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CarveWright CX - 3D CNC System with Dust Hood and Sign Maker Accessory Box

Boasts large capacity, a small footprint and a powered spindle—accessory box includes a wide variety of bits, a sanding mop and advanced software.
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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 with a 2-1/2'' dust port for connection to your dust collection system or shop vacuum.

  • 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 the Sign Maker Accessory Box, boasting a wide selection of router bits, a sanding mop and advanced software features!

The Sign Maker Accessory Box includes the 6-piece BASIC Cutting & Carving Router Bit Set and 11-Piece Full Decorative Router Bit Set plus the 240-Grit Double Sanding Mop, and Project Designer PRO 3 with a trio of add-on modules useful for making signs: Centerline Text, Conforming Vectors, and the Keyhole Function with Router Bit.

The BASIC Cutting and Carving Bit Set features six top-quality solid carbide bits designed for durability and precision. Each bit (except for the 1/16'' cutting bit) features a 1/4'' shank that is permanently fitted with a CarveTight adapter for a slip-free fit.

The bits in the 11-piece Full Decorative Bit Set set are carbide-tipped. Use them for a variety of decorative effects, dados, recesses and edge profiles. The set also includes a 1/4'' Split Collet and 11 rubber stop collars, necessary for installation in the CarveTight spindle.

The Double Sanding Mop is the ideal tool for quickly and efficiently cleaning up your CNC carvings and other contoured woodworking projects. Simply chuck the mop into a drill press or portable drill to quickly remove machining marks and prepare your projects for finishing. With 3'' of thickness, the double mops are great for larger projects. The included rubber spacers and nylon stabilizers can be rearranged to adjust the softness of the mop.

Project Designer PRO is an upgraded software package that features numerous advanced design tools and uploading capabilities not included in the basic software package. All available add-on modules are also compatible with Designer PRO, three of which are included with the Sign Maker Accessory Box (see below for details).

Features of Designer PRO:

  • Ability to perform two-sided carving
  • Deep carving of up to 2'' deep when used with Long-Reach 1/16'' and 1/8'' Carving Bits
  • Compatible with 1/32'' Carving Bit for the finest detail carving
  • Advanced text controls, including kerning, line spacing and point size per letter/word/line of text
  • Preview text on board while editing
  • Decorate with text to apply to vector path
  • Edit Envelope tool allows you to warp or distort text or patterns
  • Decorate with patterns along a vector path
  • Basic materials (textures) and the ability to manipulate those to create your own unique textures
  • Vector Groups for adding chip carving
  • Centerline Text algorithms rewritten for more efficient and cleaner cut (Centerline Text required)
  • 3D puffing of Raster Text (3d Pattern Modeling Suite required)
  • Open with preview option for patterns and projects
  • Rotate virtual board to view front or back in landscape and portrait
  • Custom feather option
  • Lithopane preview (Open GL 2.1 or higher required)
  • Automatic check for updates option

Add-On Modules included with the Sign Maker Accessory Box:

  • Centerline Text Add-On: The Centerline Text feature adds an additional rout mode for the Text Tool feature. This feature uses the 60° and 90° V-groove bits to follow the center of the letters for a clean engraved, v-cut look.
  • Conforming Vectors: Conforming Vectors allows for v-bit routing along a carved surface. Without Conforming Vectors, these types of routs can only be made on flat surfaces. You can apply the conform feature to any type of vector cut.
  • Keyhole Function with Bit: The Keyhole app allows for plunge cutting keyhole shaped mounting slots in items such as picture frames and plaques. This function includes a 1/4'' shank 3/8'' diameter keyhole bit.
(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

Hardware in Sign Maker Accessory Box:
(1) CarveWright BASIC Cutting and Carving Bit Set (Includes 1/16'' Cutting Bit with 1/4'' Split Collet, 1/16'' Carving Bit, 1/8'' Cutting Bit, 1/8'' Carving Bit, 3/16'' Cutting Bit, 3/16'' Carving Bit, Magnetic Bit Box)
(1) Decorative 11-Piece Bit Set (Includes 60° V-Groove, 90° V-Groove, 1/4'' Diameter Ball Nose, 1/2'' Ball Nose, 3/8'' Straight, 3/8'' Radius Classic Ogee, 1/2'' Radius Classic Ogee, 1/8'' Radius Roman Ogee, 3/16'' Radius Roman Ogee, 1/4'' Radius Roundover, 1/2'' Radius Roundover, 1/4'' Split Collet, (6) 1/4'' Rubber Stop Collars, (5) 1/2'' Rubber Stop Collars)
(1) 240-Grit Double Sanding Mop with Spindle
(1) Keyhole Bit, 1/4'' shank x 3/8'' diameter (for use with Keyhole Function)

Software in Sign Maker Accessory Box:
(1) Project Designer PRO 3 Software Package
(1) Centerline Text Add-On Software Module
(1) Conforming Vectors Add-On Software Module
(1) Keyhole Function
Rockler Protection PlanWith 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.
More Information
Brand CarveWright
Weight 80.9000
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''
4.0 / 5.0
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Carving ability
I have several machines and use them daily, I am always amazed at the detail and ability of such a small platform machine.
The software is expandable allowing us to only have to buy what we needed as we grew with the machine and type of projects we wanted to make. If you are new to CNC routing and carving this is an excellent machine and software to learn and grow with, there is a great online community and tech support to help users through most issues that may arise.
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February 12, 2020
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I’m very happy with this tool. It has served me well with my woodworking hobby. It take some time to carve the workpiece out but the end result is something of beauty.
February 27, 2019
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This is to address the reviewer Michael P.
I'm a representative of CarveWright. We stand behind our product and do everything we can to support our customers. I'm sorry you feel like we haven't helped you through your initial learning phases. We are continuing to grow our support and tutorial documentation to improve those experiences. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance, or visit our searchable support site at
April 10, 2018
This machine does a great job, when it works. It comes with known issues that for some reason the company doesn't think need to be fixed or even addressed until you discover them yourself. The customer support is awful. I called about an issue, one of many, and when I talked with a supervisor, I was made to feel as if the problems with their machine were my fault. My machine was not working for almost a month when I first received it. Then I continued to have problems because their care and maintenance of the machine are vague. When I asked for some compensation for not having a working machine for over a total of 2 months, I was given a $10.00 Christmas ornament pattern. Research what your total investment will be if you decide to buy this machine, you have to buy everything from CarveWright, patterns bits, all add-ons. You can not use your own CNC pattern programs with this machine, you have to figure out how to convert them to this machines program or buy their patterns.
March 24, 2018
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
3d capable
Frederick F on Apr 5, 2020
recommended by store salesman - and seems to be the most versatile of the CNCs available for what I want to do
Nathaniel C on Jan 30, 2018
3d capable
Frederick F on Apr 5, 2020
Value for the money
Chuck C on Feb 16, 2019
recommended by store salesman - and seems to be the most versatile of the CNCs available for what I want to do
Nathaniel C on Jan 30, 2018
Value for the money
Chuck C on Feb 16, 2019
Can I create a design using Inkscape, and save it to transfer to use in the CarveWright CX - 3D CNC System?
Todd G on Nov 28, 2018
Can i cut out a design like a shield, in say a 3/4" thick piece of walnut, and route the design in it also?
Mark M on Jan 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can. For me the hard part is figuring out the soft ware. I have little computer smarts. The machine will do about anything you want. Dave...
Carve Wright and Rockler have sign maker packages but wording and prices differant. Which is better for sign making. Looking buying but unsure where?
Ron C on Apr 22, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have used the sign making bit that came with my CNC but haven't used it enough to give you a definite answer
Is the machine capable of carving on a curved surface such as a wine barrel or bourban barrel stave?
WILLIAM B on Mar 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It will if you want to spend about another $2,000 for the kit that will let you carve on curve surfaces. The machine is able to do a lot, but myself I am having trouble with understanding software. Dave
I bought one second hand and has some issues I would like to know if and where I can send this into to have it refurbished????
Eddie N on May 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The machine should be sent to CarveWright for refurbishing, where it will be repaired and brought back to factory spec. Be advised that, to ensure your machine is properly protected during shipment to / from CarveWright, you should contact CW to obtain the UPS-approved shipping box, in case you didn't get that packaging when you bought your machine. It is my understanding that UPS will not insure your machine against shipping damage unless it is shipped in the approved packaging.