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Boasts large capacity, a small footprint, powered spindle, and intuitive software—included dust hood allows attachment to your dust collection system!

CarveWright CX - 3D CNC System with Dust Hood

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A CNC with both large capacity and a small footprint seems like an impossible dream, but the CarveWright CX makes that dream come true. Thanks to the CarveWright's unique conveyor belt system, the machine can accept workpieces up to 12 feet long, despite having a footprint the size of an ordinary planer. Instead of a space-hogging bed and gantry to accommodate large workpieces, the CarveWright features a precision conveyor that moves the workpiece itself past the cutting spindle. Unlike many CNCs, the spindle is also built into the machine, meaning you don't have to purchase a separate router. With the included easy-to-use drag-and-drop software, plus the built-in automated setup features, you can easily create stunning carving projects in very little time. Optional add-on apps can enhance your capabilities, while the CarveWright Pattern Depot gives you access to over 7,000 patterns and projects to download. In addition, this package also includes a dust shroud so you can maximize the air quality in your shop.


  • Intelligent ServoSmart™ Advanced Motion Control system is up to four times faster than stepper CNCs
  • Revolutionary software makes designing simple. Drag, drop, and arrange your designs with ease
  • Included memory card stores your project files and plugs into the CarveWright so your computer can be be kept away from the sawdust—no need for a dedicated CNC computer
  • Software is compatible with both Windows and Mac
  • Machines soft and hard wood, plywood and MDF, heat-resistant plastics, and even foams
  • Patented feed through system retains a small footprint, but machines large projects—up to twelve feet long and fourteen and a half inches wide
  • Tiling Technique lets you splice multiple pieces together to create even larger projects
  • Five feedback sensors tell the machine the size and position of your workpiece for faster setups
  • Intelligent feedback maintains accurate positioning and reports problems instead of crashing or ruining the workpiece
  • The machine measures your workpiece, tells you what bit to put in, and locates all of its index points automatically
  • Pre-calculates backlash and compensates
  • Senses slips and auto-corrects

Package includes a Dust Hood to minimize airborne dust in your shop!

Considering the volume of dust and shavings that the CarveWright CNC is capable of kicking up, you'll be glad to have this simple dust shroud. It attaches easily to the housing of the machine, and features a 2-1/2'' dust port for connection to your dust collection system or shop vacuum.

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
(1) CarveWright CX - 3D CNC System
(1) 1/16'' Solid Carbide Carving Bit
(1) Memory Card Programmer
(1) Memory Card
(1) CarveWright Project Designer Basic Software Package
(50) Sample Patterns
(1) Dust Hood
More Information
Brand CarveWright
Manufacturer Part Number 58494
Weight 76.7500
Tech Spec
  • Maximum Workpiece Length: 12'
  • Maximum Workpiece Height: 5-1/2''
  • Maximum Workpiece Width: 14-1/2''
  • Maximum Encoder Resolution: 0.00003''
  • Spindle Speed: Variable; 20,000 max RPM
  • Carving Speed: 6 ips
  • Jogging Speed: 9.3 ips
  • Chassis Material: Cast aluminum head and trucks
  • Body Material: Painted steel and ABS plastic
  • Conveyer Material: Heavy-duty rubberized PVC
  • Linear Bearings: Double row precision roller bearings
  • CarveTight Spindle Material: Single-piece hardened steel with high-speed phenolic cage bearings
  • Servo Motors: Mabuchi motors with 1296 encoder counts per revolution
  • Compatible File Types: PTN, MPC, MPW
  • Imports File Types: PNG, JPG, GIF, BMP, XPM, MNG (apps available to input STL and DXF)
  • Compatible Operating Systems: Windows (XP+), Mac OS X (10.6+)
  • Storage Temperature: 32° - 105° F
  • Operating Temperature: 50° - 105° F
  • AC Input: 100V, 50 60 Hz
  • Assembled Product Dimensions: 23-1/2''W x 17''D x 15-1/2''H (not including flex-shaft; infeed/outfeed tables folded up)
  • Dust Hood Port Diameter: 2-1/2''
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Greatest thing since white bread. I use it every day.
April 1, 2019
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I absolutely love this machine! It is so fun to use (and amazing!) it has brought my products to a new level! I love being able to design new work and use my photos to carve very impressive pieces!!
July 1, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very simple to use and get to know. It did take a little time as my machine had a broken wire but found it and repaired it in less tha 5 minutes. I would recommend it .
February 13, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Carvewright review
Not worth the money. Have had for about two years and cannot get more than 2 or 3 small signs made before something else breaks. Have more time repairing this thing than using. Finally threw it in the corner of my shop to get it out of my way. Maybe when I get a boat, i can use it for the anchor! Do not buy
April 10, 2019
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
A friend of mine owns this machine, and after seeing the projects he makes and hearing him talk about how well the Carve wright is, I decided to buy one myself.
Rick T on Aug 20, 2018
Read instruction and reviews and decided this is the best machine for me.
Charles S on Jan 22, 2018
A friend of mine owns this machine, and after seeing the projects he makes and hearing him talk about how well the Carve wright is, I decided to buy one myself.
Rick T on Aug 20, 2018
I am not a savvy woodworker and this product will make me a master carver. Thank you
Edward W on Apr 6, 2018
Read instruction and reviews and decided this is the best machine for me.
Charles S on Jan 22, 2018
To further my woodworking
Kenneth M on Dec 23, 2016
I am not a savvy woodworker and this product will make me a master carver. Thank you
Edward W on Apr 6, 2018
To further my woodworking
Kenneth M on Dec 23, 2016
Can i use standard router bits? If so, will it take both 1/4 and 1/2 shank bits?
Willard L on May 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the company has their bits and does not recommend using anything other than their's. Using your own bits will void the warranty, according to the website.
Will it work on pen blanks?
Robert F on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no. if you have the rotary jig, you can carve in the round but don't think it will work with a pen making jig
Is a sensor tool available that allows 3D scanning of an existing carving? Does software provide for making a mirror image of a scanned carving?
Darryl G on Dec 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: scanning probe works up to 1 inch deep with a small amount of draft the carving bit is tapered
Why are the bits to make this work so expensive?
James F on Mar 3, 2018
What is the minimum length work piece that can be used as a blank?
Axle P on Jun 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: 7 inches long.
Is it will work at curved rounded surface?
Alex P on Dec 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: if you are talking about carving in the round, the rotary jig would do it, otherwise the board has to be flat. the board moves back and forth
can the software use solidworks or mastercam data for carving?
Paul D on Nov 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can import 3D models in STL format via the STL Importer software module, vector data via the DXF importer module, and bitmap images can be imported in all versions of the software.
Can this work with other software for true 3 dimensional movements?
A-A-ron on Feb 3, 2018
Can I use a CarveWright to machine aluminum?
DAVID B on Feb 27, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure of that. I have only carved wood and pvc
Can this carv soft metals?
James K on Apr 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I don't know, It might work on something like alumium if you had the right bit. I only have used wood.
Can this cut a 14" X19" Electric Guitar Body?
JAMES N on Nov 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No it cant.
Is this capeable of intricate crown moulding and their many various patterns?
MadHatter on Mar 13, 2019
How thick can the stock be? Thanks’
PaPa Joe on Mar 10, 2019
What size of Carving Bit will it take?
Bobby Joe on Mar 23, 2018
How heavy of a piece can I carve?
Amy S on Jan 17, 2018
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