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Now includes VCarve Pro 7.0 w/Cut 3-D software package
(over $900 value!), 1/2'' dia. V-groove router bit and two
Bring the speed and precision of computer-controlled
machinery to your
shop with this top value CNC Shark® system! With a table
measuring 15-3/4" x
31-1/2" it’s ideally suited for carvings and machining
operations on a large
variety of signs, doors and other small projects. It boasts
speed, accuracy, and ease of use. With its robust steel and
poly-ethylene construction, it can take accidental impacts
damage or destroy an aluminum or MDF machine.
Clamping Table features two hold-down slots for securing
length of the table. The unit comes with two hold-down
hold-downs are available separately). It is fully compatible
with the Bosch
Colt Palm Router and includes a 1/2" diameter V-groove
router bit. The CNC
Shark also includes the new
version (7.0) of the VCarve Pro w/Cut 3-D software package —
over $900 value. You supply a
PC computer with USB 2.0
port and a Bosch Colt router (router sold separately).
Simply connect the USB
cable to the controller box and the other end to your
compatible with Mac computers).
Made in the U.S.A. Rockler is the exclusive distributor of
this item in the United States.
Don't forget to download your FREE CNC Project Plans
from Woodworker's Journal!
Please note: This item can only be
shipped within the 48 Continental United States. There is a
15% restocking fee on all CNC Shark returns.
, a new website presented by Rockler where CNC
Shark and CNC Shark Pro users can chat together, watch how-
to videos, ask questions, learn from each other and even
show off their CNC Shark projects. Now online - visit today!
Choosing the right CNC Machine for your shop can be
difficult with so many details to sift through. Whether you
are a hobbyist looking to make extravagant gifts or a
to mass produce detailed wood products, Rockler has the
perfect model to fit your needs!
*Longer lengths will require support
beyond the table surface.
16,000 - 35,000 RPM
||1.5 - 2.25 HP
& .50mm (Conical)
||Depends on Material
||PC; Windows XP or Newer
(Excluding Windows 8)
||PC; Windows XP
(w/Latest Service Pack) or Newer
Pro and Cut 3D
||VCarve Pro, Photo
Carve, ARTCAM, BMP,
|VCarve Pro, Photo Carve,
Cut 3D, BobCAD, BobART, Lazy Cam
- Travel: X: 13" Y: 24" Z: 4.5".
- High Speed traverse rate: 200 ipm
- Bearings: 12 precision linear bearing guides (4 on
each axis) for
- Resolution: Full step of 0.0005 inch; at 1/8 step
- 269 oz/in 1.8-degree steppers.
- USB interface with on controller memory storage.
- 5 turn ACME precision modified threaded with acetyl
reducing nuts on all axes.
- 24V Supply to provide full power to the steppers.
- VCarve Pro 7.0 w/Cut 3-D software package included
(over $900 value).
- Includes 1/2'' Dia. V-Groove Router Bit
- Includes two Hold-down Clamps
- Includes mounts for a Bosch Router (Router Motor is
NOT included, sold separately)
- Free downloadable control program included
- One year warranty on parts and labor, special
shipping exclusions apply
- CNC Touch Probe
- Download free project plans from Vectric
here for more detailed information on the CNC Shark Routing
Customer Reviews and Photos for:
CNC Shark Routing System, with New 7.0 Software
(18 customer reviews)
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1) Submitted by
JD Jones, from Greencastle, PA
I've put @ 3,000 hours on my Shark and I'm very happy with it. There were 3 months were I ran it 60+ hours a week without any problems and have made my total investment back (including all the software and 3D models) the first year I owned it. And this is just working part time! I plan on buying additional machines in the future. An excellent product with great support from the manufacturer.
2) Submitted by
Thomas Tramontana, from East Norriton, PA
I received my Shark CNC router about four weeks ago. After a lot of research, I bought the Shark largely on the strength of the reviews I read on here along with its affordability and size. I have not been disappointed. It is as advertised in every way. I bought the 1/4" and 1/8" precision collets for the Colt router although I'm not sure I had to. The 1/8" collet is good for those 1/16" end mills that are so good for details. The 5.5 VCarve program can get done almost anything I want to do. If something eventually breaks down, we'll see who will come to my rescue and how helpful they will be. But for now, everything is working perfectly and I am having a ball.
3) Submitted by
Larry Stobbs Jr., from St. Joseph, MO
I bought my Shark earlier this year and it was money well spent. I did a lot of research before the purchase and for a homeowner or a small shop this is the ticket. I used the V-Carve program that came with it and it was easy to learn and a well thought out program. I have also bought the 3D program that is available called Aspire, which is expensive, but I am getting great results. The photo is an Army Seal I did for a veteran recently. I do have a few recommendations for anyone that purchases this. First, the MDF clamping table is ok for when you first start using it and if you make a rookie mistake and cut into it, you are not out much. I bought a laminated birch top that is 1 1/2 inches thick, installed T-tracks in it and took the time to level it to the cutter head. This is important if you are doing very precise work. Second, the collet on the Bosch Router is pretty good, but I bought a precision collet that keeps the bit perfectly centered. Third, get some type of dust collection for the system, an enclosure is easy to add but it needs to be on the machine. I orignally did not worry about anything but the computer and controller so I enclosed them to keep out dust. The problem I found out is that even though the Colt Router is excellent, the machine produces very fine dust when working with walnut and cherry and those fine particles were getting sucked into the router. I have had the bearing replaced on two routers so far due to dust getting in and am working on an enclosure now that I can hook up to my dust collection. Keep in mind, I run my Shark almost everyday, so this may not be an issue for most, but if the router acts like it is underpowered, this is probably the reason. One last point that several have addressed before, I bought the smaller version and now I which I had bought the larger one because you will end up wanting to make bigger projects. I plan on buying another one of these in the next year or two as an additional machine.
4) Submitted by
Caleb Dawson, from Troy, AL
The car model in the picture below took several days to machine on the CNC Shark but I am happy with how it turned out. The learning curve on the CNC Shark is relatively steep but the results are worth it. I would like to add a physical E-stop switch on the machine itself and the control software could use a few usability tweaks.
I have been using the CNC Shark for about 18 months. It's a good value-especially compared to my experience with another, more complicated, less capable carving machine. The CNC Shark is well built and designed to withstand the rookie mistakes that users like me will inevitably make. I'm glad I bought it.
more pictures of the car model at:
5) Submitted by
Anthony, from Bemidji, MN
When placing my order, I chose the cheapest, slowest method of delivery. I received my shark about one and a half days later. Though I can't rate the product itself yet, Rockler did such an excellent job shipping the machine that I had to drop a comment. Absolutely excellent and extremely fast delivery.
6) Submitted by
Bob Hartig, from Sheboygan, WI
I continue to have fun with this machine. Instead of writing a thousand word review, I'm sending this picture of my latest CNC project. All parts were cut on the Shark. The wood gear clock was intended to be made using a scroll saw. It was easy to use the Vectric software to adapt the plans for cnc cutting. All cuts and holes were made using a 1/8" up spiral bit.
Wooden gear clock
7) Submitted by
Bob Hartig, from Sheboygan, WI
I'm still having fun with my Shark. Because of all the sawdust generated, I have been trying different methods of dust collection. This dust foot and vacuum hose suspension has been working out great. The 4" hose is from Rockler. I chose it because of its flexibility. There is no pressure or resistance to gantry movement. The dust foot is a shop build. I used bristle clumps removed from a bench brush. There is no problem with the brushes riding over clamps. About 90 percent of the dust is captured.
Editor's Note: Please be aware of two issues that may arise from this arrangement - first, we do know of at least one instance where a dust hose connected to a Shark was responsible for repeatedly damaging one of the stepper motors; static charge building up on the outside of the hose was discharging to the motor and/or motor cabling. Second, any additional weight added to the head may throw the bit axis off of vertical, affecting cut accuracy; and the additional torque from the weight may also cause undue wear on the Shark itself. The farther the weight is from the gantry guide rods, the more torque will be exerted, and the risk becomes greater.
(We have contacted Bob and alerted him to these possible risks).
Dust foot and vacuum hose
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