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Build a CNC Plasma Cutter for under $1,000


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What’s up guys! Here is a overview video on how I built my CNC plasma cutter. I’m planning on doing several more detailed videos on this subject, but I wanted to start off with a cliffhanger to get some buzz going.

For the cutter itself I used the YesWelder Cut-55DS, if you want to purchase anything from the YesWelder website you can use Coupon code “Strange” at checkout for 10% off your purchase.

I’m running the controller from Mach3 via a parallel port, and I’m generating my G-code from Fusion360.

Setting up a CNC controller:

Building a metal CNC structure:

All of my hardware was purchased from eBay:
Sain Smart 5 axis CNC breakout board
external drivers
NEMA23 stepper motors (twin shaft)
8MM pillow block bearings
8MM flexible shaft couplers
8MM ACME screw (47″ long)

Steel is 2X2 angle, and 2X2 tubing for the legs, with 3″ swivel casters underneath. I did not build the bed yet, one thing at a time.



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