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24'' of Y capacity, numerous automatic alignment features and Virtual Zero software give the Piranha XL a powerful bite.

CNC Piranha XL® Base Model

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The additional Y capacity of the CNC Piranha XL® brings it one step closer to a full-sized CNC, while still maintaining its attractive price. With a Y travel of 24'', it's perfect for projects like carvings, plaques, ornamental boxes and precision parts machined from wood, soft metals, or plastics. The Z travel is also increased from previous models to 4'' for additional thickness capacity. XY homing capability make setups easier than ever. The Piranha XL also ships standard with Virtual Zero software, which maps the surface of your workpiece for unerring accuracy. 3D carving capability, complete with a 3D models library, gives you the ability to carve expensive corbels and cut intricate inlays or engravings. With its slim profile, the entire machine can easily fit onto one end of your workbench. To use, just design your work with the included VCarve Desktop V9.5 Design software on a PC computer with a USB 2.0 port (not included). Save the program directly to a USB flash drive, plug it into the pendant, select your file, and hit the run button. Thanks to this file transfer system, there is no need to subject your computer to a dusty shop environment.

  • Virtual Zero software "maps" the surface of your table or workpiece and uses the map as a dynamic reference point. This virtually eliminates problems caused by warped or bowed work pieces
  • Touch-screen pendant controlled software package with color graphics
  • X & Y homing capability
  • Aluminum interlocking table with T-track slots for firm, flexible clamping
  • Color touch-screen pendant controller system for ease of use
  • VCarve Desktop V9.5 Design software offers a versatile, user-friendly interface
  • Includes V-groove router bit and two hold-down clamps
  • Ships fully assembled so you can get started right away!
  • Requires a PC computer with USB 2.0 port (not included)
  • Requires a Bosch, Dewalt, Porter Cable, or similar style palm router (sold separately)
  • There is an additional $65.00 shipping charge for this item.
  • Requires a Bosch, Dewalt, Porter-Cable or similar style Palm router (sold separately).
  • Included router clamp fits the Bosch router; Dewalt and Porter-Cable compact routers.
  • If you have received prior versions of VCarve, they are upgradeable to version 9.0.
  • Must be shipped within 48 Contiguous United States.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 7 business days
  • 15% Restocking fee on all CNC Shark returns.
  • Please call customer service before returning product.
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) CNC Piranha XL Base Model
(1) V-Groove Router Bit
(2) Hold-down clamps
(1) Touch Screen Controller
(1) VCarve Desktop V9.5 Design Software Package
(1) Vector Art 3D Sampler Pack
(1) Instruction Manual (2) Compact router clamps
More Information
Brand Next Wave
Manufacturer Part Number 10014
Weight 55.5000
Tech Spec
  • Table dimensions: 12'' x 30''
  • XYZ travel: 12'' x 24'' x 4''
  • Overall dimensions: 19-1/2'' W x 30-1/2'' L x 24'' H
  • Made in USA
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Piranha XL
first time working with a CNC machine it works just like expected.
The software has a learning curve but the training videos that come with the software really helps you get started. I am very pleased with my purchase and would recommend to anyone wanting to try CNC.
February 26, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I would highly recommend this cnc, it has done everything that I asked it to do. The software takes some getting used to but it is like riding a bike. My only complaint is that it took about 6 weeks to finally show up.
September 27, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great machine, Already making signs.
I've had my XL for just about 2 weeks now. I liked everything about it, but the direction it carved. I'm new to using a CNC machine and didn't realize that it carved in "portrait" and I was wanting to carve signs more in a "landscape" fashion. After some research I was able to make a few changes and get it to carve in the way that I was thinking it should carve.
Design Images from VCarve
Completed Door Signs
CNC Work Bench
Military Challenge Coin holder
October 25, 2016
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Dissatisfaction with Manufacturer and Rockler
I ordered this CNC machine, it said it would be shipped in 7-10 business days. Well next week it will be a month and I still do not have my CNC.
April 21, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
for sign making
Theresa M on Jul 14, 2017
Spent 2 weeks learning the piranha xl that my father has. Loved how it performed!
john S on Apr 21, 2017
for sign making
Theresa M on Jul 14, 2017
Price, quality, software included
Ray M on Jun 2, 2017
Spent 2 weeks learning the piranha xl that my father has. Loved how it performed!
john S on Apr 21, 2017
table size
richard s on Apr 5, 2017
Looked like the best offer for the money.
Paul A on Dec 30, 2016
Researched and feel this is the best fit for what we want to do.
Danny D on Nov 21, 2016
Price, quality, software included
Ray M on Jun 2, 2017
table size
richard s on Apr 5, 2017
Can I take a photograph and add a 3rd dimension to create a 3D image?
mike e on Dec 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is software available for about $100 called Photocarve that works very well with this machine. Once you figure out the software it does an excellent job with photo carving in 3D.
Does this system require any other software such as Mach3 to operate?
dusty miller on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no, it comes with Vcarve Desktop and that is all you need. There are many you tubes how to use the software and Vectric has nunerous tutorials on their webpage.
If I have a piece of 1x8 that is 24" long can I have the machine carve a design in the middle of the board?
Debbie B on Sep 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes , you can. Using the tiling option on Vcarve Desktop. You will have to break down your piece into two separate jobs .make your starting point in the lower left or right corner. You will have to set your piece up as 8 inches wide and 24 inches tall. Vcarve will prompt you to use tiling because the piece is too tall. You will carve your first piece and then reposition you wood for the second cut. Try to break you piece in half so that it is between letters.
What control system is used ? I am familiar with Funac control system used on the Hass Cnc,s in metalworking.
Thomas S on Apr 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Next Wave has their own controller that comes with the machine.
Does the touch plate align the x,y and z axes or only the z axis? How difficult would it be to align without a touch plate?
L R on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Z axis only. It is not difficult to align but life is much easier with the touch plate. For x and y, i always use the lower left corner. You only really need the touch plate when you use more than one bit on a project, which is all the time for 3d carvings. Roughing, detail, and cut out. I used a toilet mounting stud (new, of coarse) with a washer locked in by two nuts for over a year. Easy but always adjusting for depth. Get the touch plate for a much quickier turn around. I am glad I got it!
Will this carve guitar bodies?
Douglas S on Apr 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You would have to do the body in 2 pieces. The size it will handle is 12"x 24"
Does this unit have scanner capabilities ?
Deanna K on Nov 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There is a module that came with my unit that you put in the router and is has a probe that will map the object you put under it and create or save program so you can duplicate the object. I have not tried as I am to busy making sawdust.
Can i use the water cooled spindle on this machine?
Stan W on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would think it would be too heavy.
Can it carve guitar bodies and necks?
Codeman on Dec 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The biggest project you can make is 12x24 and you would have to have it on the table just right.
I have AutoCad 2008. Can I input a drawing to the CNC machine? I make wooden gears, can I input the drawing into the CNC machine? Can the CNC machine cut them out of a 1" thick piece of wood?
nogaps on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would think you could move it to a document file and then load it into the cnc file. The VCarve pro has a gadget program that cuts gears. Yes you can cut 1" deep if you take several passes.
Good luck
The manual says that in order to attach the Sense Probe, I need to press in the steel pin and tighten the bolt, but I can't tell where to press the steel pin into and how it fits on the machine. The pictures don't even show it. Where does it go?
RD C on Mar 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: RD, Sorry I can't help you. I haven't started using mine yet.
Is there a dust collection system?
Larry B on Dec 31, 2018
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