A tinkerers biggest dream is a desktop CNC router at home, isn’t it? Check out our 2019 buyer’s guide to the 14 best DIY CNC router kits you can buy right now. We’re all about the 3D printers here at All3DP, but in the “desktop” and maker space, there’s a wealth of other machinery that uses the same principle of guiding a tool head across several axes that are worthy of attention. CNC mills and routers are two such subsets of tools, distinct in their regard for specific purposes. Ideal for precisely cutting through or into woods, metals and other materials, the CNC mill and CNC router are popular tools, but typically they come at a cost. Helping alleviate this is the DIY CNC kit, condensing down the CNC mill and CNC router into flat pack projects that result in high-quality tools fit for carving and cutting in relatively little time. Here we summarize the differences between the two and present 14 of the top DIY CNC router kits on the market today (ordered by price). Hackable and coming with a large work area out of the box – especially the XXL version – the Shapeoko is a versatile CNC router. The cheapest DIY CNC kit to feature on this list, Sainsmart’s ...