable from our website)
All you need to do is supply your own wasteboard and router of choice, LongMill Benchtop is compatible with Makita RT0700/RT0701, Rigid R2401, Bosch Colt and Dewalt 611.
The development team behind the LongMill CNC router explain more about its inspiration and design. “In 2016, we started Sienci Labs with the goal of making CNC technology more accessible to makers like you. Our first goal was to create a small but powerful open-source desktop CNC kit that was perfect for beginners and people who wanted to explore CNC as a hobby. People loved the Sienci Mill One for it’s simplicity, and affordability, but wanted a way to do larger projects. That’s why we created the LongMill.
Assembly only takes a few hours, and can be done with a set of wrenches, allen keys, and a flat head screwdriver. There is absolutely no soldering. We’ve spent hundreds of hours designing and testing the LongMill to ensure that this machine is easy to put together. If you can put together IKEA furniture, then putting together the LongMill will be a breeze.”