The Routakit SD is a smaller derivative of our more heavy duty Routakit HD. Its roots can be traced back to the ever popular Shapeoko 2, arguably the best light duty desktop CNC you can buy. If not for the efforts of Edward Ford (Founder of Shapeoko) and that of others we would not be where we're at now. After owning our own Shapeoko 2 and spending a lot of time modding and upgrading it for our own projects we have been inspired and motivated to push the boundaries of open source CNC machines, thus the Routakit machines were born.

If you have any questions about our machines, website, or anything CNC related please contact us and we'll be happy to get back to you.

Please read our design and build thread for both the Routakit SD and Routakit HD (named the HD and HDX respectively) at the Shapeoko forums for a look at how it all started and the journey that they took to get to where they are now. 

Where it all began

Footprint: 986mm x 1013mm (38.8in x 39.8in)

*Measured from base at default size

Work Area: ~760mm x 760mm x 140mm (30in x 30in x 4in)

with ~100 mm of clearance from the work bed to the bottom of the

z-axis assembly (4 in) *Default size

Rapids: 7620 mm/min (300+ in/min) Recommended,

12700 mm/min (500 in/min) Maximum

Plate Material: .19in thick 6061-T6 aluminum

Rail Material: 6061-T6 aluminum Open Rail

Belting: 9mm wide, 3mm pitch GT2

Ball Screw: 16mm diameter, 250mm length, 5mm pitch

Stepper Motor Size: 175oz Nema 23

Max Supported Spindle Size: 800w (1.5kw with SDX upgrade)

Repeatability: .025mm - .05mm (.001in - .002in)

Accuracy: +- .127 mm (.005 in)

Extrusions expandable up to:  1500mm x 1500mm (59.1in x 59.1in)


The Routakit SD is our baseline machine offering excellent performance in its class for cutting wood, plastic, and aluminum. Featuring 0.19in thick plates for high rigidity and strength, a stiff 4080 extrusion as the gantry, 100mm (~4in) of clearance, and a 250mm (~10in) tall industrial grade ball screw for the z-axis.

For a complete out-of-the-box solution, simply add in our optional electronics kit (includes a CNC USB MK3/4 control board and four Nema 23 175 oz stepper motors) and the Routakit SD is ready for action!

Assembly Instructions

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