The current lead time is 2 working days.
ABOUT THE OX CNC MACHINE
The Ooznest OX is based on the OX CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew of Openbuilds (www.openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-ox-cnc-machine), and incorporates many upgrades from the Openbuilds community.
The OX Hobby CNC Machine makes full use of the excellent V-Slot Extrusion system. The Y-Axis uses the biggest size available, 20 x 80mm, and the X-Axis has Dual 20 x 60mm’s plus an extra 20 x 40mm for added rigidity. The OX CNC is available in multiple sizes from a small desktop 500x750mm to a giant 1500 x 1500mm.
The OX CNC uses a total of 30 Xtreme Solid V Wheels. These are manufactured from super hard polycarbonate, reducing wheel compression, and keeps wear to a minimum.
The plate designs on the OX Hobby CNC are based on the originals by Mark Carew. However we have added our own touches to increase the performance and design of the CNC Machine. On the Y-Axis we have added an inner wheel brace, which reduces the movement of the wheels, and also helps to shield the wheels from cutting debris. All the plates supplied with OX CNC are manufactured from 6082 Aluminum, then shot blast and anodized in matt black, to give a very sleek finish.
the full kit
Our full kit includes everything you need to build a working CNC Machine apart from the spoiler board. Our OX Kit makes use of the extremely popular Hobby CNC xPro controller. The CNC xPro is a fully featured GRBL Based controller, it comes equipped with four beefy DRV8825’s stepper drivers with enough power to run the 175oz NEMA23 Stepper motors included with the CNC Machine. The CNC xPro paired with the included 24V 350W Power supply and Electronics cooling mounts, ensure for a reliable machine that can easily complete them super long jobs.
For safety, good cable management is essential on a machine like this, and we have it covered. Our kit comes with a complete cable carrier system for the X and Y-Axis.
The optional router mount for our CNC Kit is designed to be compatible with the Dewalt 26200, Bosch Colt, or any other 71mm outer diameter router.
ease of assembly
We are known for making excellent instruction manuals, and the ones with the OX CNC Machine are no different. We have made complete written instruction manuals, with IKEA’eske assembly diagrams. Using our written manuals will make the build a breeze.
If you have any problems along the way, we are available by phone or email to help you. Also the Openbuilds website and forum (www.openbuilds.com) is a invaluable resource for information and assistance. We also have our own Openbuilds forum thread running for people to discuss this CNC kit, please check it out: www.openbuilds.com/ooznest-ox-cnc-machine
made in britain
Us and the OX CNC Machine are a proud member of the Made In Britain Directory. The OX CNC Kit is assembled in our UK Warehouse, and we are always pushing to get more individual parts manufactured in the UK. Currently all the extrusions, wires, and plastic parts are manufactured in Britain. We have built a reputation for excellent customer service, and we aim to keep it, when you contact us you can be 100% sure you will be speaking to someone in our UK Office.
whats in the kit?
The Full Kit includes everything needed to build a working OX CNC Machine except the MDF Spoiler Board. Please see additional extras that can be added in the section below.
All the V-Slot Rails are supplied pre-cut and tapped. The Z-Axis ACME Lead screw is cut to the required length, and slightly filed, to insure a snug fit with the 688zz bearings.
The 500x750mm comes with 1 spoiler board support. Sizes with an X Axis of 750mm come with 2 spoiler board supports. Sizes with an X Axis of 1000mm come with 3 spoiler board supports. Sizes with an X Axis of 1500mm come with 4 spoiler board supports
Please see the tab ‘Software’ above to get an overview of the software provided and not provided with the machine.
To complete the build of this Hobby CNC machine, only simple tools are needed, Allen keys, Screw drivers, and Pliers.
By default the OX doesn’t come with a router mount. The Z-Axis extrusion is 60mm wide, with 3 slots at 20mm spacing, to mount whatever attachment you want, may it be a Spindle, Laser, or something else.
There is three options for the Router Mount. The first is the router mount only, this is a solid aluminium mount designed to work with any 71mm outer diameter router. This includes all the hardware needed to mount it to the machine.
The second option includes the router mount above, plus a DeWalt D26200 as seen in the pictures. This is a 900W Input (620W Output), 16000-27000rpm manual speed compact router, with a 1/4” Collet. Please note we only supply the 240V 3 Pin UK Plug Version.
The third option includes the router mount, DeWalt 26200, and an End Mill Kit. The End Mill Kit consist of 7 end mills, they are 1/4″, 1/8″, 1/16″ end mills in both square end and ball end, and a 90 Degree Engraving Bit. A 1/8″ collet for the Dewalt 26200 is also included.
The same options above are also available for the Makita RT0700CX4 palm router, this is a slightly smaller router, therefore adapters will be provided. The Makita is a 710W Input, 10000-30000rpm manual speed compact router, with a 1/4” Collet. Please note we only supply the 240V 3 Pin UK Plug Version. If the mill kit is chosen a 1/8″ Makita collet will be supplied.
CNC Machining is naturally a messy job, containing and removing the cutting debris with a dust shoe will keep the machine clean and allow it to run much smoother. A cleaner machine will also mean the mechanical parts will wear significantly less. The dust shoe will also create a vacuum environment for the cut, removing chips and thus removing heat, this will improve cutting performance and increase the milling bit life span. If you are considering to use the OX CNC Machine in a production environment we would highly recommend using a dust shoe.
Our split-shoe is specially designed for smaller CNC Machines like the OX, and will clamp around any 71mm outer diameter router, this includes the DeWalt D26200. It has a clear arcylic plate that allows the cut to be viewed during operation, and a 2” brush that magnetically attaches to the upper plate. The removable brush ring allows for quick and easy access to change the bit. The vacuum outlet is 2-1/2”.
All Software Bought With The Machine Is Discounted By 5% From Its Normal Price.
The OX CNC Machine has the following software work flow: CAD → CAM → G-Code Sender.
The G-Code sender takes the file produced from the CAM Software, and sends it to the machine via USB. In addition you can also jog the machine, enter manual commands, and configure the firmware within it. We recommend Universal G-Code Sender, this program is freely available and our instruction manual covers downloading and installing it. Whatever software option you choose (Even ‘None’) this is included.
CAM Software produces G-Code tool paths from your CAD designs. We do not provide CAM Software with the machine, unless chosen as an option. We have tried nearly all the offerings available, and have settled with the software made by Vectric. It is powerful software, but very easy to use. Please see the tab ‘Software’ above to see a breakdown of the different versions available. However the OX is fully compatible with any CAM Software which can export G-Code, this includes free ones like Fusion360 and Sketchucam.
By standard the CNC Machine is connected via a USB Cable. The USB Cable provided is extremely high quality to minimize any external interference. USB Cables work well but can be prone to snagging. On larger machines their limited length can also be an issue.
The bluetooth adapter solves these issues. With the bluetooth adapter connecting to the machine and controlling it, is the same as if there was a USB cable, however there isn’t. Using a USB cable negates the chance of a cable snagging, removes the fears of electrical interference, and allows control of the machine from a more distant computer.
500 x 756mm
750 x 756mm
750 x 1006mm
1000 x 1006mm
1000 x 1506mm
1500 x 1506mm
320 x 525mm
570 x 525mm
570 x 775mm
820 x 775mm
820 x 1275mm
1320 x 1275mm
53mm Travel, 26.5mm Workable depth, with a 12mm spoilerboard.
Drive System – X & Y GT3 Timing Belts. Z ACME Lead Screws
Linear Guides – Polycarbonate wheels on anodised V-Slot Extrusion.
Motors – NEMA23 175oz Stepper Motors (X, Y & Z)
Accuracy 0.10 – 0.20mm
Controller – USB CNC xPro V3 Controller, GRBL 1.1 Firmware, Dual Y-Axis Stepper Drivers.
Power – 24V 350W Output, Switchable 110-220V Input.
Software – Universal G-Code Sender Windows/Mac Compatible.
We would like to give a big thank you to Mark Carew and Openbuilds part store for designing an excellent Hobby CNC Machine and V-Slot system, which they have allowed to be freely shared, remixed, and sold. We would also like to thank the Openbuilds and wider community for sharing their upgrades to make the OX even better.