Turn your ideas into a reality with the LongMill Benchtop CNC
We designed the LongMill to be rigid, reliable, and easy to put together. With larger extruded aluminum rails, fully supported Y-axis, 1/4″ steel gantries on all axes, and high precision MG-12 type linear guides on the Z-axis, the LongMill is the most powerful CNC router in its class and price point.
The LongMill helps you take your woodworking and fabrication to the next level. Its range of workable materials include: any species of wood, a variety of plastics, soft metals like aluminum and brass, and a variety of machinable foams and waxes for model making or metal casting.
The LongMill and it’s software works on any computer and connects using standard USB. The total machine working area can be configured as 12″ x 12″, 12″ x 30″, 30″ x 30″.
Every kit comes with all…
- Hardware, rails, lead screws, and gantries
- Motors, drivers, and electronics
- Software (downloadable from our website)
- Instructions (downloadable from our website)
Assembly only takes a few hours, and can be done with a set of wrenches, allen keys, and a flat head screwdriver. There is absolutely no soldering. We’ve spent hundreds of hours designing and testing the LongMill to ensure that this machine is easy to put together. If you can put together IKEA furniture, then putting together the LongMill will be a breeze.
You will need to get…
- Your own wasteboard/spoilboard (found at your local hardware store)
- A router (purchase one from us, use one you already have, or find one at your local hardware store/online)*
*Routers that we supply will be 110V only (North America). If you live in a country which uses a different voltage, please purchase a router in your region. LongMills will come with a power supply that supports both 110V and 220V.
For routers, we recommend the Makita RT0700/RT0701. It’s a reliable and super powerful router that we’ve been using on our CNC machines for years.
Here are some other compatible routers we recommend
- Rigid R2401
- Bosch Colt
- Dewalt 611
Don’t see your router listed? Let us know the diameter of your router so that we can make a router mount for you. If you do not send us a diameter we will ship you a mount for the Makita RT0700/RT0701 (65mm).
Please note that routers/spindles which are
- Over 2.7kg/6lbs
- Wider than 75mm/3″
May not be compatible (but we’ll try to make it work)
What makes this machine unique is that it is designed to be mounted directly to a wasteboard/spoilboard (we recommend using 3/4″ MDF) or other flat surface.
3/4″ MDF is readily available at virtually all hardware and lumber stores such as Home Depot and Lowes (you can even get them to cut it to size).
LongMill 12×12: Fits on a 2ftx2ft surface
LongMill 12×30: Fits on a 2ftx4ft surface
LongMill 30×30: Fits on a 4ftx4ft surface