Welcome!

Congratulations! You’ve just taken one of your first steps into the world of 3D Carving! This guide will take you through the steps of building your very own X-Carve 3D Carver! We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to get you from unpacking your parts to carving. We’ve laid out the instructions starting from the bottom of the machine to the top, and we will cover everything from machine assembly to computer setup.

This is a do-it-yourself 3D carving kit: the more time and attention you put into assembling your machine, the better it will perform. If you run into any trouble during assembly or carving you can find further help from the wonderful community on the forum, our support center which is continuously growing with articles and tutorials, and as always you can reach our customer success team through our support center or by phone at 312 775 7009.

The X-Carve is open source hardware. We have 3D models and drawings available in a GrabCAD repository here.

Bill of Materials

Core Components Kit
SKU Name Quantity
30524-01 MakerSlide End Plate 4
30525-01 Gantry Side Plate 2
30526-01 Belt Clip 6
30677-01 Belt Sleeve Clip 6
30396-02 ACME Lead Screw 1
25195-07 Eccentric Spacer 0.200" Long 8
25195-08 Eccentric Spacer 0.375" Long 2
30534-01 Z Axis Motor Plate 1
25281-12 T-Slot Nut M5 Pre-Assembly 18
26054-04 Aluminum GT2 Pulley 20T 8mm 1
25280-03 Delrin Nut ACME 3/8-12 1
30547-01 GT2 Belt Closed Loop, 80T 1
25312-23 Aluminum Spacer 5.1mm ID 9.5mm OD 9.5mm LG 8
25287-11 Flat Washer M8 1
30545-01 X Carriage Extrusion 1
25142-09 MakerSlide 200mm Tapped Black 1
25203-01 V Wheel Assembly 20
25197-01 Smooth Idler Pulley Assembly 6
25286-33 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 8 16
25286-35 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 10 4
25286-38 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 12 16
25286-46 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 14 2
25286-43 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 25 11
25286-49 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 30 12
25286-48 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 40 4
30169-01 Flanged Bearing, 8mm 1
30552-05 Flat Head Screw M5 x 35 2
25287-12 M5 Flat Washer 26
30265-09 Nylon Insert Lock Nut M5 41
30265-05 Nylon Insert Lock Nut M6 1
25285-54 Socket Head Screw M5 x 10 4
25285-52 Socket Head Screw M5 x 16 8
25285-53 Socket Head Screw M5 x 20 4
30711-01 Lubricant 1
750mm Rail Kit
SKU Name Quantity
25281-10 T-Slot Nut M5 Pre-Assembly 12
26018-01 Extrusion Bracket (Gusset) 6
30558-02 X-Carve Label 1
26053-01 GT2 Belting - Open Ended (feet) 9
26049-05 Aluminum Extrusion 20mm × 20mm Black 708mm Lg 3
26049-06 Aluminum Extrusion 20mm × 20mm Black 750mm Lg 2
25142-12 MakerSlide 750mm Tapped Black 2
30678-02 MakerSlide Extra Wide 750mm Tapped Black 1
25286-36 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 10 12
750mm Motor and Wiring Kit
SKU Name Quantity
25311-06 Stepper Motor - NEMA 23 4
30679-05 Cable Assembly, Stepper Motor 73 in long (X-Axis) 1
30679-06 Cable Assembly, Stepper Motor 34 in long (Y1-Axis) 1
30679-07 Cable Assembly, Stepper Motor 71 in long (Y2-Axis) 1
30679-08 Cable Assembly, Stepper Motor 73 in long (Z-Axis) 1
750mm Drag Chain Kit
SKU Name Quantity
30527-05 Drag Chain Bracket 2
30527-06 Drag Chain Bracket 1
30680-01 Zip Tie Mount 4
26016-03 T-Nut M5 Post Assembly 5
30681-01 Drag Chain Support Arm 2
30331-12 Drag Chain 18x25 16 Links w/ Custom Ends 2
25986-03 Cable Tie 4" (100 Pack) 1
26049-08 Extrusion T-Slot 20x20 x 750mm Tapped 1
25286-44 Button Head Cap Screw M4 x 10 4
25286-31 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 6 1
25286-46 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 14 2
30554-06 Flat Head Cap Screw M5 x 10 4
30554-07 Flat Head Cap Screw M5 x 12 6
30265-08 Hex Nut M4 Nylon Locking 2
30265-10 Hex Nut M5 Nylon Locking 6
750mm Homing Switch Kit
SKU Name Quantity
30557-02 Microswitch 3
26016-03 Post-Assembly M5 T-Slot Nuts 2
30682-04 Cable Assembly, 2C Lugs Ferrules 76"Lg X-Limit 1
30682-05 Cable Assembly, 2C Lugs Ferrules 39"Lg Y-Limit 1
30682-06 Cable Assembly, 2C Lugs Ferrules 76"Lg Z-Limit 1
25312-25 Spacer 5.1mm ID 9.5mm 10.5mm Lg Aluminum 2
25284-12 Hex Nut M2x0.4 2
30265-07 Hex Nut M3 Nylon Locking 1
25285-56 Socket Head Screw M2 x 10 2
25285-57 Socket Head Screw M2 x 14 4
25285-44 Socket Head Screw M3 x 20 1
25285-51 Socket Head Screw M5 x 16 2
30555-03 Washer, Split Lock M2 Stainless 6
750mm Waste Board Kit
SKU Name Quantity
25281-10 T-Slot Nut M5 Pre-Assembly 12
30517-08 Threaded Insert M5 x 10 64
30683-01 750mm Waste Board 1
25286-40 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 12 12
750mm Side Board Kit
SKU Name Quantity
30684-01 Extrusion Connection Bracket 2
25281-13 T-Slot Nut M5 Pre-Assembly 21
26018-01 Cast Corner Bracket, Clear 4
30517-11 Threaded Insert M5 12
30685-02 Side Board, X-Carve 750mm Size 1
26049-10 Extrusion T-Slot 20x20 x 250mm 2
26049-05 Extrusion T-Slot 20x20 x 708mm 2
25286-34 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 8 8
25286-37 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 10 8
25286-41 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 12 5
25286-47 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 14 12
110V DeWalt 611 Spindle and Mount
SKU Name Quantity
30621-01 DeWalt 611 Router 1
30610-01 X-Carve DeWalt 611 Spindle Mount 1
25285-55 Socket Head Cap Screw M4 x 16mm Low Profile 3
25286-45 Button Head Cap Screw M5 × 16mm 2
30558-01 Inventables Label 1
30662-01 1/4" to 1/8" Collet Adapter 1
240V DeWalt 611 Spindle and Mount
SKU Name Quantity
30621-02 240V DeWalt 26200 router 1
30610-01 X-Carve DeWalt 611 Spindle Mount 1
25285-55 Socket Head Cap Screw M4 x 16mm Low Profile 3
25286-45 Button Head Cap Screw M5 × 16mm 2
30558-01 Inventables Label 1
30662-01 1/4" to 1/8" Collet Adapter 1
X-Carve DeWalt 611 Spindle Mount (Does Not Include Spindle)
SKU Name Quantity
30610-01 X-Carve DeWalt 611 Spindle Mount 1
25285-55 Socket Head Cap Screw M4 x 16mm Low Profile 3
30558-01 Inventables Label 1
25286-45 Button Head Cap Screw M5 × 16mm 2
30662-01 1/4" to 1/8" Collet Adapter 1
Bosch Colt Spindle Mount Kit
SKU Name Quantity
30287-01 Spindle Mounting Plate 1
30329-03 Bosch Colt Spindle Mount 1
30549-01 Rubber Inventables Sticker 1
25286-18 Button Head Cap Screw M5 x 10 2
25287-08 Flat Washer M5 1
25285-37 Socket Head Screw M5 x 20 1
25285-38 Socket Head Screw M5 x 25 1
30555-01 Split Lockwashers M5 1
Z-Probe
SKU Name Quantity
30611-02 Z-Probe Kit 1
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