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Axiom AutoRoute 8 Pro+ CNC

A truly industrial-quality CNC with a 3-HP liquid-cooled spindle, and 24'' x 48'' of capacity! NEW - 4-AXIS CONTROLLER INCLUDED.

Note: Stand and software sold separately.

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The AutoRoute series of CNC machines from Axiom offers advanced features usually found only on machines in industrial environments, but at consumer-friendly prices. The AutoRoute 8 Pro+ is the largest Pro model. With XYZ travel of 24'' x 48'' x 6'', and a powerful 3HP electro-spindle, it is a large signmaker's delight. A computer need not be attached to the CNC to operate it. Instead, simply transfer your file to the included handheld controller via USB. The RichAuto DSP B18 4-axis controller is an easy-to-use, robust controller with nearly a decade of proven results in demanding applications. It is more stable than a PC, and no updates are required. Every Axiom AutoRoute CNC machine also offers precision ball screws, prismatic guides, robust, rigid steel frames, and interlocking aluminum tables. In addition, the integrated MDF spoil boards promise exacting precision, as they can be milled flat for true perpendicularity with the spindle. Whether you're looking to upgrade your entry-level CNC, or you just want to start out with a machine that promises top-quality results and ease of use, you're sure to be pleased with the AutoRoute series from Axiom.

  • 4th-Axis 'ready' - Pre-wired to accept the new Axiom Rotary Kit
  • Includes powerful 3HP (2.2 KW) Electro Spindle with 1/4'' and 1/2'' ER20 collets
  • Integrated Liquid Cooling System for maximum life even under the most demanding conditions
  • 0-24,000 RPM variable speed control lets you adapt the router speed to the application
  • Features precision ball screws, plus prismatic guides on all axes
  • Welded structural steel frame for less vibration and greater accuracy
  • Interlocking aluminum table accepts T-track accessories
  • Cast gantry supports for maximum rigidity
  • Integrated MDF spoil board can be machined flat for precise perpendicularity with spindle
  • 200 IPM maximum feed rate (3.3'' per second)
  • 6.5'' gantry clearance and 6'' of Z-axis travel for compatibility with tall workpieces
  • Automatic Tool Touch-Off Puck makes it easy to zero out the Z-axis
(1) Axiom AutoRoute 8 Pro+ CNC
(1) 3HP Electro-Motor
(1) 1/4'' ER20 Collet
(1) 1/2'' ER20 Collet
(1) Axiom Industrial CNC Controller with Handheld Control Unit
(1) Tool Touch-Off Puck
Rockler Protection Plan With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 12 months
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Brand Axiom
Weight 330.0000
Tech Spec
  • Table work area: 62.99'' x 28.39'' (1600 x 721 mm)
  • Collet: ER20
  • Collet chuck: 1/4'', 1/2''
  • Height speed spindle: 2.2KW / 7.5A KW
  • Rapid feed rate: 200 IPM (5 MPM)
  • Precision Linear Guideway: X/Y/Z
  • Precision Ball Screw: X/Y/Z
  • Power requirements: 220V, 50"60 Hz, 10A, 1-Phase
  • Working Table: High rigidity interlocking aluminum extrusion
  • Gantry bridge: High rigidity aluminum extrusion
  • Gantry Supports: Gravity cast aluminum alloy
  • Gantry Clearance: 6.5''
  • Machine Base: All welded structural steel frame
  • Machine Footprint: 58.85'' x 30'' (1495 x 770 mm)
  • Floor space requirement: 62.99'' x 37.36'' (1600 x 949 mm)
  • Max. Machine height: 30.27'' (769 mm)
  • Machine Weight 242 lbs. (110 kg)
  • Tool Touch Off Puck: Standard accessory
  • Spindle Cooler System: Standard accessory; forced cooling
  • Controller: Includes RichAuto DSP B18 4-axis CNC motion control system. Supports the standard G code, PLT format instructions; supports domestic and international mainstream CAM software, such as Type3, Art cam, UG, Pro / E, Master CAM, Cimatron, Wentai etc. Comes with USB communications port, file transfer efficiency can be directly read U disk, card reader file, Plug and Play.
  • Warranty: 1 Year
Compatible Software Compatible with Vetric Software (Not Included)
Dimensions 37.36" (W), 62.99" (L), 30.27" (H)
Shank OD 1/4" and 1/2" Collet Chucks
Spindle Speed 0-24000 RPM
CNC Machine Travel 24" (X), 48" (Y), 6" (Z)
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Great machine
I bought the Axiom pro 8 in July of 18. Customer service from Axiom is excellent. My water pump reservoir developed a leak and they immediately sent me a new pump assembly.
This thing is very precise. I have used it to make modified dovetail for drawers to custom signs and plaques. I have milled aluminum and if you have the right bits, no issues. The water cooled spindle is very quiet. A lot quieter than my Bosh. The over head gantry does not flex or give. This is what sold me on the unit. Some of the "less expensive" offerings that can be bought here and else where has a lot of flex. I did not buy the table, I built my own out of 4x4 cedar posts, it does not flex or give. This machine is very heavy, you will need a friend or two in order to unbox it and set it in position. I recommend that you buy the expensive designing software, I bought Aspire. The reason why I'm stating this is, the machine can do whatever you throw at it, but you have to have the software to drive it. Save up and get the Aspire software, its well worth the 2K. I bought the laser along with it, it is awesome. I have had a lot of fun with this machine.
November 26, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Love it
A lot to figure out!
April 25, 2016
over 3 years ago
Excellent machine...has done everything we needed it to do.
October 13, 2015
over 4 years ago
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Why did you choose this?
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This was the type of equipment that was needed to start my small business. It can perform everything that I need to become a successful small business.
LaFerris B on Apr 26, 2016
This was the type of equipment that was needed to start my small business. It can perform everything that I need to become a successful small business.
LaFerris B on Apr 26, 2016
Is there or will there be a lathe attachment for the Axiom AutoRoute 8 CNC like the Next Wave Shark provides?
Rod P on Jun 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Axiom anticipates the launch of their 4th axis kit and controller by July 1, 2017
Is there any way to convert the Axiom to a laser engraver?
Ryan P on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Rockler now offers a laser attachment. Its well worth it.
Has anyone machined brass or bronze material with the Axiom AutoRoute 8 Pro CNC? I am looking to machine a brass concave circular shell that is about 6" to 8" in diameter, one inch deep and maybe 1/16" to 1/8" thick shell. Anyone had experience with something like this on this machine?
Howard on Sep 9, 2016
Is there a digitizer option? Super useful for reproduction and restoration work...
Tim P on Jul 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Currently there is no digitizer option specifically for this product.
Is a laser module available for this machine?
Frank P on Dec 22, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: Yes, Axiom now has a 4.2 watt laser accessory available for their machines.
Where is the Axiom CNC machine made?
A shopper on Apr 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Axiom CNC Machines are designed in the United States and built in Axiom's own facility in Taiwan.
What is the life expectancy of the spindle if only cutting wood? I have used several foreign made spindles that are not good quality.
Troy S on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We have had no problems with the spindle on our Axiom Pro CNC, since we purchased it four months ago. We regularly cut acrylic solid surface material with it (a very hard substance) and, for us, the dust it produces is the major concern which, has occasionally affected the CNC's performance. But so far, apart from that, no other issues have come up. I would think that cutting wood, which is considerably softer than acrylic solid surface, should produce even less dust then our work produces and cause even fewer issues. As far as the life expectancy of the spindle goes I have no idea how long it will last, but again, so far, no problems have been related to it that we have observed. Sincerely hope this is helpful.
Does any Rockler have these Axiom CNC machines on display? I am interested in purchasing one, but I don't see one at my local store.
A shopper on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact your local Rockler store to determine which CNC machines are on display there, or contact our Technical Service department at 800-260-9663.
Were can I see this running?
Saw man on Mar 25, 2017
Is this capable of working with aluminum as well as wood??
Mark S on Aug 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Absolutely. All the bits I've bought are good for several materials including aluminum. All that changes are the feed rate and speeds.
I inadvertently cut through one of my aluminum clamps and the cut was flawless!
Axiom is more expensive than similar Shark units, and does not include software. Is self-contained spindle cooler, 1/2" collet and better component quality worth the additional cost?
Holland W on Jan 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Without a doubt. The 1/2 collet and 1/4 collet gives you versatility to use a large variety of bits including the majority of the bits large industrial sized machines use. The self contained spindle cooler keeps spindle cool and reduces likelihood of damage. Axiom also has excellent customer service!
Is the CNC compatible with any G-Code generating software (i.e. Mastercam or AutoCAD Fusion)?
Ray L on Aug 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The machine uses a pretty generic G-Code. You will have to check with Mastercam or AutoCAD fusion to see if they have a post processor that will work for the machine. The VCarve-pro software we purchased with the machine already had a post processor that worked for our machine.
is this Axiom machine compatible with Aspire software?
Mario B on Mar 13, 2019
CNC 8 PRO is it a 110 or 220 volt machine? Do you have picture of the power plug? Thanks
Frank V on Apr 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 220 volt
Right pole is horizontal
Left pole is vertical
Ground pole is round
Looks like regular 3 prong plug but one pole horizontal
CHCShark comes with the control software (I am not talking about vcarve for designing). What software does this machine come with to use as control software, to load gcode and run it?
Mark M on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The post processor is Axiom HHC CNC.
what is the maximum distance from table surface to the bottom of the collet chuck?
Gary C on Sep 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: From the surface of the spoilboard to the gantry is 6". The Z clearance from collet to spoilboard is also 6".