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MakerMade CNC500

Current Price $698.00
Original Price $898.00

MakerMade CNC500

Current Price $698.00
Original Price $898.00

Introducing our compact and versatile MakerMade CNC500 Machine! The 2024 Model is now available!

***Select a Router/Spindle option below, or select "Neither" if you have your own router/spindle that you would like to use.***

The corresponding clamp will be included with Router/Spindle add-on. If you choose the "neither" option and don't already have a clamp or would like an additional clamp, you can add one of the following compatible clamps***

With 500mm of working space, this compact machine is designed to perform precise cuts, drills, and carving. The MM CNC500 is built to last and can handle all your creative ideas and turn them into reality.

Features a 3-axis motion control that gives you the power to create intricate and unique designs easily. The powerful stepper motor has been developed to perform high-speed cuts to maximize efficiency and precision.

The MakerMade CNC500 is easy to use and easy to set up. With its simple interface and controls, you'll be cutting in no time. Compact, simple, and quiet, perfect for any workspace.

Whether you're a DIY enthusiast, a certified Maker, or simply looking for a powerful and versatile tool for your workshop, this compact CNC machine is perfect for you.

Need a 65mm router? Checkout the MakerMade CNC Router

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Technology: CNC Cutting/Routing (Computer Numerical Controlled) 

Cutting Volume: 500 mm x 500 mm x 50 mm (19.5 in x 19.5 in x 2 in) 

Maximum Cutting Speed: Up to 800 mm per minute (31.5 in per minute) 

Material compatibility: Hardwoods, Plywood, MDF, Laminate, Hard Plastics (acrylic, nylon, uPVC, hard PVC), Soft Plastics (polycarbonate, polyethylene, soft PVC), thin sheet aluminum 

Router Bit Compatibility: Any drill, milling, or specialty bit that is compatible with your router 

Router Bit Size: 1/8 in-1/2 in (Depending on router used) 

Router Specifics: Based on router used, see our recommend router list for individual differences 

Accuracy: Less than 1 mm variance  


Weight: 60lbs (27.2 kg) 

Package Size: 30 in x 1in x 14 in (L x W x H) 

Construction: Aluminum with a steel lead screw, MDF waste board 

X,Y, and Z motors: Industrial Drive Motors 

Max Plunge Depth: 50 mm (2 in) 

Router Clamp: Clamp included with Spindle (45 mm) or MakerMade router (65 mm) purchase 

Z-Axis: 95 mm travel 

Router: See manufacturer specifications 


Power: 5 amp power supply 

Arduino: MKS DLC-32 

Firmware: MKS-DLC 32 Firmware 

Connectivity: micro USBWifi 

Router: See manufacturer specifications 


File Format: Gcode

Included with the CNC500

1-Year Limited Warranty 

Guides, videos, online resources, and community 

Tools for Kit Assembly 

US Power Cord  

Support by MakerMade 

Customer Reviews
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michael i.
United States United States

Great Machine - Need more documentation

I think I like the machine but I am not sure yet because due to little documentation, I’ve wasted over a week of my time and my paid assistant’s time trying to get it to complete one small item in plywood. Better documentation would have saved a lot of time or phone support. I cannot recommend it to anyone who is not tech savvy. Very disappointed.

United States United States

Say NO to the spindle and yes to a Router

Played with this CNC for like a month with a spindle. I had fun but it didn't come alive until I added the 1 hp bosch router. BTW their clamp does not work unless you get longer screws. as soon as the router fired up at 35000 rpm, I knew this lil CNC would eat anything . You still can't use the full feed rates of your bits. 72 in/m on x/y and 30 on Z. Slow on steady wins the carve. I agree with other reviewer that the screen mount blows. Cheap fans sometimes would make you wanna throw it out the garage door. Z AXIS needs LOCKTITE and the more locktite. comes loose monthly. GOT CHATTER check that z axis.

France France

Update from 2023 model to 2024 model

The Z axis seems to be totally re-designed -- what are the changes between 2023 initial model (I got - in 2024!) and the 2024 model (now advertised as such) ?? Are there plans for an upgrade set from 2023 to 2024?

John SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Product is great, I own several Maker products. I just wish they would resolve their shipping issues. This is the second order where I haven’t received the full order and have to wait to use my new product.

United States United States

Mini CNC500 | Nice Machine

I was one of the first to pre-order the machine, and it took longer than expected to be shipped. After a few emails to the support team it was received. It came in a nice box, well packaged, with everything you needed (the Maker Router came in a separate package, any other accessories will be sent separately as well I guess). I used the PDF document that they provided via email with the instructions to assemble it. I had no problems, one or another screw needed adjustment, the rest was easy (Take your time). For the price, it is a pretty solid entry-level piece of equipment. It's not 100% perfect, but it works so far. I hope they continue making updates to improve it and provide accessories such as a Z Probe, dust collecting, etc. Really happy with the purchase.

Steve T.
United States United States

CNC 500

I like the CNC 500. I had a few question on setup, there needs to be an update of the build instructions. Very little concerning wireing. I found a couple of loose screws. The most problematic were on the Z-access screws. They need locktite .

United States United States

haven't tried yet but had fund trying to assemble.

I preordered to have by Xmas only to later find out the ones that ordered the millie motor had to wait until 12-25 to 1-1 that turned into late January. The instructions given over email by the company seems to be from an earlier iteration as there was some minor differences. the two ribbon cables that connect to the display aren't labeled and they connect side by side. no instructions on this issue in the instructions. I completed up until the milli motor install as shown on the manual. then the millie comes it and its different than what's advertised and shown in the book. the new set up is better but it wasn't clear at first what to do. because the millie now comes with a housing and mounted to a bracket clamp. I had to remove the original millie bracket and mount the millie as if I was going to put on the clamp for a big router. The y cable was misrouted and has to be rerouted so the cutting board doesn't pinch the cable or you have to notch out the corner of the cutting board to allow the cable to run through without pinching. with there was more information on how it connects to a computer instead of just using a sd card.

United States United States

Not too bad

TheCNC500 was easy to assemble even though the instructions list and hardware bags are not the same. The hard home stop on the Y axis does not work. It is too far forward on frame. The E-stop is wired wrong, theE-stop is the power button and the power button does nothing from what I can tell. For what I paid it is fine and it cuts like it should so I'm not going to complain. Oh also check all the per-assembled hardware to make sure it is tight. I had bolts falling out of the Z axis on the first cut run.


Still happy

Seems to be a solid machine haven't been able to use it since the bits i ordered at the same time aren't here yet. looking forward to seeing what i can make and do as i learn

Greg SVG verified by SHOP
Canada Canada

Haven’t tried it out yet but it’s a solidly constructed machine and the assembly was pretty straightforward!