RC Series CNC Router

An Entry Level Router Made in America!
Starting at $18,995.00
Finance for as low as $530.00/month


If you’re looking for an entry level priced CNC router, then your search is over. The ShopSabre RC Series is the most advanced Entry Level Solution on the market, designed specifically with the entry-level budget in mind.  When comparing the RC Model to its comparable competition it comes with a lot more than you’d expect to find on an entry level machine. The RC Series gives users the ability to buy a truly American Made machine at a price commonly found in import equipment. With the upgraded rack and pinion X & Y Axis, this machine is great for hobby, lower accuracy applications, and low production shops. (See Our Ball Screw Machines for Production & higher accuracy Needs) 

The RC Series features the heaviest steel construction in the class, paired exclusively with Heavy Duty Industrial Closed Loop motors with encoders  connected to direct drive planetary drives, this American built machine gives you the durability and reliability you won’t find in Chinese imports and low-cost solutions. Thanks to ShopSabre’s RC Series, you can finally purchase a machine that will take your ideas to the next level or help you realize your business dreams. Contact us today to learn how the RC Series can meet your needs.

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Highlighted Features

  • Variable RPM 3.5HP 110V Router with Industrial Mounting Bracket and G-Code Control of Router on/off. (HSD Italian Spindle upgrades available)
  • ShopSabre exclusive low maintenance Floating Drive Technology for Improved XY Motion with Inverted Rack and Pinion to reduce maintenance and increase torque.
  • Heavy Duty Industrial Closed Loop motors with encoders & Direct Drive Planetary Gear Technology for Smoother Motion, More Accuracy, and Safer operation.
  • Large Tube Precision Milled Rigid Structural Steel Tube Gantry Bridge with Steel Gantry Uprights (Most Rigid in Class) Watch our steel vs aluminum video!
  • Welded One Piece Structural Tube Steel Frame with 6 leg Construction for More Lateral Load Support and Rigidity
  • High Performance 25MM linear profile guide rails and bearings with Quad Rollers on all axis – Watch Linear Guide Rails
  • ShopSabre State-of-the-art Tool Measure Technology Watch our tool measure video!
  • ShopSabre Re-enforced Z Axis Technology with Tool Plate Stiffeners
  • Quick Release Dust Skirt Technology
  • Vectric VCarve PRO CAD/CAM Full License Software
  • Easy-to-learn software with point-and-click technology including AT machine CAD/CAM abilities Watch our control screen video!
  • At Machine Solid State Hard Drive for Easy Job Storage and Machine dedicated high speed multi-axis controller Technology
  • Machine Operator Included PC System 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!
  • Included Complete Warranty
  • Quick and Effortless Installation – Machine Ships Fully Assembled with No Installation Assistance Required!
  • ShopSabre CNC Controller Hardware & Software
  • ShopSabre Electronics including Industrial Robotic Wiring, Wire Carriers, Industrial Connectors
  • Machine Mounted Control Box
  • MDF Table Top fixed to Steel Table Frame (Optional Upgrades)
  • Structural Large Tube Steel Gantry with Tube Steel Gantry Uprights – No Aluminum or Extrusion Construction
  • E-Stop Switch mounted to front of machine
  • Dual Drive Y Axis with Upgraded Rack and Pinion with floating technology & Planetary Gear Drives
  • Limit Switches all axis
  • 3.5HP Variable RPM CNC router (Optional HSD Spindle Upgrades Available)
  • Accepts dxf import and runs on Standard G-Code
  • 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! Get Your CNC Education
  • 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!
  • ShopSabre CNC training (ask for details)
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Well Equipped

  • Welded Structural Steel Frame & Structural Steel Gantry Bridge & Uprights
  • Ball Screw Drive Technology Z Axis with Planetary Drives & ShopSabre Floating Drive Technology Rack and Pinion XY Axis
  • 25MM Linear Guide Rails & Bearings on All Axis
  • Ethernet / Network Ready Machine Controller with at Machine PC & Windows OS
  • Vectric VCarve PRO CAD/CAM Software License
  • Closed Loop Hybrid Digital Motors with Encoder Technology & Individual Amplifiers with Alarm System. 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
  • T-Slots for Material Clamping
  • Surfaced MDF Table Top
  • 4HP/5HP HSD Spindle with Electric Cooling Fan & VFD for 1Ph or 3Ph operation
  • Machine Maintenance Kit
  • ShopSabre SabreNation Support (Phone, email, remote connectivity) for Life of Original Owner
  • SabreNation Training & University Access for life of Original Owner.



Footprint 79" x 68" x 69" (with Tool Changer 78") 79" x 116" x 69" (with Tool Changer 78")
Cut Area 51" x 49" 51" x 98"
Z Clearance 8" 8"
Z Travel 9" 9"
Rapid Speed 1500IPM Standard 1500IPM Standard
Repeatability +/-.002" +/-.002"
Drive Motors Closed Loop Motors with Planetary Gears Closed Loop Motors with Planetary Gears
Well Equipped $25,495.00 $27,995.00
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Not sure which machine is right for you and your production? Schedule a free consultation with one of our in-house experts for personalized, one-on-one guidance.

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RC Series CNC Router Features

Industrial Precision Frame

ShopSabre CNC Frames are FEA Engineered and Tested constructed from Massive 4x4 Structural Steel Tubes which are Welded for added rigidity. Each RC Series Frame comes with 6 Legs to giving you more floor contact and better vibration control. Each Leg is cross braced and reinforced with a Steel Side Panel to add additional stiffness to increase the rigidity!

RC Series CNC Router Features

Closed Loop Motors

ShopSabre RC Machines come standard with Heavy Duty Industrial Closed Loop motors with encoders for Higher Speeds, Higher Accuracy, and Less Maintenance Self Monitoring Encoder Technology provides extreme performance Closed Loop Motors eliminate the Missed Steps, Loss of Accuracy, and Loss of Torque!

RC Series CNC Router Features

Inverted Advanced Drive Technology

ShopSabre RC Series machines are Driven by XY Axis large rack and pinion with ShopSabre Exclusive inverted Floating drive gear engagement technology. This technology allows your rack and pinion to reduce debris contamination while self-aligning for wear. This will increase the performance of the gear, increase gear life, and reduce your maintenance.

RC Series CNC Router Features

Aero Space Milling Technology

ShopSabre CNC Gantry Systems 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. A machine can only be as accurate as its foundation so the Frame on a ShopSabre is built to a tolerance above the competition.

RC Series CNC Router Features

Vacuum Performance

The Vacuum Option on the ShopSabre RC 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!

RC Series CNC Router Features
Super Z Technology

ShopSabre RC Machines are available with the Super Z Technology designed here at ShopSabre CNC. Thanks in part to our FEA Engineered Z system. Our tool plate stiffener technology and our upgraded High Torque Z Axis Closed Loop Motor Control System and Air Balancer Technology giving you some of the quickest Tool Changes, Drill Cycles, and 3D motion 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 4x10 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 8 Standard and provide more rigidity for better cutting quality and versatility.

RC Series CNC Router Details


  • 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)
  • Easy-to-learn software with point-and-click technology including AT machine CAD/CAM abilities Watch our control screen video!
  • At Machine Solid State Hard Drive for Easy Job Storage and Machine dedicated high-speed multi-axis controller Technology
  • Included PC System with full Networking and file management via USB and internet connectivity
Uses & Applications

The ShopSabre RC Series has unlimited uses and applications, including:

  • Prototype manufacturing
  • Entry Level Nested-based manufacturing
  • Sign making
  • R&D/Job shops
  • Entry Level Cabinet manufacturing
  • Musical instrument manufacturing

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Materials Cut
  • Wood
  • Acrylic
  • Plastic
  • Foam
  • and More

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 4HP HSD Spindle
  • Phenolic 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 2 or 4 Zones depending model
  • FPZ Vacuum Pump (Single Phase options available)
  • Becker Vacuum Pump (Single Phase options available)
  • ShopSabre F4 Single Phase Vacuum Pump (Ask for Details/Limitations)
  • Material Thickness Calibration Touch Pad
  • 2D/3D Parts Digitizing Touch Probe
  • On-Table 4th Axis /Rotary Indexing Heads
  • Touch Screen Controller
  • Dust Collector Options
  • Wireless Hand Control Pendant with Jog Wheel
  • Nesting, Cabinet, 3D, 2D, and Photo Recognition Software Packages
  • Laser Sight for Quick Zero Reference
  • Warning Light Bar
  • Private 1 on 1 Training (On-Site and In House)
  • Jtech & Opt Marking Laser Options
  • Dust Dock Manual Change Containment Dust Skirt
  • Vortex Tooling Packages
  • 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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