ShopSabre CNC Plasmas
Why Buy a ShopSabre CNC Plasma?
Our commitment to industrial strength and unbeatable customer service ensure your CNC plasma will deliver the perfect results you need whether you’re on your first cut or your ten thousandth cut. We proudly build our machines in the USA and design them to industrial specifications to give you the flexibility and durability you need to cut as often as you need. Every ShopSabre CNC plasma is carefully built to perform from the moment you get it. With top-rated material, technology, and construction often found in machines retailing for three times as much, a ShopSabre CNC plasma machine provides you with unbeatable value.
A ShopSabre CNC plasma has many advantages over the competition, including:
- Top-rated material, Technology, and construction often found only in machines retailing for $100,000 or more
- Industrial-strength gantry upright construction for the highest level of precision
- High-precision motion components including state-of-the-art drive technology to ensure the highest accuracy, cutting forces, and overall performance possible even after heavy usage
- Advanced and name-brand electronics to give you the most torque, precision, and abilities of any system competitively priced
- CNC grade motion controller with PC OS compatibility giving you the ease of a computer with the same capabilities you’d find in a standalone control tower
- Fully Welded Frames – No Bolts or Kit Systems
- Engineered and Tested – Not Piece together Kits
- No assembly or Installation required – simply drop in place, connect power, and go to work
- Custom-built for your specific needs and budget with many available options
- True CNC continuous flex robotic wiring specifically designed for the type of work a CNC router is supposed to do
- Complete warranty and FREE lifetime tech support to give you peace of mind
- Truly USA engineered, developed, fabricated, assembled, and supported
These are just a few of the many advantages ShopSabre CNC plasmas have over the competition. Click the button below to learn more about why our CNC plasmas are a superior value to the competition.
Uses & Applications
CNC plasmas have a wide range of applications and can handle virtually any metal. Our plasmas are commonly used for:
- Construction and carpentry
- Custom Fabrication Shops
- Prototyping & R&D
- Plate Processing – Nested Work
- Hot Rod & Race Shops
- Farming Industry
- Signs and Decor
What types of material can I cut with my CNC plasma?
Due to the technology advantages of our plasmas, we are able to provide you with more capabilities than typical plasma cutting machines. Our plasmas are most commonly used to cut steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and other conductive metals.
Please Note proper safety measures should be considered and taken for various materials. See the Cutters Recommendations or ask us for limitations.
Where are your CNC plasmas made?
All ShopSabre CNC plasmas are 100% American made. From the engineering/development to welding, painting, wiring, and final testing and assembly, we truly are the manufacturer. We use only the finest quality materials and build all of our machines right here in the our facility in Elko, Minnesota.
How can you offer such great quality for such a low price compared to competitors?
Our machines aren’t the cheapest, but they are the best value. Unlike cheap imports and other low cost American companies, we use only the highest quality materials and build technology. Using these materials and technology actually helps us to cut costs by reducing our overhead and labor times while also reducing our support demands in the field. This also allows us to provide free lifetime technical support with every new ShopSabre CNC machine. Due to this method of business, we also sell more machines than the typical CNC manufacturer which allows us to pass the bulk discounts we receive from vendors on to you the end user.
What is included in your lifetime tech support?
When we say free lifetime tech support, we mean we’ll do everything we can to support your machine for as long as you own it. We offer free and convenient tech support via email, phone, and internet connectivity. In rare cases, it may be necessary to send a technician out to service your machine at an additional cost determined by the specific situation. While on-site support is not free, it is very rare since our phone, email, and on-board diagnosis systems allow our team to be more hands. We have the top-rated support in the industry, and we can often solve your issues remotely.
What do I do if my machine stops working?
Contact our support team immediately and we’ll help you troubleshoot. In rare cases, we may need to provide on-site support, but we suggest getting in touch with our team first as in many cases on-site will not be necessary. As a valued ShopSabre customer, you can expect that we will do everything we can to get your machine working immediately with minimal expense to you.
How do I know your machines are as good as you say they are?
Our many satisfied customers can back up our promises to you. Simply ask for references or see what real ShopSabre owners have posted about our products and service. We stand behind every aspect of our machines, but we don’t want you to take our word for it. We also encourage you to look at more expensive machines and compare the quality to one of ours. Most of our customers who’ve purchased other machines or have seen other machines in action are blown away by the quality and value of our CNC plasmas.
What if I have never used a CNC Machine before, will I be able to figure it out?
Many of our clients are first time CNC users. With our lifetime technical assistance, you can be assured you’ll always have someone to speak with when you need help. We also include access to the ShopSabre basic training class with every purchase of a new ShopSabre CNC plasma. You’ll get hands-on experience without the expense of paid training. We also include a manual with the machine and software that has built-in tutorials.
Do I need Servo Motors on my machine?
Many companies only sell one type of motor and claim it is “the best around.” Here at ShopSabre CNC, we offer name-brand Stepper Motors and Servo Motor options on our CNC Plasma tables. Our SideKick Series comes standard with a Stepper motor built by Sanyo. These motors are over-sized for the maximum torque the machine will see, therefore removing the risk and known concerns of missing steps. These motors are the largest of competitively priced machines as well as many machines two to three times larger providing you more acceleration and deceleration which results in better consumable life and overall cutting performance. For those who “Must have Servo Motors,” we do sell Servo motors but only recommend spending the money on this upgrade if you need higher speed than our 800IPM that comes standard. In all honesty, we DO NOT recommend just any servo drive because a low quality servo (DC technology or non-reputable brand) is going to be more problematic than it is beneficial. Servo motors are driven with amplifiers, and lower cost servos are actually more likely to pick-up interference from the Plasma cutter which provides false directional information to the motor which in the end results in poor cuts. This is why ShopSabre CNC uses only the latest in technology with Mitsubishi Servo motors utilizing AC power and digital amplifiers allowing for the most accurate motion control. Now because we don’t want you to waste your money on unnecessary expenses, consider the standard motors we provide are capable of up to 800IPM. Therefore, servo motors really only benefit you on our machines when working with our ShopMaster PRO Series where you are likely to use HD Cutters which are more capable of cutting at higher speeds. With an air plasma cutter solution commonly found on our SideKick Series, our Stepper Motors will deliver the power, accuracy, and cutting speeds you need to perform the job
Why is steel construction important?
Steel is critical because you are cutting with heat, and heat will translate into deflection over time of heating and cooling. Aluminum has a much lower melting point which results in higher risk of deflection in your CNC system when you are cutting from the heating and cooling. The steel construction brings a higher rigidity allowing you to add thicker plate without risk of sagging or bending in the frame. The steel gantry is critical because the heat of your cutting will rise and this will affect the cutting tolerances if you accept a machine designed with cheaper materials like extrusion. This is why on larger higher priced machines you only see steel. Just because you are spending less does not mean you want to get a less rigid design. Our FEA software shows the strengths of our machines and minimizes the deflection which maximizes your cutting tolerances.