About Us

Stepcraft is the world's first universal desktop CNC solution designed to turn your ideas into reality. From woodworking to machining plastics or soft metals, because of the variety of system attachments STEPCRAFT-2 has teh ability to mill, cut, drill, engrave, carve and even 3D print. It will let you do just about anything. STEPCRAFT-2 gives you the power of a full CNC machine shop in a compact and extremely durable system that will fit right on your desktop or workbench.

One Stepcraft Machine… So Many Applications


Whether you are a crafter, hobbyist or an advanced machinist, Stepcraft 2 will let you mill just about anything.

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Stepcraft 2 when equipped with your favorite spindle can perform advanced carving functions for your next project.

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If you are a woodworker, then you will appreciate Stepcraft 2’s ability to add very intricate details to your next project.

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Perform detailed engraving on a wide variety of materials; from brass and aluminum to hard plastics and wood.

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3D Printing

One of the biggest benefits of a Stepcraft 2 machine is that you don’t need a separate milling machine and 3D printer.

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Foam Cutting

Adding the Hot Wire attachment transforms the Stepcraft 2 into a versatile foam cutter.

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Vinyl Cutting

The drag knife transforms your Stepcraft-2 machine into a very capable vinyl-cutting machine.

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Why spend hundreds of dollars on punches and dies at your local craft store just to make a single object.

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Customer’s Creations

Acrylic Aztec Calendar

Have a look at this impressive, highly-detailed Aztec Calendar created by Hugo Neil. He created this out of 2.5mm acrylic using his Stepcraft-2/840 and a HF-500 Spindle running 18,000 rpm with a Rapid [...]

Wood Carved Deer Scene

  Sandy and Robert Starbird created this amazing 3D wood carved Deer Scene out of a piece of Hemlock that they got from their woods. The file was processed using Vectric Cut 3D and [...]

Stepcraft In Action…

Making a Model Railroad Bridge (files included)

In preparation for the Railroad Hobby Show in Mass. we had to design something that was model railroad related.  So using Sketchup, I came up with a design for this bridge.  I created the tool [...]

Installing UCCNC for a Stepcraft CNC System

This video will explain how to install UCCNC for your Stepcraft CNC System

Changing the blade on the Stepcraft Drag Knife

This video will show you how to properly and safely change the blade on the Stepcraft Drag Knife.

Install and setup of the Tool Length Sensor

This video shows you hot to install, setup and use the Tool Length Sensor on a Stepcraft CNC system. The Tool Length Sensor takes the guesswork out of setting the Z axis when changing tools or using the Plotting Pen, Drag Knife, Engraver and more.

Spruce Up A Plain Paper Sign With A Stepcraft Drag Knife

In this video I show you how to use Photoshop (or any drawing program) and Vectric Cut 2D to create a printed sign that you can bring to the Stepcraft machine to cut a border on.

How To Use The Drag Knife Attachment

This video will show you how to setup and use the Stepcraft Drag Knife. We also show you how to use Vectric Cut 2D to make a job to cut some vinyl letters.

How to Make a Silhouette Wall Sign

This video will walk you through using Adobe Illustrator and Vectric Cut 2D to create a silhouette sign that says "Love". It will take you through from start to finish.

Love You More Sign…

Start making signs that you see for $20, $30 or more at fairs in your own home for pennies.  This sign was inspired from a booth at a local fair. Milled on Stepcraft 420 with [...]


  1. Roy B Jenkins December 18, 2015 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Would this machine be able to cut through 3/4 inch hardwood

    • admin December 18, 2015 at 9:02 pm - Reply

      Yes that would not be a problem at all for this machine…

  2. Aaron December 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    What kind of digitizer or scanner will work with this machine?

    • admin December 22, 2015 at 12:24 am - Reply

      Are you referring to a touch probe that scans a 3D object or are you talking about a digital 3D scanner? I just want to be able to answer correctly

      • scott March 7, 2016 at 8:39 pm - Reply

        3d scanner?

        • admin March 7, 2016 at 11:18 pm - Reply

          we dont have a 3D scanner, but we will have a touch probe soon

  3. Mike perron December 21, 2015 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    What is the finest kerf you can get?….. Wondering if jig saw puzzles would work…… Laser is fine enough but burns

    • admin December 22, 2015 at 12:25 am - Reply

      you can run a 1mm or even a .6mm end mill in the machine and get a VERY fine kerf. Yes we have a lot of customers using the machines for making puzzles and other projects that require tight edges.

  4. David December 28, 2015 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Is the software compatible with a mac?

    • admin December 29, 2015 at 3:07 pm - Reply

      Hi David, I use a Macbook Pro and while the software is designed for a windows PC, I use my Mac with Parallels or Bootcamp where I run Windows 7


    • TL January 19, 2016 at 4:56 pm - Reply

      Like you, I wonder who will be first to *finally* bring a Mac solution to CNC.

      • admin January 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm - Reply

        I use all of our software on a Mac and while it is not native, I use Windows 7 via parallels

      • Todd Johnson April 1, 2016 at 3:45 am - Reply

        I’ve been looking at CNC options and have narrowed it down to Shapeoko 3 and Stepcraft 2. The lack of native Mac apps on Stepcraft is pushing me toward Shapeoko 3. I’ve run Windows software on the mac, but it really isn’t ideal to do so… eats up a lot of disk space and it would mean a Win license for every Mac I have that I might want to connect to the Stepcraft. I’m also concerned about not being able to use alternatives to UCCNC. I also need something that my wife will be happy with and she would not be happy if she had to emulate windows on the mac. Plus in this day and age, its a no brainer to support the Mac so I’m very wary of companies that ignore it. Its too bad, because I like the versatility of the Stepcraft.

        • admin April 5, 2016 at 12:00 am - Reply

          Hi Todd

          I am a HUGE Mac fan… so I know where you are coming from. However, I will never run my $2500 macbook pro out next to a CNC anyway with Chips and dust. I use a cheap laptop to run UCCNC and I run parallels on my other Macs so I can use Vectric software. I would love to talk to you more on the phone before you make this decision. There are a few things to consider as well. And you are misinformed – You CAN Use Mach 3 and other programs to run a STepcraft if you dont want to use UCCNC.

  5. Aaron Moon December 29, 2015 at 1:29 am - Reply

    How much!!!

    • admin December 29, 2015 at 3:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Aaron, I replied to your email as well, but the base machines start at $999 and go to $1999


  6. Cliff rigby December 30, 2015 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    How big is the the work table

    • admin December 30, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

      there are 5 different machines. Please see http://www.stepcraft.us and click the machines tab. The largest is roughly 2×3 feet

  7. tom January 3, 2016 at 6:46 am - Reply

    Could your software work with other plotters/engraver? My mother in law owns a small trophy & awards shop with a laser engraver. The mechanics work great but she has constant software issues. She may be in the market for a complete new system.

    • admin January 4, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Vectric Software works with some laser cutters on the market. You can check with them directly http://www.vectric.com.

    • admin January 4, 2016 at 7:17 pm - Reply

      Out of curiosity, what is the laser engraver that she uses?

  8. Aaron January 4, 2016 at 12:10 am - Reply

    Hi, I’m actually talking about a 3D Touch probe, I had one on my carvewright, but the carvewright has let me down yet again and again. I need something I can count on

    • admin January 4, 2016 at 7:16 pm - Reply

      I am sorry to hear that the Carvewright did not serve you well. We had a touch probe at one time when the Version 1 machines were released, but I know that it did not sell. I will call Germany and ask what the status of it was.

      Please feel free to email me directly or call me if you want more info on the machines. erick.royer@stepcraft.us or 203-556-1856

      Thank you

  9. Thomas January 4, 2016 at 5:10 am - Reply

    Where is there a single promo video that shows what the entire machine does??

    • admin January 4, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      Hi Thomas,

      You can look at the Kickstarter video that we shot this spring. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7wMoB4YfWs

      We are working on some new videos this month so please subscribe to our channel on YouTube.


  10. JUAN DAVID LAVERDE G January 5, 2016 at 2:05 am - Reply

    laser attachment works ?????

    • admin January 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm - Reply

      It is in development and is expected to be released in the first half of 2016

  11. Doug January 28, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Are there any videos that show what steps are needed to change adapters (ie.. going from router to 3D print head) and what is necessary to align the the adapters? I like the idea of the “multipurpose” CNC but I skeptical that it’s not as easy to change as it looks.

    • admin January 28, 2016 at 10:23 pm - Reply

      I don’t have a video on that but I will make one. The fact is that it is VERY simple and FAST to change. There is nothing to align since all adapters are centered within the attachment holder. The only thing you need to do is move the X Y and X axis to the starting location of your job. This is the same if you are cutting, 3D printing, engraving, hot wire cutting, etc. The advantage of the STEPCRAFT is that it is not just a multipurpose machine that does an OK job at many things, but it, in fact, does an excellent job with each application. I will see if I can get you a video by tomorrow – Thank you

  12. Del February 8, 2016 at 10:02 pm - Reply

    Is this a liquid cooed machine?

    • admin February 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm - Reply

      No, the spindles that we suggest are all air-cooled. You can use anything from a Dremel tool to a Dewalt router to our HS-500 spindle on this machine.

  13. Dave February 20, 2016 at 6:07 am - Reply

    Are you able to cut mylar with the drag knife to make a stencil

    • admin February 22, 2016 at 7:52 pm - Reply

      It depends on the thickness. We have another drag knife that will do thicker materials

  14. Tim Rafter February 22, 2016 at 12:51 am - Reply

    Who reps this unit in Canada?

    • admin February 22, 2016 at 7:51 pm - Reply

      We sell to Canada directly from Connecticut

  15. Brucec March 2, 2016 at 6:14 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great product. Is there a YouTube video on putting the 820 machine together and what’s your estimated time to install.

    • admin March 3, 2016 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      Hi Bruce. We do not have a continuous video showing the assembly. Here is a timelapse video that one of our dealers did on Assembling the 840 machine. It takes the average customer between 5-7 hours to complete.

      Thanks and let me know if there is anything else I can do to help you


  16. Pedro March 4, 2016 at 2:21 am - Reply

    Do you guys have a floor room to see the machines in person?

    • admin March 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Yes we are located in Torrington, CT and have machines to demo there

  17. gerardo March 5, 2016 at 11:47 am - Reply

    do you send to mexico

    • admin March 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

      Yes we ship to Mexico all the time, via UPS

  18. Aaron March 7, 2016 at 12:51 am - Reply

    I heard a rumor that they have a third generation coming out soon, any information on this? Thanks,

  19. Craig Hudd March 10, 2016 at 1:52 am - Reply

    Hi do you have an outlet in Australia. Thanks

  20. Anagh March 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    We have purchased two stepcraft machines. I installed the software on my PC and followed the instructions in the manual. But for some reason, the axes do not move. I have made several phone calls to the customer support only to be routed to an answering machine. I tried leaving several messages but haven’t heard back.

    • Dan Immohr March 11, 2016 at 2:43 pm - Reply

      I apologize for the delay. I can call you today.

    • Jennifer Cooper March 23, 2016 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      I’m having the same issue, not being able to get a hold of anyone!!! Even when I was giving a cell phone number.

      • admin March 24, 2016 at 4:43 pm - Reply

        Jennifer, Dan emailed you and will be in the office today. 203-556-1856 – select support. His top priority today is to help you solve your problem. I am sorry I did not get your message until late last night

  21. Lim Eng Hunt March 16, 2016 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Would this machine be able to cut 5mm Depron material for plane model
    And shipping to Penang, Malaysia cost how much and take how long. Thanks

    • admin March 16, 2016 at 4:04 pm - Reply

      Yes we can cut that material without a problem. You would have to order from our Germany Facility http://www.stepcraft-systems.com – they can give you shipping time, cost, etc

  22. Sandy Burnett March 21, 2016 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    at one time you were considering adding a laser capability to the machine. Is that still in the works and if so, what is the approximate timeframe?

  23. Keith March 23, 2016 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    How long does it usually take ti fill and order and get it shipped to Texas?

    • admin March 24, 2016 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      If everything is in stock we can ship the same or next day. What are you looking for? Right now we just received new stock and can ship just about anything right away

  24. Markus Wedel March 24, 2016 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    Erick, you have done an awesome job. Thanks for everything, Markus W.

    • admin March 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm - Reply

      Thank you my friend…. It’s only going to get better!!

  25. Keith March 24, 2016 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    My order # 1486 is still showing as processing, just trying to find out when it will ship. The order was placed on the 20th.

  26. Keith March 25, 2016 at 12:34 am - Reply

    It was great talking with You today Erick, I look forward to more conversations as I go forward.

    Regards, Keith Decker

  27. Roger March 26, 2016 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    All I have is USB ports, will that work?

    • admin March 27, 2016 at 11:37 pm - Reply

      Yes, Our system works off of USB – that is all you need

      Thank you

  28. Roger March 26, 2016 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Found it, USB supported. Tks

  29. J C March 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    can you use the tool changer with the dust collection system

    • admin March 27, 2016 at 11:38 pm - Reply

      As of right now they will not work together… But we are working on a new solution…
      We have a customer that designed one for his system. I will see if I can get info on it

  30. Colin Dooley March 28, 2016 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Can it mill copper like it mills aluminum? & what tools do you recommend with automatic tool changer?

    • admin March 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm - Reply

      Yes, It should be able to do with the right end mills. I have not done much copper work so I cant say for sure what is the best tooling. As for the tools with the Tool Changer, it will use any 1/8″ and 1/4″ shank tools.

  31. James April 4, 2016 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Can this mill 80% lower receivers?

    • admin April 5, 2016 at 12:02 am - Reply

      I am not sure I understand the question??

  32. Kim Kramar April 4, 2016 at 3:17 am - Reply

    I spent some time observing all 4 units at the Toledo Show. For an All in 1 unit this is the best. The Laser cutter I WAS looking at was well over $11,000 I can get 1 base and 45 different attachment units for less then $5K, and space is the biggest thing, not hogging up 50Sq. Ft. with 5 separate units and God only knows how much $$$ for 5 separate Units. This is the way to go.

    • admin April 5, 2016 at 12:02 am - Reply

      Thanks Kim for the comment! And thank you for visiting us at the show….

  33. TomZ April 5, 2016 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    What type of mechanisms are used to transform steeper motor rotation into gantry movement — lag screws, chains, or belts ??? What s the size of the stepper motors ??? What accuracy is possible ?

    • admin April 5, 2016 at 4:47 pm - Reply

      we use acme lead screws and Nema stepper motors – accuracy .0015″

      • TomZ April 6, 2016 at 2:36 am - Reply

        In some YouTube videos, I thought I some ‘rubber’ belts in use. Is that still true ? Also, what size Nema motors ?

  34. Keith April 6, 2016 at 1:54 am - Reply

    Thanks for all the help this morning Dan. Everything went smooth after you pointed out my missed step

  35. TomZ April 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    Questions on 2 additional subjects:

    1. In some YouTube videos, I thought I some ‘rubber’ belts in use. Is that still true ? Also, what size Nema motors ?

    2. Will the machines allow for cutting (tapered and/or swept) foam wing cores or tapered (i.e., cone-like) foam pieces ??


  36. RATILAL VADHAVANA April 8, 2016 at 2:25 am - Reply

    Are there any users who have given their opinion about machines of this company? Is there a user blog which I can visit & read there unbiased opinion, Are all parts impoted from Germany or made here in USA, If any repair is needed where will be done?, what are warranties

    • admin April 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm - Reply


      Thank you for your comment. Yes, you can visit our Facebook Group that one of our users started http://www.stepcraftcraftersclub.com. The machines are made in Germany but we sell, and support everything here in our USA headquarters located in Torrington, CT. We provide a full 2 year warranty on everything we sell

  37. Paul Wilson April 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    I’m wondering if the 500 watt spindle runs on household current? I don’t have access to 220 where I’m located.

    • admin April 11, 2016 at 4:30 pm - Reply

      Yes all of our machines run off of a standard 110V household outlet

  38. Don April 10, 2016 at 3:20 am - Reply

    Can the stepcraft be enclosed

    • admin April 11, 2016 at 4:31 pm - Reply

      Sure, you can build an exclosure for it if you like

  39. Corey Murray April 10, 2016 at 5:16 am - Reply

    I am trying to make flying wings and foam rc plane fuselage and parts. Will this be able to make it. What is the biggest and longest machine you have. Do the machines come with all of the cutting heads or are they sold separately.

    • admin April 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm - Reply

      Yes you can easily do this with our machines. All of the machines we sell are the same specs other than the physical workspace area. So you just need to pick a machine that has the work area size that best meets your needs. No, the spindles are sold separately but you can easily use a Dremel tool that you might have and we sell an adapter bracket for $19.99 for that to work. If I can be of any more assistance, please email me at erick.royer@stepcraft.us

  40. John Nichols April 19, 2016 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Any idea when the touch probe will be released. I have the idea to use the probe to replicate some old plaster cast decorations that have begun to decay.

    • admin April 19, 2016 at 8:06 pm - Reply

      Germany is at a Trade Show this week – I will ask them when they return. I know we have it in Europe so it is just a matter of getting it here and then finding software that will assemble the point cloud to make the image.


  41. Jason Tracy April 25, 2016 at 3:14 am - Reply

    I want to purchase a 840 machine but the software that is included in the packages limits to 24×24. If I wanted to upgrade the software to pro version would that be possible and pay the offset?

    • admin April 25, 2016 at 7:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Jason

      Yes we also sell the Pro Version. you can pay the difference – not a problem

  42. Keith April 26, 2016 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    Has anyone else had problems fitting a 1/4in end mill into the 1/4in ATC collet? I boaught 2 of them and the 1/4in shank doesn’t fit in either one.

    • Robert Brady April 29, 2016 at 9:06 pm - Reply

      The regular Stepcraft site has a 3.175 mm (1/8″) and a 6 mm (not 1/4″) holder. You probably have 6 mm holder.

      • admin May 31, 2016 at 1:46 pm - Reply

        We have both metric and inches. 6mm and 1/4″

  43. Lou May 2, 2016 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Will this be able yo vuy through 1_1/2 oak maple and cherry?

    • admin May 31, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

      Yes we can cut through that material without a problem. We have a 5.5″ Z axis height which allows for taller materials

  44. Gabe May 3, 2016 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Thought I saw you guys say financing was available? I dont see any info on the site

  45. Caetano May 10, 2016 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    Hello, can you guys ship to Brazil?

  46. Christian Carlos Elorrieta Candia May 12, 2016 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m really interested in your product. Can you ship to Peru?

  47. Daniel May 16, 2016 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    would Mesh Cam be work with all machines?

    • admin May 31, 2016 at 1:38 pm - Reply

      Yes it will – not a problem – you just need to use a Mach 3 post processor

  48. prudhvi May 19, 2016 at 5:16 am - Reply

    Hi guys can we group together the CNC with a 3D printer.

  49. Caed May 19, 2016 at 8:10 am - Reply

    What is the cost/availability of replacement parts outside of warranty? (ie. motors, controller, lead screw, belts, etc.)
    Is there a link to the warranty somewhere?

    • admin May 31, 2016 at 1:37 pm - Reply

      We offer a full 2 year warranty on all of our machines. We ALWAYS have parts in stock. As for pricing, it will vary depending on the part. You can email support@stepcraft.us for more details.

  50. Rick Faircloth May 19, 2016 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Laser attachment ready, yet? If si, what price?



    • admin May 31, 2016 at 1:36 pm - Reply

      Hi Rick,

      We are planning for Summer. $399 is the expecting price. and we will have a more powerful one by fall that will be around $799.

  51. Cori May 19, 2016 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    Can I work with leather? Engrave and cut

    • admin May 31, 2016 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Yes you can – please call us to discuss 203-556-1856

  52. kamal May 21, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    can u add 4th axis

  53. Rick Faircloth May 28, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Laser attachment ready, yet? If so, what’s the price?

    • admin May 31, 2016 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      We are expecting to have a laser ready during the summer for sale – the 2W will be around $399 (but the price is not final yet). There will be a more powerful one as well coming this fall.

  54. Colleen May 31, 2016 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Can the machine cut fabric? do you need a sticky mat?

    • admin June 1, 2016 at 3:14 pm - Reply

      You need a sticky mat and a Donek Drag Knife

  55. Aruwa Agonoh June 11, 2016 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Please is there any opportunity to be trained by you on how to use this machine

    • admin June 16, 2016 at 12:11 pm - Reply

      Yes we offer training at our facility in Torrington, CT

      • TomZ June 19, 2016 at 3:10 am - Reply

        Where can I find more details ? What other suggestions to you have that address getting started with cnc ?

  56. BobF July 24, 2016 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    I noticed in one of the posts that some machines come with the Vetric 2D Software, is that accurate?

  57. ralph July 25, 2016 at 7:45 am - Reply

    how much is the machinehow much is the machine

    • admin August 6, 2016 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      The pricing is on the website for everything we sell.

  58. George July 26, 2016 at 11:29 am - Reply

    This would be my first CNC machine ever. just curious why is the spindle something one needs to choose? What makes one better than the other?

  59. Agard July 29, 2016 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Can your machines cut harder metal like steel, if yes what would be thickness limitation?

    • admin August 6, 2016 at 7:52 pm - Reply


      We only spec them to cut up to Aluminum. They are not designed to cut anything harder


  60. Rafael August 4, 2016 at 8:12 pm - Reply

    Hello , its possible to do laser marking on steel??

    • admin August 6, 2016 at 1:16 pm - Reply

      NO, our laser will not be powerful enough for that. Sorry

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