IS-M Series CNC Router

World’s Fastest & Most Accurate CNC Control
Starting at $54,800.00
Finance for as low as $1,570.00/month
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The ShopSabre IS-M Series is the First CNC Router in the world to be equipped with a Mitsubishi M8 Series Control. The ShopSabre IS-M Series gives you a true machine-grade tool with everything you could want in a CNC router + an Industrial Grade Mitsubishi Electronic Motion Control Platform. The Mitsubishi M8 Series control brings Speed and Performance not found on a CNC Router until NOW! 

The IS-M series features a reinforced heavy-duty one-piece welded structural steel tube frame construction with a massive over-sized structural steel tube gantry design. The frames and gantry assemblies are bed milled for matched tolerances and stressed relieved to ensure accuracy and precision from the ground up. This System provides you the Ultimate Stability and Performance while unlocking Speed and Accuracy not found in competitively priced systems. 

The days of imported technology are in the past – you now can get a TRUE American Made Machine with a Name Brand Industrial Mitsubishi Electronic Motion Controller for a competitive price to the imported machines. The IS-M Series is equipped with the most advanced drive technology in the class – massive ball screws on X, dual Y, and Z axis with ShopSabre Exclusive “Whip Free” Technology. The Mitsubishi over-sized AC servo motors with Closed Loop feedback provide unmatched performance and dependability.  The IS-M Technology improves cutting quality, cutting forces, and overall machine accuracy giving you Higher Speeds and Higher Cutting Accuracy than any machine in the class. Unlike our competition this machine is equipped with absolutely no rack and pinion drives, ShopSabre machines are built to outlast and outperform other machines. No matter how much you use your CNC router, you’ll get the precision you need every time from the ShopSabre IS-M Series. Perfect for all high production, high accuracy, or heavy cutting applications whether you are nested-based manufacturing or one-off fabrication, the state-of-the-art IS-M Series features three sizes (4’x8’, 5’x10’, and 6’x12’) built precisely for your needs.

Contact us today to learn more about the ShopSabre IS-M Series CNC routers.

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Highlighted Features

  • Mitsubishi M80 Dedicated Control Technology with Fiber Optic Communication and Dedicated CNC CPU Watch our Mitsubishi M8 Series Video
  • Italian HSD Electric Fan Cooled Spindle available in 1ph. or 3ph. operation with or without Auto Tool Changer (ATC) Option. (100% Duty Rated)
  • Powered 100% by over-sized ball screw drive systems with a Dual Driven Y Axis (Long Axis) and our Anti-Whip Technology Watch our ball screw video!
  • Industry Leading Mitsubishi Components including Industrial Digital A/C closed loop brushless servo motors (1KW) with glass encoder technology and individual drive amplifiers with digital tuning Watch our top servo motor technology video!
  • Industrial Welded, stress-relieved, and Aerospace milled structural steel tube frame construction
  • Industrial structural steel tube gantry uprights and Steel Cross bridge with Milled Mating Surfaces Watch our steel vs aluminum video!
  • High Performance 25MM linear profile guide rails and bearings with Quad Rollers on all axis
  • ShopSabre State-of-the-art Tool Measure Technology Watch our tool measure video!
  • ShopSabre Re-enforced Z Axis Technology with Tool Plate Stiffeners and Optional Super Z Technology!
  • ShopSabre Advanced Dust Skirt Technology
  • Vectric VCarve PRO CAD/CAM Full License Software
  • ShopSabre Advanced Multi-Axis Mitsubishi M8 Series Dedicated High Speed High Accuracy Controller with ShopSabre User Interface and at machine Ease of Operation.
  • Machine Operator Control Tower with full Networking and file management via USB and internet connectivity
  • Free SabreNation Life-Time Tech Support via Phone, Email, and Remote Diagnostic! Watch our support video!
  • Free SabreNation Life-time Training and SabreNation University Access!
  • Included Complete Warranty
  • Quick and Effortless Installation – Machine Ships Fully Assembled with No Installation Assistance Required!
  • MADE IN THE U.S.A. — American Manufactured & Engineered using FEA Software Watch our engineering video!
  • Grow with your business by expanding options that meet your exact needs Watch our expansion equipment video
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Well Equipped

  • Aerospace Milled Welded Structural Steel Frame & Structural Steel Gantry Bridge with Steel Tube uprights
  • 3 Axis Ball Screw Drive Technology with ShopSabre Twin Screw Anti-Whip Technology on Y Axis
  • 25MM Linear Guide Rails & Bearings on All Axis
  • Ethernet / Network Ready Machine Controller with Dedicated Mitsubishi M8 Series Controller with Fiber-Optic Internal communication
  • Vectric VCarve PRO CAD/CAM Software License
  • AC Digital Closed Loop Servo Motors with Absolute Encoder Technology & Individual Amplifiers with Alarm System
  • On-the fly adjustment, and battery backup. Z Axis Brake System with Fail Safe Protection
  • Automation Control of Spindle via G-Code & Control System, Professional Wire management system
  • Dust Boot with 4” Port
  • Limit Switches and Boundary Sensing
  • Emergency Stop, Auto Tool Measuring Touch Pad
  • Auto Z Height Measuring Touch Pad
  • Surfaced Phenolic Hi-Flow Vacuum Ready Table Top with 4 Independently Controlled Zones
  • 10HP/12HP HSD electric fan cooled Bi-Directional Rotary Auto Tool Changer with 10 Tool Positions including 10 ISO30 Tool Holders & ER32 Collets
  • Tool Rack, Tool Chuck, and Collet Wrenches & VFD for 3Ph operation
  • Industrial Table Reference Pins (Pop-up Pins)
  • Machine Maintenance Kit
  • ShopSabre SabreNation Support (Phone, email remote connectivity) for Life of Original Owner
  • SabreNation Training & University Access for life of Original Owner

IS-M 408

IS-M 510

IS-M 612

Footprint 99" x 121" x 95" 111" x 149" x 95" 124" x 173" x 95"
Cut Area 50" x 98" x 12" 62" x 122" x 12" 74" x 146" x 12"
Z Clearance 12" standard 12" standard 12" standard
Z Travel 16" 16" 16"
Rapid Speed 2100IPM 2100IPM 2100IPM
Repeatability +/-.001" +/-.001" +/-.001"
Drive Motors AC Servo Motors AC Servo Motors AC Servo Motors
Drive System Ball Screw X, Dual Y, & Z axis Ball Screw X, Dual Y, & Z axis Ball Screw X, Dual Y, & Z axis
Control System Mitsubishi M80 Control Mitsubishi M80 Control Mitsubishi M80 Control
Well Equipped $75,495.00 $77,995.00 $82,495.00
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IS-M Series CNC Router Features

Industrial Precision Frame

ShopSabre CNC Frames are
FEA Engineered and Tested
constructed from Massive 14x10 Steel Tubes which are Stacked and Welded for added rigidity giving you more floor
contact and better vibration control. Internally the large tubes are also cross braces and stiffened to increase the rigidity.

IS-M Series CNC Router Features

Mitsubishi Servo Motors

ShopSabre PRO Machines come standard with AC Digital Closed Loop Servo Motors for
Higher Speeds, Higher Accuracy, and Less MaintenanceSelf Monitoring Glass Encoder Technology provides extreme performance
and the IS-M Controller allows for on the fly control from Controller to Motor with True CLOSED Loop to the Machine controllerMitsubishi is Top Rated Servo Technology in the World!

IS-M Series CNC Router Features

Aero Space Milling Technology

ShopSabre CNC Frames are Run through some of the worlds most advanced processes to assure they are accurate including Precision Milling of contact surfaces for Bearing & Rail Placement along with Ball Screw Mounts. A machine can only be as accurate as its foundation so the Frame on a ShopSabre is built to a tolerance above the competition.

IS-M Series CNC Router Features

Ball Screw Technology

ShopSabre IS-M Machines come standard with 3 Axis Ball Screw Drives with Y Axis (Long Axis) providing Twin Screws to give you 7 times more rigidity than competing machines and
unprecedented performance. Ball Screw Technology used at ShopSabre is the latest in the Industry including which gives you less backlash than Rack and Pinion and thanks to our Whip Free Technology it increases the cutting accuracy and gives you superior edge finishesBall Screw Technology will outlast most comparable machines by as much as 3 to 4 times longer with very little maintenance required.

IS-M Series CNC Router Features

Mitsubishi M8 Series Controller

The M in IS-M comes from the Mitsubishi M8 Series Controller. The ShopSabre IS-M brings unbelievable performance to CNC Routing. The IS-M is the first CNC Router in the world to display a M8 Series controller which is the world's fastest CNC Control. The IS-M controller has the simplicity of our world known CNC interface but the robust speed and communication of a dedicated Mill Style Control. Providing Increased machining speeds,
accuracy, and performance the IS-M brings you technology that is indisputably better!

IS-M Series CNC Router Features
Vacuum Performance

The Vacuum Option on the ShopSabre IS-M Series gives you quick and easy zone control with integrated hard pipe connection for increased air flow and the reserve tank built into the frame to assure your vacuum stays consistent!

HiFlow Vacuum Technology

ShopSabre CNC HiFlow Vacuum Technology increases the surface flow by as much as 50% over the competition which in the end results in higher holding pressures and power and better performance. Each Vacuum table on the IS-M Series comes Milled from the factory by your machine cutting head reducing the needs for gaskets and bolts
to hold your spoil board down and our exclusive HiFlow Grid makes nested manufacturing a breeze.

Super Z Technology

ShopSabre IS-M Machines are
available with the Super Z Technology designed here at
ShopSabre CNC. This increases your Z Axis to 16 of Travel while maintaining incredible rigidity thanks in part to our FEA Engineered Stiffener Technology for Tool Plate Strength and our Z Axis Servo Motor Control System and Air Balancer Technology giving you some of the quickest Tool Changes and Drilling cycles in the class!

Precision Linear Guide Technology

ShopSabre CNC uses the latest in CNC Bearing Technology with 25MM Linear Guide Rails and Bearings on all Axis. Each axis has 4 Large Body Quad Bearing rollers with wipers to increase the performance of your machine. These Bearings assure the surfaces stay clean while increasing the machine rigidity under load which results in increased performance and reduced maintenance in large part due to the ball bearing technology.

Industrial Precision Gantry

Just like our Frames, our gantry construction is constructed of massive heavy wall 6x12 Tubes that have been FEA Designed and Tested to provide higher cutting forces and less vibration. The Bearing Spacing on our gantries are larger than competitions machines to better handle the routing forces while increasing cut speeds.

Industrial Gantry Uprights

Like everything on a ShopSabre, the Gantry uprights are also more industrial. Using High
Quality North American Structural Steel these uprights increase the bridge clearance to 12 Standard and provide more rigidity for better cutting quality and versatility.

Bi - Directional Rotary ATC Option

ShopSabre Rotary Carousel ATC Option is the most advanced ATC Technology on the market. Unlike competitors systems this ATC Carousel is direct drive through planetary
gear connection with bi-directional tool changing which allows the tool changer to travel the shortest distance to the next tool regardless of direction. Also, this ATC system provides no belts or slides, it operates just like every ShopSabre system-simple, fast, and effective!

IS-M Series CNC Router Details


Software & Controller
  • Vectric V-Carve Pro – Features nesting, 2D, 2.5D, 3D CAM capabilities, Vbit carving, sign making, photo importing, 4th axis capabilities, drill cycles, and much more! Watch Video Now
  • Drawing to cut file in under 30 seconds
  • Easy to learn with included training, tutorials, and support
  • Just point and click! Pick cut strategies (Use a large bit to hog out the areas and a small bit to clean up the details)
Uses & Applications

The IS-M Series has unlimited uses and applications, including:

  • Nested-based manufacturing
  • Sign making
  • Engineering
  • R&D/Job shops
  • Cabinet/Door/Closet manufacturing
  • Live Edge
  • Musical instrument manufacturing
  • High production
  • Solid Surface work
  • Non-Ferrous material processing
  • Aerospace

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Materials Cut

The IS-M Series can accurately cut virtually any hard material including:

  • Wood
  • Acrylic
  • Plastic
  • Foam
  • Aluminum
  • Brass
  • and More

Standard Available options

Available attachments for ShopSabre CNC router models. Please note that some options may not be available on all models or with other options. Some options may result in limiting the cutting/working areas. Contact us for more details

  • Manual Change HSD Spindles in 4HP or 9.3HP
  • Auto Tool Changer Systems 10 Positions with HSD Spindles in 5HP ISO,10HP ISO, or 13HP HSK
  • Phenolic Table Top
  • Full Aluminum T-Slot Table Top
  • Hybrid T-Slot/Vacuum Table Top (Available with Phenolic Upgrade)
  • Hybrid T-Slot/MDF Table Top (Available with Phenolic Upgrade)
  • Vacuum Table with 4 Zones and 8 Table Pipes
  • FPZ Vacuum Pump (Single Phase Options available)
  • Becker Vacuum Pump (Single Phase Option available)
  • Material Thickness Calibration Touch Pad
  • Table Reference Pins (Pop-Up Pins) for Sheet Alignment Availability dependent on Machine Model
  • On-Table 4th Axis /Rotary Indexing Heads
  • Braille/ADA Sign Attachments/Tooling
  • Dust Collector Options
  • Wireless Hand Control Pendant with Jog Wheel
  • Boring/Drill Head Attachments (Dependent on Machine Model & May Reduce Working Area)
  • Multiple Cutting Head Attachments (2 or More Cutting Heads – May Reduce Working Area)
  • Aggregate and C-Axis Attachments for Auto Tool Changer
  • Nesting, Cabinet, 3D, 2D, and Photo Recognition Software Packages
  • Warning Light Bar
  • Private 1 on 1 Training (On-Site and In House)
  • Vacuum Pods
  • Dust Dock ATC Containment Dust Skirt with Dock
  • Dust Dock Manual Change Containment Dust Skirt
  • Vortex Tooling Packages
  • Tooling Lubrication System for Aluminum Cutting
  • Chip Blower for Plastic Cutting
  • UL/CUL by Request

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Hear from ShopSabre Customers

While our machines speak for themselves, hear what our customers say about their experience.

“I wanted something American made so I could get support and service right away”

Mikey Franco
Founder & CEO
Franco Snowshapes

It’s gonna show up ready to work.”

Tay Whiteside
Owner & Lead Fabricator
LiftArc Studios

As a business owner, it’s really important to me To have a machine I can rely on.”

April Wilkerson
Wood Shed

It’s the people who actually build, operate, and setup the machines.”

Paul Okami
KoAloha Ukulele

“People that are in the market for a CNC router that purchase anything else other than a ShopSabre don’t know/understand CNC machines in my opinion.”

C. Bisog

“I am also constantly impressed by your customer service, before and after purchase, I don’t think I’ve ever experienced a company in the UK that can even come close (sadly).”

“We have had the machine on-line since about April and have had no problems. The cost, quality, delivery are very competitive, and customer service has been excellent. ”

American Made

Every ShopSabre machine is proudly engineered, developed, manufactured, assembled, and supported in our state-of-the-art facility on American soil—and that is never going to change.

Lifetime, Anytime Support

Whether in need of guidance during purchasing, clarity during setup, or input during rollout and optimization, our passionate team of experts is ready and waiting to assist.

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