X-Carve FAQ

What is the maximum size material that can be carved?

An assembled 500mm x 500mm machine has a maximum cutting area of 250mm x 250mm x 65mm (from the bottom of the x-carriage to the top of the waste board). An assembled 750mm x 750mm machine has a maximum cutting...

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What is the maximum material thickness I can use with the X-Carve?

Many people are curious about the tallest material they can use with the standard X-Carve. Unfortunately, this is a bit of a complicated question because it depends on the length of the bit you are using, the t...

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Where can I find the assembly instructions for X-Carve?

You can access the full set of X-Carve instructions for your build here: http://x-carve-instructions.inventables.com/ If you are looking for video instructions, we recommend this series from Peter at New Brit...

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Do you have video instructions for the X-Carve?

Unfortunately, we do not have video instructions available for the current model of the X-Carve. However, one of our YouTube makers (Peter at New Brit Workshop) put together a comprehensive video series showin...

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What bits are included in the X-Carve Carving Bit sets?

Each X-Carve bit set is listed below with the included bits (click on name to see product page): X-Carve Carving Bit Super Pack 10 different bits for carving and engraving Qty Type Cutting Diam...

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Can I make my own 1000mm Waste Board?

Some of our customers opt to build their own waste boards as an alternative to having the waste board shipped. The waste board is the largest, heaviest, and most expensive item to ship. It can save you a signif...

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What software do I need for the X-Carve? How much does it cost?

The only software you need for X-Carve is our free, web-based Easel software. Easel is our 3-in-1 software for 3D carving that allows you to design, generate toolpaths, and communicate with X-Carve all from the...

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What materials can I carve on X-Carve?

The X-Carve can carve a variety of materials, all of which can be purchased from our online store. View these categories for more specifics: Wood Hardwood MDF Plywood Softwood Plastics ABS Acrylic Delrin...

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What is the accuracy of the X-Carve machine?

A properly tuned and calibrated X-Carve should get to a resolution of ~0.075mm to 0.13mm.

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What is the size and weight of the X-Carve package?

**Note: If you order a material bundle in the X-Carve configurator, the material bundle will ship in a separate package. We cannot provide the weight or dimensions of this additional box, as the packaging depen...

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