The Full Size PRSstandard CNC

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The rugged, right-priced, entry-level tool for smaller shops ready to harness the power of CNC productivity

  • High-performing, affordable CNC tool for wood, plastics, aluminum and more (under $20,000).
  • Perfect for smaller shops that don’t require high production speeds.
  • Same rigid frames and durable mechanical components as our top-of-the-line PRSalpha.
  • Improved motors and new RBK drives deliver increased speed and power.
  • Easy to upgrade to the PRSalpha.
  • Proven ShopBot reliability and performance.
  • Free technical support, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

PRSstandard Control Box & Motor

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ShopBot's PRSstandard CNCs are our high-performing yet affordable, gantry-based CNC router, priced at less than $20,000. Using proven ShopBot advanced technology for CNC cutting, drilling, carving and machining, the PRSstandard is the right tool for smaller shops ready to venture into CNC productivity yet don’t require high production speeds. The PRSstandard uses our proven CNC workhorses, the  super-tough, open-loop stepper motors  with low-backlash gear heads as well as RBK series stepper motor drivers, delivering more power, higher speeds and step resolution, and smoother cutting.  The control system that runs the PRSstandard is the same full-featured controller used on all of our tools, and the leading affordable CNC controller for shops around the world. The control system software reads the new open standard for CNC code and OpenSBP as well as the older format for CNC G-Code. The latest version of our control system software is always available for free download from our web site. Best of all, as your needs and shop change, so does your CNC: you can upgrade your PRSstandard to our top-of-the-line, high-performance system by simply adding PRSalpha Control System, drives and motors.

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All Full Size Gantry Tools Include:

  • Tough precision linear bearings on the moving gantry and hardened steel rails for the X-axis.
  • Reliable rack-and-pinion power transmission on each axis.
  • Positional repeatability of +/- .002”.
  • Sealed industrial control box.
  • Z-zero touch-off plate and XYZ proximity switches.
  • Dust skirt ready to connect to your dust collector.
  • Advanced ShopBot developed and ShopBot supported Control System software runs your CNC.
  • Bundled with two powerful design programs to create CNC projects.
  • Fully-assembled gantry module ships along with steel and aluminum table components. The engineering of our structurally integrated table allows on-site assembly and the advantage of placement of the tool in work areas with limited accessibility – while still having a factory squared, aligned, and tested machining system. We also offer on-site set-up services, as well as training and production process consulting as options.
  • Unparalleled support for our user community with forums, production support services, training classes, and FREE technical support.
  • Two-year warranty.

PRSstandard Specifications

Our PRSstandard series of full-sized gantry tools provides an affordable entry to CNC for those who are ready to get started with CNC productivity. The tools are ideal for moderate production shops, educational settings, hobbyist garages, signmakers, woodworkers, artists, and DIYers (to name but a few). PRSstandard tools have the same rigid gantry, table frames, and durable mechanical components as our top-of-the-line PRSalpha series.

  • Low-backlash gearhead stepper motors on all axes.
  • Smooth RBK Series stepper drivers on all axes.
  • Step resolution .0006”.
  • Positional repeatability of +/- .002”.
  • Emergency stop disconnect switch integrated in control box.

ShopBot PRSstandard Dimensions and Prices (Length x Width x Plunge)

(Cutting Area and Footprint measurements are indicated in model on right)

  48-48-8 96-48-8 96-60-8 Cutting and Movement Area Diagram
Price $12,872 $15,234 $16,305
Cut/Movement Area
(green outline at right)
57” x 49” x 8”
(1.45m x 1.25m x 0.2m)
105” x 49” x 8”
(2.67m x 1.24m x 0.2m
105” x 61” x 8”
(2.67m x 1.55m x .2m)
(black arrows at right)
L72” x W79”x H67”
(1.83m x 2.01m x 1.70m)
L120” x W79” x H67”
(3.05m x 2.01m x 1.70m)
L120” x W91” x H67”
(3.05m x 2.31m x 1.70m)
View computer requirements    PRSstandard also available in the ShopBot Buddy format

ShopBot PRSstandard Introductory CNC Packages with Accessories

We've put together some suggested basic systems of CNC Tool and Table, as well as accessories useful in getting you quickly into production with CNC.

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Before Placing Your Order

Electrical -- If you will be using a standard router, the PRSstandard Control Box can be plugged into a 110VAC (50-60Hz)*, 20Amp circuit. For spindle options, your Control Box and spindle will need a dedicated 220VAC circuit (optionally 3 phase). You will need to know about the electrical service to your shop to plan your configuration. A 220VAC Control Box will need to be wired into the electrical service by a licensed electrician. [*The voltage and configuration of the Control Box needs to be specified at time of order. Control Box voltage is not configurable by the purchaser.] Standard control box is not UL certified at this time.

Router or Spindle -- ShopBots are configured for either router or spindle.  So you will need to specify your choice at the time you order your ShopBot.  Give us a call for help with this decision [and see Router/Spindle]

Shipping -- ShopBots are shipped as four modules (Table, X-rails, X & Y carriages, Z-axis) ready for straightforward assembly (ShopBot Buddy systems are shipped fully assembled).  Shipments are crated and banded onto a single pallet and ShopBot will arrange shipment by truck to your shop or facility.  You will need to discuss several aspects of shipping with us. 

International -- We sell and ship ShopBots internationally and manufacture them configured to local requirements.  The PRSstandard Control Box will usually adapt to local electrical service voltages, but you will need to plan circuits for your router/spindle and accessories and the Control Box needs to be configured for these at the time of purchase.  Check with us if you have questions.  Please see our International Support page where a number of issues related to international use, sales, shipping, installation and support are reviewed.

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No computer degree is needed to run a ShopBot! Each new ShopBot includes design software packages selected and bundled for project designing and tool-pathing. If you are primarily working in sheet goods, want to do v-carvings, and/or new to CNC? You may want to start with VCarvePro ShopBot Edition. If you are primarily working in solids or blocks, already experienced with CAD, and/or have an engineering background? You may want to start with Fusion 360. These two powerful software packages include CAD/CAM to take your ideas to project designs to tool-pathing. The ShopBot Control System software that runs your CNC is also included.

We also offer software packages for use in signmaking, cabinet making and more. Aspire by Vectric is one of our most popular—great for designing and machining carved decorative panels and doors, custom millwork, moldings, signage, dimensional logos, jewelry, custom gifts and much more.

ShopBot Design Software Suite is compatible with many software programs, including: • AutoCAD • Rhino 3D • SketchU p • ArtCAM • Vector Art 3D • Cabinet Vision • EnRoute • KCDw • MasterCAM • MillWizard • OneCNC • Shape 3D • Vector CAD CAM • Visualmill • CabinetParts Pro • DeskProto • eCabinet System

Learn more about software.

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Digital fabrication and online communication — together they are playing an important role in reshaping manufacturing in the U.S. and around the world. The distributed manufacturing model, which brings on-demand production and the end user closer together, is also growing fast. ShopBot Tools is a leader in supporting these developments. Our free online community,, can connect you with business opportunities around the country and the globe.

We also support tech communities such as the grassroots Camp ShopBots and Maker Faires that meet around the country, and we supply tools and support to educational FabLabs and Techshops.

Free Technical Support

Whether you’re new to digital fabrication or a veteran user of CNC technology, ShopBot is here to support your efforts. We provide free telephone technical support 7 days a week from our headquarters in Durham, North Carolina. We also have a vibrant online community at, sharing tips and advice with other users of digital fabrication technology.

ShopBot PRSstandard Warranty

ShopBot warrants that the PRSstandard system will perform in substantial compliance with the instructions and documentation supplied.  ShopBot further warrants that all components of the tool, except for those parts subject to normal wear (e.g. pinion gears, gear rack, springs), will be free from defects in material or workmanship for two years from the date of purchase.  SELLER'S SOLE OBLIGATION AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY under this Limited Warranty and, to the extent permitted by law, any warranty or condition implied by law, shall be the repair or replacement of parts, without charge, which are defective in material or workmanship and which have not been misused, carelessly handled, or mis-repaired by persons other than Seller.  ShopBot reserves the right to use new or ShopBot remanufactured components for warranty replacement.  Components repaired under warranty repairs will be returned to customer at ShopBot’s expense via surface mail.  Overnight or Express shipping will be at the customer's expense.  There are no warranties extending beyond the above warranties.  All resold products constituting accessories and secondary components (such as, but not limited to, routers, spindles, vacuum pumps, etc) are subject to their own manufacturer’s warranties.

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