Carbide 3D Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router

The Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router is a heavy-duty machine that is built for productivity and accuracy. It can handle almost any material, from wood to plastic to metal, and comes with a variety of features that make it a convenient CNC experience. The Shapeoko 5 includes a dust boot, Bitsetter, Power Pendant, and more.

  • High performance and accuracy
  • Can cut wood, plastic, and aluminum
  • Comes with everything you need for a convenient CNC experience
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The Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router 

The High-Performance CNC Machine Built to Run All Day, Every Day

The Shapeoko 5 CNC Router maximizes your productivity and profits by delivering a high-quality build that comes with everything you need to accurately cut wood, plastic, and aluminum.

Key Features of the Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router: 

  • Choose your cutting size: 2x2, 4x2 or 4x4
  • Use almost any materials from wood, to plastic, to select metals, and more!
  • Achieve high performance and accuracy with its heavy-duty motion system
  • Inlays, Drag Engraving, and more—make any type of cut for any project
  • Includes the Sweepy 2.0, Bitsetter, Power Pendant, and more for a convenient CNC experience 
  • Hardware, software, and training are built and supported in the USA

A Machine Fit for Full-Sized Sheets

The Shapeoko 5 Pro is specifically designed to fit standard-sized sheets into the machine without cutting them down. 

  • Take on larger jobs or nest more parts together
  • Index larger sheets through the machine's open front-to-back
  • Additional room on the sides for clamps to hold it in place
The Shapeoko 5 Pro can cut standard full-sizes sheets up to 4 feet in width.

The Shapeoko 5 automatically comes with an HDZ axis, Hybrid Table, Bitsetter, and so much more.

Complete Your CNC Experience

The Shapeoko 5 Pro packages all the critical parts needed to begin completing CNC projects rather than finishing building out an incomplete CNC machine. 

  • Comes with a Hybrid T-Slot Table for essential workholding options
  • BitSetter included to make tool changes a breeze
  • Remotely control the machine with the Power Pendant
  • See additional features in Tech Specs

Make Any Cut for Any Project

From simple 2D cuts to complex 3D carving, the Shapeoko 5 Pro can accurately do it all—and in fine detail—with the appropriate router bit. Perform cuts such as:

  • Inlays
  • V-Carving
  • Cut Pockets
  • Engraving and Drag Engraving
  • and more!
Engrave, v-carve, inlay, and more with the Shapeoko 5 Pro

Shapeoko 5 can cut all types of wood, selective metals, plastics, engrave stone, and more!

Shapeoko is a True Multi-Material Machine

The Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router works with just about any material you want such as: 

  • Any type of wood
  • Any common plastic (See specifics in FAQ)
  • Wax, Foam, and More
  • Stone and Ceramic
  • Non-ferrous Metals (See specifics in FAQ)

What Comes with the Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router?


  • Shapeoko 5 Pro
  • T-slot Hybrid Table
  • Shapeoko 5 Pro BitSetter
  • #201 .25" Flat Endmill
  • Qty 12, M6 Teez-Nutz T-Nuts
  • Qty 6, Shapeoko Essentials Clamps
  • Assembly tools
  • Sweepy 65mm 2.0 dust boot system


  • Carbide Motion control software
  • Carbide Create 2D CAD/CAM software

What Customizable Options are Available with the Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router?

  • Size - The Shapeoko 5 is available in the following sizes:
    • 2'x2'
    • 4'x2'
    • 4'x4'
  • Router -  You may choose to source your own router or additionally purchase one of the following:
    • Carbide Compact Router - Carbide 3D's trim router is packaged for use with CNC machines. Comes with:
      • Carbide Compact Router
      • Collet wrench
      • .25 inch factory collet
      • 2 sets of replacement brushes
      • Carbide's Precision Collet Set (One 1/4" and one 1/8" collet)
    • Makita Variable Speed Compact Router - This router delivers performance and precision in a compact design. Featuring a powerful 1-1/4 HP motor with a variable speed control dial, users are able to fine-tune the speed setting to match the job at hand.

Shapeoko CNC Router available in 3 sizes: 4x4, 4x2, and 2x2

What are the Technical Specifications of the Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router?

Manufacturing Method CNC Machining
Machine Footprint
(X x Y x Z)
2'x2' - 35.5" x 35" x 21"
4'x2' -  60" x 35" x 21"
4'x4' -  60" x 59" x 21"
Machine Travel
(X x Y)
2'x2' - 24.53" x 24.53"
4'x2' -  48.7" x 24.53"
4'x4' -  48.7" x 48.7"
Z-Axis Clearance 4" (with Hybrid Table)
5" (without Hybrid Table)
Hybrid T-slot Table Included
BitSetter Included
Power Pendant Included
LED Gantry Lighting Included
Accessory Mount Included
CAD/CAM Software Included Carbide Create
Dust Boot Sweepy V2 (option to additionally purchase the Sweepy Pro)
Z-Axis Shapeoko HDZ
Linear Rails HG-15
Ballscrew X/Y 16mm diameter, 20mm pitch with custom wiper
Ballscrew Z 16mm diameter, 10mm pitch
Homing Switches Inductive sensors with Dual Y homing
Ballscrew Accuracy +/- 50um per 300mm
Step Length X/Y .012mm
Step Length Z .006mm
Spindle Mount 65mm Diameter
Total Z Travel 6.1"
Total Z Travel (With Sweepy Pro) 5.51"
Gantry Shift distance for joinery 3.15"
T-Slot Spacing 4.04" Center-to-center
Voltage 110V or 220V, auto-switching
Amperage 4A (Machine Only)
AC Plug IEC C14 connector to NEMA 5-15P (Standard US plug)
Computer Operating System Compatibility Windows (Windows 10 or 11, 64-bit [Intel or AMD])
OSX (OS/X 10.14 or higher)
Warranty 1-Year

Shapeoko 5 Pro has LED lighting on its gantry for better view of projects on the hybrid t-slot table..

FAQ - The Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Machine

Is there a Shapeoko 5 AND Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC available?

  • No. There is only the Shapeoko 5 Pro available at this time. The terms "shapeoko 5" and "shapeoko 5 pro" are currently used interchangeably to refer to the Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC Router.

What makes the Shapeoko 5 Pro different from the Shapeoko 3, Shapeoko 4, Shapeoko Pro?

  • The Shapeoko 5 Pro is completely different from the Shapeoko 3, Shapeoko 4, and Shapeoko Pro in its components (and therefore performance). From the Motion System, right down to the electronics, Shapeoko 5 uses completely new parts that are different from these 3 iterations of the Shapeoko and make it even more accurate and high performing than ever.

Shapeoko 5 Pro vs. Shapeoko HDM—which one should I get?

  • Fundamentally, the Shapeoko HDM is a more powerful machine and ideal if you want to primarily cut aluminum and brass (just note the higher price tag). The Shapeoko 5 Pro is pretty close to being as good as the HDM (when you add Carbide 3D's VFD spindle to it) at a cheaper price point and it has a larger cutting size option available than the Shapeoko HDM. The Shapeoko 5 Pro is also a great option for international customers that have wanted to buy an HDM, but haven’t been able to get one.

What routers are compatible with the Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC?

  • The Shapeoko 5 Pro is compatible with the Carbide Compact Router and VFD Spindle (by Carbide 3D), both available as checkout options. Other routers with a 65mm spindle are compatible, like the Makita RT0701C. Please note, the DeWalt 611 has a 69mm router and will not fit the Shapeoko 4. 

How big is the Shapeoko 5?

  • The Shapeoko 5 Pro comes in three different sizes
    • Shapeoko 2x2 Cutting Area Size (X x Y): 24.53" x 24.53" (623mm x 623mm)
    • Shapeoko 4x2 Cutting Area Size (X x Y): 48.7" x 24.53" (1237 mm x 623 mm)
    • Shapeoko 4x4 Cutting Area Size (X x Y): 48.7" x 48.7" (1237 mm x 1237 mm)
  • 4" remains as the clearance under the gantry (Z).

Will there be a 4x8 size for the Shapeoko 5?

  • Currently, there are no plans from Carbide 3D to release a 4x8 machine.

Will the Shapeoko 5 Pro work with 220 volts?

  • The Shapeoko 5 Pro electronics are compatible with 220V power.

What Materials can I cut with the Carbide 3D Shapeoko 5 CNC?

  • All Types of Wood
    • Hardwoods, such as maple, ash, birch, cherry, walnut, white oak, and more
    • Softwoods, such as pine, cedar, balsa, and fir
  • Most Plastics, such as: 
    • ABS, Delrin (Acetal), Polypropylene, Polycarbonate, Acrylic (PMMA), Nylon, PET, PEEK, PVC, Polyethylene, and more
  • Non-ferrous Metals, such as: 
    • Aluminum, brass, and copper (some alloys are more suitable for machining)
  • Synthetics, composites, and more such as: 
    • Renshape and other Polyurethane resins with fillers, carbon fiber, wax, and foams

Please note, certain dusts from materials are not healthy to inhale and should be properly researched before using. Always research and wear the proper safety equipment while operating a CNC machine.

What Materials can I engrave with the Carbide 3D Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC?

  • Materials listed above
  • Stone and Ceramic
    • Please note that with this type of cutting method, ceramics and stones do not cut well. Only engraving is recommended when using this machine on these two materials.

What else do I need to provide to get the Shapeoko 5 running?

  • 65mm trim router (if you chose to not include a router with your Shapeoko purchase)
  • Windows or Mac computer
  • Shop vacuum (technically optional, but HIGHLY recommended to minimize health hazards and keep your workspace clean)

Is the Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC expensive?

  • No! You're getting a great deal on the Shapeoko 5 Pro that other CNC routers on the market can't do at the same price point.

What is the return policy for the Shapeoko 5 Pro?

  • Please note that returns are not accepted on opened kits. Only new, unopened kits may be returned within 30 days of purchase. If a part from the kit is determined to be defective during the warranty period, a replacement part will be supplied.

What is the shipping policy for the Shapeoko CNC?

  • Please note that, due to its size and weight, this product cannot be shipped to a PO Box, otherwise, it can easily be delivered. If you have any questions or would like help making shipping arrangements, please contact

Can I earn MatterHackers Rewards when purchasing the Shapeoko CNC?

  • Carbide 3D products are no longer eligible for the redemption or accrual of MatterHackers Rewards.

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